Faculty Research Awards and Fellowships Faculty Research Awards and Fellowships

The Faculty has schemes in place to support staff research, including Small Awards Scheme to help develop research outputs and research environment, and a scheme designed in particular to support the research of Early Career Researchers. Full details are available via the links below and School Research Directors will be happy to discuss them with you, and answer any questions you may have.

In addition, each year the Faculty supports a number of applications for Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowships from suitably qualified applicants. In the first instance, please contact Claire Grasby (c.grasby@uea.ac.uk) Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research, if you are interested in making an application for the 2016/17 competition.   

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Films in Translation / Tapping the Power of Foreign Language Films

Tapping the Power of Foreign Language Films: Audiovisual Translation as Cross-cultural Mediation International Research Network project (AHRC Grant AH/N007026/1; PI MN Guillot) held its first set of events 29-30 June, with a set of three productive interrelated research and impact activities: a day-long research workshop that brought together a team of 15 leading EU researchers and AVT professionals from the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Greece to share their expertise on the...

The Dhow House by Jean McNeil

The Dhow House is set on the Indian Ocean coast of an unnamed east African country. Here, a large community of whites – ‘stateless post-colonials’ in the words of Margaux, an American archaeologist who befriends Rebecca, the protagonist of the story – has persisted, fifty years after Independence from the country’s European overlords. In their beach homes stocked with Swahili furniture, seashells and gin, the country’s whites lead lives of luxury and leisure; for them the coast is a place...

Introducing New Leverhulme Early Career Fellows

The Faculty is delighted to be hosting 3 new Leverhulme Fellows Sophia Hatzisavvidou (PPL), John Mark Philo (LDC) and Janosch Prinz (PPL). Sophia is working on a project on 'Green Arguments', John Mark's work looks at how Renaissance writers used Tacitus, and Janosch's project focuses on the crisis in political legitimacyin the Western world. The Leverhulme Trust awarded 116 Fellowships in 2016, so for the Faculty to secure 3 of these awards is a demonstration of our...

New UEA Journal by Chi-He Elder

PPL has founded a new, university-wide online publication to provide feedback on pre-publication work, and share ongoing research. PiLaCS – Papers in Language and Communication Studies – is open to both staff and students at UEA to submit work-in-progress on any topic related to language and communication.

AHRC Major Grant Success for Keith M. Johnston

The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85 has recently been awarded AHRC funding. Keith Johnston (AMA) is collaborating with Sarah Street (University of Bristol) on a project that looks at the aesthetic and industrial uses of colour film technology in British film.

AHRC Major Grant Success for Rachel Potter

Rachel Potter (LDC) has been awarded an AHRC grant as principal investigator on a project on 'The impact of non-governmental writers’ organisations on freedom of expression’. The project focuses on the political and intellectual agency of writers' organisations in defining free expression and shaping internationalisation since the 1920s.

Continued success for Growing Up Married

Directed by AMA’s Eylem Atakav in 2015 the film Growing Up Married explores what happens following child marriages, by focusing on the stories of four women. It was recently presented at the House of Lords' Women Worldwide Advancing Freedom and Equality seminar and the film is attracting significant media attention.

Two Awards for Lyndsey Stonebridge

Lyndsey Stonebridge's The Judicial Imagination (2011) has won the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize (first awarded in 1916, for a historical or critical work in English by a woman). She is also part of an interdisciplinary team of UK researchers exploring how historical stories are told in refugee communities. This work is supported with funding from the AHRC-ESRC's Global Challenges Research Fund. (https://refugeehosts.org/).

Cinemas and Cinemagoing in Wartime Britain, 1939-45: the Utility Dream Palace by Richard Farmer

Cinemas and cinemagoing in wartime Britain, 1939-45: the utility dream palace (Manchester University Press, 2016) Cinemagoing was a central element of lived experience for many millions of Britons during the Second World War, and has often been understood as offering a means by which people might escape the many hardships and occasional horrors of life in a period of total war.  My research, however, shows that the cinemas of Britain were so fully embedded within the patterns...

In Different Rooms: Representations of Anne Frank in American Literature by Rachael McLennan

In Different Rooms: Re presentations of Anne Frank in American Literature (Routledge) explores portrayals of Anne Frank in American literature. There she is often invoked, if problematically, as a means of encouraging readers to think widely about persecution, genocide, and victimisation; and often in relation to gender, ethnicity, and race. The book shows how literary representations of Anne Frank in America over the past 50 years reflect the continued dominance of American dramatic...

Longshadows: The Second World War in British Fiction and Film by Petra Rau

Petra Ra u (ed.) Long Shadows: The Second World War in British Fiction and Film (Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2016). Few countries attribute as much importance to the Second World War and its memory as Britain; arguably nowhere else has this conflict developed such longevity in cultural memory and retained such presence in contemporary culture. Long Shadows is about how literature and film have helped shape this process. More precisely, the essays collected here suggest that this is a...

Political Metaphor Analysis by Andreas Musolff

Political metaphors and related figurative discourse tools are characterised by their variability and contentiousness. Using them, discourse participants try to gain competitive advantage over others by offering their audiences new meaning nuances, challenging each other and announcing political initiatives. It is here that metaphor as a means to change meanings – and thus, to change social and political reality – comes into its own.   Political Metaphor Analysis provides an...

Mixed Messages by Sarah Garland and Catherine Gander

Mixed Messages : American Correspondences in Verbal and Visual Practices (Manchester University Press), edited by Sarah Garland (AMA) and Catherine Gander (QUB, Belfast) considers the material and conceptual connections between the written word and the visual image in a specifically American set of histories, contexts and interpretive traditions.  Mixed Messages brings together essays on modern and contemporary works that challenge the historic separation of visual and...

'You Can’t move History' has won Best Research Film of the Year

Many congratulations to Tim Snelson (AMA) for winning the Best Research Film of the Year category of the AHRC’s prestigious 2016 Research in Film Awards. The film is a collaboration with Long Live Southbank skaters and campaigners who successfully saved the Southbank Undercroft from commercial development.

The Value of Rubbish

The Project What the Victorians Threw Away, led by Tom Licence, Director of the Centre of East Anglian Studies (HIS), raises awareness of the value and importance of rubbish archives, which show everyday patterns of consumption, and is also developing new methodologies for how best to excavate rubbish dumps.

AHRC Network grant awarded to Rupert Read

How we should value nature is a central question asked by PPL's Rupert Read whose new project (which is a collaboration with the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University) looks at alternative ways of valuing ecosystems.

China and Global Modernity Symposium

In May 2016 Peter Kitson (LDC), a founding member of the China and Global Modernity research network, organized a major international symposium held at Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and co-edited a new collection of essays on British exchanges with Qing China.

Transnational Organised Crime and Translation Project awarded ESRC/AHRC funding

Jo Drugan and Andri Innes (PPL) have won 1 of 11 awards in the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security research theme. With collaborators at Leuven University they will work with police and translation providers to better understand the challenges of communicating across languages.

David Milne invited to address U.S. State Department

Following the publication of his book Worldmaking: the Art and Science of American Diplomacy in 2015, David Milne (HIS) was recently invited to address the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State and has discussed President Obama’s foreign policy legacy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.