Rhodes University Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Masters Scholarship

Rhodes University Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Masters Scholarship

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Masters Scholarship


Intersecting Diasporas: Literature of the African, Latin American, and South Asian Diasporas

The  focus of Professor Sam Naidu’s project is the fictional crimes and related identities represented in literature of the African, Latin American and South Asian diasporas.  Drawing on current postcolonial theories of migration and diaspora, the intention of this project is to uncover the value of such imaginary constructions of transnational subjectivities and of what is deemed ‘criminal’ in an increasingly globalised world.

Masters candidates wishing to embark on research projects which explore fictional representations of the experiences and exigencies of diaspora, and who favour a comparative methodology informed by an intersectional approach to the study of literature are invited to apply for:

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MA scholarship (two years); R90 000 per annum.

Requirement: Honours degree in English literature/Literary Studies (candidates must have studied or show a keen interest in transnational literature or literature of migration and diaspora).

Programme Co-Ordinator: Professor Sam Naidu, Department of English Literature, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Applicants need to send a brief research proposal (1000 words) and a CV with academic record to: s.naidu@ru.ac.za

Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence study in  February .

For enquiries contact: s.naidu@ru.ac.za or pgfunding@ru.ac.za

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