Monthly Archives: January 2008

Monthly Lunch Meeting

On 22 February Nadine Akkerman will present her paper "A Stateswoman Yet: Elizabeth Stuart’s Voluminous Correspondence Collected, Annotated, and Analysed" from 13:00-14:00 in Lipsius 001. All welcome!

Lecturer in the History of the English Language

Applications are invited from candidates with a primary research interest and proven research and teaching record in the History of the English Language. An additional interest in bibliography and/or corpus-based historical linguistics would be an advantage. The Department would like to appoint someone who will help to bridge the literature and language interests in the Department, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the teaching of literature as well as language.

Appointment will be at an appropriate point of the Lecturer A scale (UCL grade 7, GBP 31,685-£34,624 + GBP 2,714 London Allowance). The appointment will start in October 2008.

The UCL English Department was awarded an ‘Excellent’ grade in the 1994 Teaching Quality Assessment, and a 5*A in the 1996 and 2002 Research Assessment Exercises.

Candidates should send a copy of their c.v., the names and contact details of two referees, a covering letter, and completed equal opportunities form, by e-mail to Kathryn Metzenthin, Department Administrator, by the closing date. Applicants should ask their referees to submit references direct to the department by the closing date.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 January 2008.

Shortlisting will take place on 8 February 2008. Interviews will be held on Friday 7 March 2008. Those invited to attend for interview will be asked to submit a short piece of written work by 19 February.



New book on letter-writing manuals

Marina Dossena has brought this new book to our attention: Letter-Writing Manuals : From Antiquity to the Present : Historical and Bibliographic Studies, edited by Carol Poster and Linda C. Mitchell. Columbia (S.C.) : The University of South Carolina Press, 2007.