Call for Applications: MA in English Research Assistantship (Deadline: 12.5.2020)

M.A. in English Research Assistantship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Willa Cather Studies

Please pass this information along to seniors or recent graduates who may be interested!

The Willa Cather Project and the Willa Cather Archive are pleased to offer one Research Assistantship to an incoming MA student in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln each year. This assistantship provides students with full funding for two years–stipend, benefits, and tuition remission—at the same level as other funded M.A. students in the department. Those selected will be welcomed to the collaborative research team behind the digital humanities project, the Willa Cather Archive. Recently, the team has been creating a scholarly edition, The Complete Letters of Willa Cather, and work on this project will continue into at least 2022. The student may also be assigned to duties in support of the work of the Cather Project, which produces the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition and Cather Studies and supports research and teaching on Cather.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated interest in the life and work of Willa Cather and/or a closely related field, such as early twentieth century women’s writing, LGBTQ literature, or Western American literature. No prior experience is necessary as extensive training and mentoring will be provided, but we welcome applicants with experience in digital humanities, textual studies, and historical research. Applicants who wish to be considered for this Research Assistantship in Willa Cather Studies should indicate their interest in their application statement for the M.A. in English. You can find more information about the UNL graduate program in English here. Applications are due December 5th.

Please address questions about these grants to Professor Melissa J. Homestead, Director of the Cather Project (mhomestead2@unl.edu).