|Research Associate in Victorian Print Culture at the University of Kent|
This post has arisen as a result of the award of an AHRC Project Grant to Dr Catherine Waters for a study of the Victorian ‘special correspondent’. The project analyses the significance of special correspondence and its evolution in the context of developments in the periodical and newspaper press throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. The post-holder will assume major responsibility for identifying and charting the careers of individual ‘specials’, writing new entries on these figures for the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism and will work collaboratively with Dr Waters on interpretation of the material collected, in order to better understand the formal and thematic features which make this form of writing distinctive.
It will be necessary for the post-holder to spend most of their research time at the British Library site at St Pancras, London. Occasionally, the post-holder will be required to travel to the British Library site at Colindale, London. Travel expenses will not be paid for travel to the St Pancras site, but will be paid for travel to the Colindale site.
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