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School of English Drama Film currently hiring for Post-Doc Fellow 

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within School of English Drama and Film.
The Postdoctoral Researcher will work on the Irish Research Council-funded project, `Imperial Minerals: Reading Mineral Extraction in the Anglophone Literary Cultures of the British Southern Settler Colonies, 1842-1910', led by the Principal Investigator, Dr Sarah Comyn. The position will research the literary cultures and representations of the infrastructure regimes supporting copper, diamond, and gold mining in the settler colonies of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. A key focus of this position will be examining the racialised imperial and national narratives and the demarcation of a global colour line that characterises extractive infrastructures, their literatures, and their reading communities.
You will participate in a research team undertaking the first transnational, mineral commodity-comparative study of the nineteenth-century literary cultures of the settler colonial extractive industries of copper, diamonds, and gold in colonial Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. This project will provide a new literary corpus of the southern settler colonies that expands traditional literary geographies, uncovers extractive cultures and subcultures, challenges the categories of literary authorship and readership of the nineteenth century, and examines different forms of environmental, cultural, social, and economic displacement.
In this role, you will be guided by Dr Sarah Comyn and will be expected to take the lead in developing research on the literary cultures of the infrastructure regimes of mineral extraction. This research will need to be targeted at top international journals. You will also be contributing to the continuous development of the project's literary corpus and database. You will also be expected to disseminate research at international conferences and workshops, and to co-organise the international seminar series and a symposium at UCD. The project has received funding from the Irish Research Council (IRC) under the Laureate scheme.
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