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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Prospective Postgraduate Newsletter June 2018

International conferences come to English Studies at Durham

The summer term has come to a close here at Durham - but as our undergraduate students depart we'll be welcoming researchers from across the world to several conferences.

From now until September, English Studies staff and postgraduates will be involved with some major literature-related events at the University, such as:

These bring an international community of scholars to Durham. As a postgraduate student with us, you'll soon be able to experience the opportunity they offer.

New funded PhD opportunity

We've just released details of a full-time PhD studentship, on the topic of ‘Muriel Spark and the Political Warfare Executive’.

Muriel Spark is known to have served in the PWE from 1944, working on clandestine broadcasting operations against Germany. While critics have often commented on the significance this holds for understanding the sources and themes of Spark's work, this PhD dissertation will provide the first monograph-length analysis of this aspect of Spark’s career.

The deadline to apply for this fully-funded studentship is 13th July. For more details visit the Centre for Modern Conflicts and Cultures.

Meet Suzannah V. Evans

Reader, critic, poet, linguist. These are some of the ways current PhD researcher Suzannah V. Evans describes herself.

Suzannah has certainly been very active over the past few months. Alongside her PhD research, she has interviewed several poets at StAnza 2018 and published the podcasts on our blog, served as Reviews Editor for the recent issue of The Compass Magazine, and is co-organising the forthcoming Symposium of Sound.

She is just one of our thriving community of PhD students, who contribute so much to the cultural life of the University and beyond.