Archive for July, 2013


Ben Jonson Walking Online @BenJonsonsWalk

July 10, 2013

Follow Ben Jonson now via twitter, facebook and a blog

as he walks to Scotland!

8 July to 5 October 2013

“In early July of 1618 Ben Jonson – famous poet and dramatist, favourite of King James and friend to William Shakespeare – set out on foot for his ancestral Scotland. He reached Edinburgh in September, and spent several months in James’s northern kingdom. He was greeted as a celebrity, widely feted, and enjoyed the hospitality of prominent Scots including William Drummond of Hawthornden, who recorded as much as he could of Jonson’s gossipy and provocative conversation.”


Lecturer in Early Modern Literature (Teaching and Scholarship Focused)

July 6, 2013

The Role

The School of English wishes to appoint a full-time short-term lecturer in Early Modern Studies in order to provide teaching and scholarship support. The successful candidate will make an outstanding contribution to teaching and scholarship in the field of early modern studies and assume all appropriate responsibilities.

The Person

The successful candidate will have a first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area and a PhD in a relevant discipline. You will possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established teaching programmes, excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills and the ability to teach Early Modern Literature.The ability to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning, and to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn is essential. The successful candidate will also demonstrate evidence of current research activity in the field of Early Modern Literature.

Please refer to the job description below for the full person specification.

The School of English

The School of English currently has c. 900 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its permanent academic staff of 37 includes an excellent cohort of highly promising and productive early career researchers alongside senior staff with international reputations. English at Kent is based on a commitment to the traditional fields of the discipline, to consolidating the School’s distinctive strengths, and to innovation. Key areas of research such as medieval literature, American literature, postcolonial studies and modern poetry have been strengthened by recent appointments. There have also been strategic appointments in the nineteenth century and in creative writing, two fields of recent development that are central to the School’s long-term strategy.

For more information, please visit our website:

Further Information

Start date for applications: 5th July 2013

Closing date for applications: 26th July 2013

Interviews are to be held: 21st August 2013

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply – for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. Please include contact details of three referees in your CV.

Find out more here.

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