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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Two Doctoral Assistants in English Renaissance Drama

FNS Project: Theater and Judgment in Early Modern England

Director: Prof. Kevin Curran, University of Lausanne

Start Date: September 1, 2021

Contract Length and Percentage: 4 years (review after year 1); 100%

Place of Work: Department of English, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

The FNS-funded project “Theater and Judgment in Early Modern England” is recruiting two doctoral assistants. One DA will write a PhD thesis on theater and judgment in Tudor England. The other DA will write a PhD thesis on printed drama and the culture of judgment in Early Modern England. While the primary task of the DAs will be the completion of their theses, they will also be fully involved in the life of the project more broadly, which will include presenting work both in Switzerland and abroad, organizing an international conference, conducting one semester of archival research in either Oxford or Edinburgh, and co-editing with the project director a collection of essays called Cultures of Judgment in the Early Modern World. A project description for “Theater and Judgment in Early Modern England” can be found here:

To be considered for either of these posts, candidates must have an MA in English, or a related field, by July 1, 2021.

To apply please email the following (in English) to Kevin Curran ( by March 15, 2021:

· A brief cover letter that specifies which of the two doctoral assistantships you are applying for and how your academic experience/work connects to your interest in that topic.

· A CV

· A sample of your academic writing, either an MA thesis chapter (preferably) or an essay.

Short interviews may be held by Zoom after an initial review of applications.

Please feel free to direct any questions you may have to Kevin Curran (email above).

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Distinguished International Visiting Fellow, Australian Research Council’s Center for the History of Emotions, 2017


Short-Term Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 2011


Pforzheimer Fellowship in Renaissance Studies at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2009      


Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 2007        


FQRSC Collaborative Research Grant for the McGill Shakespeare and Performance Research Team, 2007-10


Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library, 2006


Short-Term Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 2005


Richard H. Tomlinson Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2005-07, McGill University


Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship, 2001-05



Kesterson Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching, 2012

Professor of the Year Award, 2012

© 2017 by Kevin Curran.