The following message comes from John Lyon at University of Bristol:
Colleagues may be interested in alerting appropriate students to the following opportunity at Bristol University in the UK:
I’m looking for an early career children’s literature specialist who might be interested in applying for a 3 year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship with Bristol as her/his nominated institution. We feel that the ‘why Bristol?’ part of such an application could be made very strong.
Bristol holds the Penguin Archive and I am Principal Investigator of the 4 year AHRC funded Penguin Archive Project. The Project aims to produce an on-line catalogue of the Archive. We have a postdoctoral researcher in Penguin and Modern Poetry, and two Ph.D. students, one on Penguin Specials, the other on Penguin and Classical translations. But, as you know, children’s literature is hugely important to the history of Penguin, with Puffin’s 70th birthday falling in 2010. Moreover, any such postdoc would not be wholly lonely since Dr Ika Willis here has a strong interest in children’s literature and teenage fiction. Any such person would also have the opportunity of playing a major role in our large Penguin conference which we plan for summer 2010.
Please contact John Lyon (J.M.Lyon@bristol.ac.uk) for further details.