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Fully funded PhD studentship available – apply now

The Memories of Fiction project is delighted to announce a fully-funded 3-year postgraduate research studentship at the University of Roehampton, and based in the English and Creative Writing Dept. Proposals that can link in with the Memories of Fiction project are particularly welcome. Such proposals might relate to one or more of the following areas: reading, memory, oral history, life writing, voice/writing, book studies.

Full details and info on how to apply can be found here
Please note that the deadline is 31st August.

Find out more about English and Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton here.


Appointment of Research Associate to Memories of Fiction Project

Shelley and I would like to thank all those who applied to work on the Memories of Fiction project. With more than sixty high quality applicants, it was tough deciding on four to shortlist and interview.

We are, however, very pleased to announce that we have appointed Dr Amy Tooth Murphy as our research associate. Amy has in-depth experience of  researching popular perceptions of literature, reading and oral history.

Her most recent project has been with Toby Butler, at the University of East London’s School of Arts and Digital Industries (History).  The Bethnal Green Memorial Project has attracted a great deal of news interest, including from the BBC.

Last year Amy completed her thesis at the University of Glasgow: ‘Reading the Lives between the Lines: Lesbian Oral History and Lesbian Literature in  Post-War Britain’ (supervised by Prof. Lynn Abrams (History) and Dr David Shuttleton (English Lit).

Graham Smith

On January 6 next year, Amy will be speaking at an Oral History Society/Institute of Historical Research seminar. ‘The Continuous Thread of Revelation: Chrononormativity and the Challenge of Queer Oral History’, RHolden Room, 103, on the first floor of Senate House.