DHLRC
D.H. Lawrence Research Centre
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The DH Lawrence Research Centre invites applications from students to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral study of Lawrence's work and regularly welcomes visiting scholars from around the world.

DH Lawrence can also be studied as an integral part of broader Bachelors and Masters degree programmes.

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Arts and Humanities Masters studentships for 2017 entry

Deadline for applications: 25 April 2017

The University of Nottingham offers numerous D.H. Lawrence research opportunities at undergraduate, postgraduate taught course, and postgraduate levels
 

Studying Lawrence at Nottingham

An important part of the business and duty of a university is the patient exploration and interpretation of great art. When a great artist has special connections with a university and the locality where it is situated, that university has a special responsibility.

 

Professor Vivian de Sola Pinto, 1951

Undergraduate Studies

Students may have the opportunity to study specialist modules relating to Lawrence, such as:

Single Author Study (DH Lawrence strand)

This module strand provides a critical overview of DH Lawrence's career as a novelist, considering the thematic and stylistic development of his work in the genre. You are introduced to the literary and historical contexts of his fiction which allows you to explore the more radical and experimental elements of his writings. Typical texts studied include Lawrence's four major novels:

  • Sons and Lovers (1913)
  • The Rainbow (1915)
  • Women in Love (1920)
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)

Also included are two of the short stories Lawrence wrote or revised in the crucial period after he finished the final revisions to Sons and Lovers in 1912.

 

Regional Writers

This module introduces you to the work of selected regional writers, including Nottinghamshire writers (such as DH Lawrence), considering how their work engages with regional landscapes, the literary and industrial heritage of their area, and other distinctive cultural elements such as dialect. The module allows you to reflect on recent theoretical developments in the field of literary geography, while also equipping you to read and appreciate literary works through a focus on their tangible social and historical contexts.

 

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example research developments or legislative changes. This list is an example of typical modules that we offer, not a definitive list.

Postgraduate Studies

Masters (distance learning)

DH Lawrence and Modernism

As part of the English Studies (by Web-based Distance Learning) MA, students may have the chance to study this module, which explores D.H. Lawrence's relationship to literary modernism and modernity, reading his work in several genres against the aesthetic practises of his modernist contemporaries, while also examining his work in the historical context of the early twentieth century.

Topics for consideration might include:

  • Lawrence, realism and literary experimentalism
  • Lawrence and the modernist visual arts
  • Lawrence and Imagism
  • Lawrence as literary and cultural critic
  • Lawrence and the Great War
  • Lawrence and exile
  • Lawrence, gender and suffragism
 

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example research developments or legislative changes. This list is an example of typical modules that we offer, not a definitive list.

Research Degrees

You are invited to submit DH Lawrence-related research proposals to Dr. Andrew Harrison
 
 

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Dr Andrew Harrison

Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

Trent Building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6456
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924
email: andrew.harrison@nottingham.ac.uk