Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

UJA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships Hosting Offer 2020 (SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES)

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    16/06/2020 00:00 - Europe/Athens
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Jaén
    Universidad de Jaén
    English Studies

Description of Hosting Institution (UJA – Spain)

Jaén University (UJA) was created in 1993 and is in the Top 50 of the world’s best young universities according to THE (Times Higher Education). This ranking analyzes aspects such as teaching, research work, the university’s international outreach, or integration into industry. Besides, the UJA has received the distinction of Campus of International Excellence in the fields of Agrifood (CEIA3) and Climate Change (CamBio), plus it also leads the Andalusian CEI project on historical heritage PatrimoniUN10.

Jaén University has five faculties (Social and Legal Sciences; Humanities and Education Sciences; Health Sciences; Experimental Sciences and Social Work) and two higher polytechnic schools for engineering (Linares and Jaén). In turn, these centers are organized into 35 departments. It also has three Postgraduate educational centers (Doctorate School, Advanced Study Center in Modern Languages and Postgraduate Study Center).

In regards to its research, there are several specialized centers at Jaén University (https://www.ujaen.es/servicios/ofipi/uja-ri-expertise). Besides, the full picture of the over 100 UJA groups covers the following research fields of expertise: Agrifood (AGR); Biology (BIO); Health (CTS); Social Sciences, Business, Law (SEJ); Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (FQM); Humanities (HUM); Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (RNM); Information and Communications Technology (TIC); and Engineering Production Technology (TEP).

As far the UJA hosting offer is concerned, Prof. JESÚS LÓPEZ-PELÁEZ CASELLAS (jlopez@ujaen.es) would be willing to host post-doctoral researchers that are eventually funded through the MSCA-IF 2020 call for applications to be part of the following research team: https://www.ujaen.es/servicios/ofipi/uja-ri-expertise/hum-271-multidisciplinary-approach-english


Project description

The area of research to be conducted under supervision within the Group involves the study of early modern (1485-1660) English literature. More specifically, the examination of narrative texts, poetry, emblem books and plays focusing on the construction of identities, with a special attention to such notions as ethnicity and racialist –or proto-racist- attitudes, as well as those dealing with the evolution of new economic –nascent-capitalist- ideas. In both fields (identity construction, and the rise of capitalism) we will be paying attention to the ways in which conflicting, frequently contradictory, ideas related to these topics are articulated in order to come to terms with two radically new realities in sixteenth and seventeenth century England: an increasing awareness of the disturbing existence of the ethnic and cultural Other, and the emergence of new economic ideas (credit, imaginary –fiduciary- money, value vs worth etc.). All these elements are present in numerous creative texts, but mostly in plays (by Shakespeare and his (near) contemporaries), narrative texts (travel writing, essays, sermons, political and social –coney-catching- pamphlets etc.) and poetry (including emblems). These texts may be examined in depth, or translated into Spanish in critical, annotated, bilingual editions.

The Research Group can offer state-of-the-art facilities and wide –although limited- access to various bibliographical resources and databases, access to national and international conferences in the field of English studies, and participation in the organization of several international conferences and seminars.


Application procedure

CV, Motivation letter and Summary of project proposal (250 words) should be sent by the offer deadline to ofipi@ujaen.es. Further information regarding the application requirements can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/msca-if-2020 & https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/individual-fellowships_en. Please, take into account that interested candidates should comply with the MSCA-IF programme mobility rule before applying: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf.


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