University of Essex – Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

The Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies was one of the foundational departments in the University of Essex and is an exciting, interdisciplinary department, where theory and practice across a range of disciplines from creative writing to theatre, literature, filmmaking and journalism thrive alongside each other. It was among the first in the UK to integrate U.S Literature in to the curriculum and has a long tradition of teaching and research in the Literatures of the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Department has been host to many leading figures in the field, from Robert Lowell and Edward Dorn to Ted Berrigan, Donald Davie, Gordon Brotherston, Herbie Butterfield, Derek Walcott, Peter Hulme, Richard Gray, and Cristina Fumagalli.

The Department is seeking to employ an inspiring Lecturer in Literature with interests across a range of writings, from nineteenth century to the present. The appointed person will be expected to make a significant contribution to the research and teaching activities of the Department. They will also be expected to supervise students, at both undergraduate and post graduate level, and participate in administrative duties. An ability to contribute to teaching in areas including Literatures of the Americas, world literature, literature in translation and/or to contribute to other areas of the department (creative writing, film, drama, journalism) would be desirable.

This is a permanent full time post based at the Colchester Campus which is offered to start on 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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