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Postdoctoral Research Assistant: A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (Variable Hours)

Applications for this vacancy closed on 22 March 2021 at 12:00PM
This post will be fixed-term until 31st August 2022, and it is anticipated
that the appointees will start on 1 May 2021 or as soon as possible
thereafter.





The post-holders will be based in the Gibson Building, Radcliffe Observatory
Quarter, Oxford OX2 6GG





Following the award of a European Research Council Advanced Grant to Professor
Andy Orchard (‘A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry’), the Faculty of
English Language and Literature is seeking to appoint additional Postdoctoral
Research Assistants to work on the project.





CLASP is an ERC-funded project that comprises a fully-searchable multimedia
library of Anglo-Saxon poetry, along with modern translations and a
comprehensive database, including digital facsimiles of the surviving
manuscripts. The 60,000 lines of verse, mainly in Latin and Old English, can
be interrogated in both normalized and manuscript spellings, and are further
analysed according to metre, diction, formulas, sources, themes, and
emendations, so offering a multi-layered tool for mapping the transition from
speech to script to print in ways previously unimaginable. The comprehensive
multilingual and multifaceted perspectives provided by CLASP are unparalleled
for the poetry of any period of English literature, and offer innovative
opportunities for teaching and research, encouraging new editions,
translations, readings, interpretations, and audiences.





Reporting to the Principal Investigator (Professor Andy Orchard) either
directly or indirectly via one of the three Postdoctoral Research Assistants
(Drs Rachel Burns, Colleen Curran, and Rafael Pascual), the post holders will
be members of the disparate research network that forms CLASP (A Consolidated
Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry www.clasp.ell.ox.ac.uk), working independently
to provide research support at a high level in a number of designated key
areas relating to Old English and Anglo-Latin poetry. Such areas include:
palaeography, codicology, punctuation, and _mise-en-page_ of relevant
manuscripts; scribal and editorial practice; bibliography; lexicography,
including lemmatization and morphological analysis, as well as establishing
word- and form-frequencies; prosody and metre, including scansion and the
marking of diacritics; normalization; syntax; source-study; classification of
formulas and themes; translation into Modern English. The post holders will
gain familiarity and experience with a wide range of printed editions and
commentaries pertaining to texts of Old English and Anglo-Latin verse, as well
as with a range of digital tools, some developed in the course of the project
itself.





Applicants should possess a relevant PhD/DPhil (the PhD must have been awarded
by the time the individual takes up the post); have proven ability in either
Anglo-Latin or Old English; experience of work with Anglo-Saxon texts and
manuscripts, including accuracy in transcription and translation; high
proficiency in Old English, especially with regard to language and metre (some
acquaintance with Latin is also required); the ability to work flexibly, and
in a team; a willingness to participate in the overall running of the project
and public engagement activities; a high level of communication skills,
including the ability to address a range of audiences; a high level of
organisational skills and an ability to meet deadlines; excellent computer
skills; and the capability to work independently, and across disciplinary
boundaries.





Applications (which should include a CV and a supporting statement explaining
your suitability for the post) should be made online via the link above by 12
noon on Monday 22 March 2021.





Interviews are expected to be held online during week beginning Tuesday 6
April 2021.

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This post will be fixed-term until 31st August 2022, and it is anticipated that the appointees will start on 1 May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

The post-holders will be based in the Gibson Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford OX2 6GG

 

Following the award of a European Research Council Advanced Grant to Professor Andy Orchard (‘A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry’), the Faculty of English Language and Literature is seeking to appoint additional Postdoctoral Research Assistants to work on the project.

 

CLASP is an ERC-funded project that comprises a fully-searchable multimedia library of Anglo-Saxon poetry, ...
This post will be fixed-term until 31st August 2022, and it is anticipated
that the appointees will start on 1 May 2021 or as soon as possible
thereafter.





The post-holders will be based in the Gibson Building, Radcliffe Observatory
Quarter, Oxford OX2 6GG





Following the award of a European Research Council Advanced Grant to Professor
Andy Orchard (‘A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry’), the Faculty of
English Language and Literature is seeking to appoint additional Postdoctoral
Research Assistants to work on the project.





CLASP is an ERC-funded project that comprises a fully-searchable multimedia
library of Anglo-Saxon poetry, along with modern ...
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