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Dear SFF friends,

It’s with great pleasure that I’m drawing your attention to the recently advertised post of Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in Fantasy at the University of Glasgow. I’d be most grateful if you could circulate details of this position as widely as possible.

If you follow the link here ( and use the search term ‘LKAS’ and the reference 015206, you can find the fellowship listed against ‘School of Critical Studies’. Following that link will take you to a page where the post is described in detail. The crucial paragraph is listed under ‘Other’:

‘Fantasy is a rapidly growing and wide-ranging field of research across the arts and humanities, spanning all periods and cultures. Based in English Literature, this Fellowship in Fantasy Literature underlines the University’s ambitions for further expansion in this area.

We therefore welcome applicants specialising in any area of English literary criticism or literary history involving Fantasy. An additional interest in other media, e.g. comics, film and TV, theatre, gaming, or in related fields such as children’s literature, creative writing, or digital humanities (not an exhaustive list), may be an advantage.

As well as engaging in literary research, the LKAS Fellow will be expected to contribute to the development of a new interdisciplinary hub involving not only literary scholars but also (e.g.) the Medical Humanities Research Centre, the Medieval and Early Modern research network (MEMNET), the Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies, the Digital Humanities research network, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies, and the Stirling Maxwell Centre for the Study of Text/Image Cultures. In addition, the Fellow will be expected to assist in the ongoing development and delivery of English Literature’s highly successful taught postgraduate masters’ degree in Fantasy.’

I’m sorry the post is so hard to locate, but I think you’ll agree it’s a really exciting development in the field. I look forward to seeing who’ll apply!

All best wishes,

Rob Maslen
Programme convener, Fantasy MLitt
English Literature
School of Critical Studies
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
United Kingdom