University of Sydney: Postgraduate Research scholarship

Understanding Early Medieval Friendship: Discovering the variety of friendship in early medieval Insular literature

An exciting opportunity exists for a commencing PhD student to explore friendship in its rich variety across the vernacular and Latin literatures of the early Middle Ages in Britain, in Old English, Anglo-Latin and other languages.

Friendship is a fundamental human relationship and constitutes a foundational structural element in all societies. Friendship in all its varieties and styles constitutes a universal of human experience, and is the object of study and reflection across a wide range of disciplines. The project focuses on the expression and representation of friendship in early medieval English texts, which provide a remarkable resource offering a rich variety of perspectives on friendship in the early Middle Ages.

For further details about the PhD project contact Daniel Anlezark.