Modern Humanities Research Association Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Working pattern: 50% FTE, days of working to be agreed

Contract: Fixed Term, 1st October 2022 to 30th September 2023

We have an exciting opportunity in the School of English to work as a Modern Humanities Research Association Postdoctoral Research Associate on the Cambridge Edition of the Complete Works of Ann Radcliffe, a major eight-volume project which will be published by Cambridge University Press between 2023-6, under the general editorship of Professor Angela Wright, University of Sheffield, and Professor Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania. The appointment is funded by the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA), which exists to promote high-quality scholarship in English and the Modern Languages. It does this by publishing journals and monographs and by supporting major research projects. The successful applicant will hold the title ‘MHRA Research Associate’.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in literature, concentrating upon the eighteenth and/or nineteenth centuries, and with knowledge in the fields of Romanticism and the Gothic. In this role, you will work alongside Professor Angela Wright at Sheffield, as well as communicating with, and assisting Professor Michael Gamer and the other members of the international editorial team.

This role will offer you an opportunity to further your knowledge of Romanticism and the Gothic, as well as developing your public engagement and project management skills. You will learn about textual collation, the importance of contemporaneous reviewing practices, and you will be able to develop and enhance your use of social media and communication skills. You will also attend a range of meetings with the editorial and advisory boards for the edition.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Prof Angela Wright in the School of English at the University of Sheffield (

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