Wednesday, March 14, 2007

[UK] Research Studentship in Women, Ageing and Media - University of Gloucestershire

Research Studentship in Women, Ageing and Media Faculty of Media, Art & Communications

Applications are invited for a 3-year full-time PhD Studentship in the research area of Women Ageing and Media, to the value of £10,000 pa plus tuition fees.

The studentship will be associated with the Faculty`s Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) Research Group. Proposals should focus on the study of either film or television but can address any of WAM`s key research themes:

  • Invisible/Visible - The visibility of sexuality, desire in older women, visibility of older woman in public sphere, visibility of aged woman`s naked body.
  • Emotion and Affect - caring and regret in older women`s relationship to child bearing/rearing and sexuality/desire.

  • Monstrous/scary femininity - The issues here relate to older woman as corporeally frightening.
  • Public Sphere/Domestic sphere – This focuses upon the commodification of ageing and the increasing visibility of the older woman as a consumer with disposable income.
  • Generational feminism - relationship between second and third wave feminism.
    It is expected that the successful applicant will already have a relevant MA.
    Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Ros Jennings on 01242 715002, email:

    An application form may be downloaded from or obtained from the Research Administration Office:

    Research Administration Office
    University of Gloucestershire
    The Park
    GL50 2RH
    Tel: 01242 714179

    Closing date for applications: Friday 30 March 2007
    Interviews are expected to take place during the week beginning 30 April 2007
    The successful candidate will be expected to commence their studies as soon as possible after 1 June 2007
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