PHD: Funded PhD Opportunity in University College Cork

University College Cork is currently seeking applications for a PhD project entitled, Measuring Change in Irish Literature, which will be one of ten funded projects to emerge out of CASCADE’s doctoral network. The successful candidate will be appointed as Marie Curie Early Career Researchers at University College Cork, enrolled in a fully-funded three-year PhD programme, and paid a salary of TBA.

Measuring Change in Irish Literature will use techniques from cultural analytics and natural language processing to pursue questions about the centrality of subject matters to Ireland’s literary canon, authorial language and individual style through time. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue PhD-quality research which tracks semantic and conceptual change in the Irish national literary canon over time; explore intragenerational and intergenerational similarities and differences in meaning and style; and expose the lasting influence of ‘ad hoc’ (external, historical) events on language production (war, religion, etc). The successful candidate will also be expected to undertake planned secondments on the broad topic of “finding stories in data” at the University of Dublin and VICESSE, the Vienna Centre for Societal Security.

Please note that the deadline has been extended until April 15th.

Further details: PhD Measuring Change in Irish Literature | EURAXESS (