PhD with “Reading at the Interface” Project


The School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics and the Australian National University has available a PhD scholarship for a student to participate in the "Reading at the Interface" project.

The "Reading at the Interface" project aims to use new and extensive digital evidence of reception to explore Australian literature, reading and new media. It will be conducted by a core research team comprised of Associate Professor Katherine Bode, whose ARC-funded Future Fellowship forms the basis of the project; a Lecturer in Australian and/or Digital Literary Studies; the successful applicant; a research assistant; and two developers; with participation from other interested researchers and research students, at ANU and elsewhere, as the project develops. At the heart of the project will be an interactive digital platform that supports research into reception, enriches reading experiences, and creates new publics for literary criticism.

Applicants have considerable scope to formulate their own project within the broad parameters outlined above, with potential topics including (but not limited to): the reception of an Australian author or literary work or group thereof; the relationship between reception and new media technologies or digital methods; and/or the value of literature or literary criticism in contemporary society. 

Field of study

Literary studies and/or digital humanities


Applicants must be accepted into the PhD Program in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics


The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $26,300 a year for three years, and will benefit from invaluable experience working with an interdisciplinary research team and mentoring from Associate Professor Bode in the (highly marketable) area of digital humanities, as well as from the world-leading research culture at the Australian National University.

How to apply

Send a project proposal to This scholarship opens 20th July 2017, and will remain open until the position has been filled