English Research MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with HKU/NUS/Humboldt
I applied to study at King’s after seeing an advertisement for a PhD-Net co-ordinated by the College with the University of Stuttgart and the Sorbonne in Paris. This seemed a fantastic opportunity to be part of an international research community.
Being in London has also provided me with unparalleled access to archive collections and world-leading libraries. My research project focuses on an extensive collection for the modernist magazine ADAM International Review, housed within the King’s College Archives
. Resources such as this make King’s an exciting place at which to undertake postgraduate research. It was whilst working in the archives, for instance, that I was fortunate enough to uncover previously unpublished short stories and aphorisms by the modernist writer Katherine Mansfield (read the news story here
My research is funded by the Graduate School
(King’s Continuation Scholarship) and the Leverhulme Trust (Study Abroad Studentship). Funding from King’s has enabled me to present papers at international conferences, establish a translation project with the French Department, and organise a Postgraduate Training Day at King’s with the British Association of Modernist Studies (BAMS). Such support helps to ensure that King’s continues to grow as a centre for excellence in modernist literary scholarship.