Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Landscape and Children’s Literature: three year full-time funded PhD scholarship

Friday, 15 December 2017

Landscape and Children PhD stories

We’re pleased to open applications for a three year funded PhD in Children’s Literature.

It offers an outstanding student  the opportunity to research the role, significance and function of landscape in children’s literature, with an emphasis on popular British children’s fantasy fiction over the last fifty years. 

The focus should be confined to post-war children’s literature, and the candidate should be comfortable using an ecocritical approach to textual analysis.

Applicants are expected to have completed a relevant Master’s degree prior to the studentship start date. They should be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English. You will be joining a vibrant community of doctoral students with access to world-class resources.

The studentship is open to Home/EU and International students, but the funding will only cover Home/EU research degree fees. Therefore international applicants should be aware that they would need to fund the difference between the Home/EU and International research degree fees each year.  Please see this page for information on current International fees.

The PhD will be co-supervised by Professor Mary Wild and Dr Roger Dalrymple of the School of Education. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Directors of Studies to discuss their application.

How to apply

To request an application pack, a project description and for further details of how to apply, please contact hss-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk quoting Landscape and Children’s Literature in the subject heading. The closing date for applications is 13.00 on Tuesday 20 February 2018.