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University of Newcastle PhD Scholarship in Shakespeare Studies, Australia

PhD scholarship - Shakespeare studies

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A PhD scholarship is available for a student with a literary studies, computer science or statistics background to join the Shakespeare Folio project at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
The Shakespeare First Folio is arguably the most important document in English literature, but important questions about the texts it includes remain in dispute. This ARC-funded project, led by Professor Hugh Craig, is using statistical methods to date rival versions, detect patterns of authorial revision compared to random textual corruption, and measure the closeness or divergence between different versions. The findings will have an impact on the wording and presentation of plays read and heard by millions world-wide.
The successful candidate will be a member of the Centrefor Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Centre for 21st Century Humanities at Newcastle, and will join a global network of computational stylistics researchers.
Applicants will have a background in literary studies, computer science, or statistics.

Scholarship Details

The scholarship includes tuition fees and living allowance of $26,288 per annum (2016 rate), a laptop on commencement of the PhD, and some local and international travel support.


  • Have an excellent academic record in Honours, a Masters by Research or a Masters by Coursework degree, in literary studies, computer science, or statistics
  • Meet the University of Newcastle's entry requirements for PhD and English language requirements
  • Be willing to study full-time
This scholarship is available to International and Australian candidates.

Application procedure

Interested applicants are advised to send an email expressing their interest.
Contact: Prof Hugh Craig
Phone: +61 2 4921 5212

Applications close 15 June 2016

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