Out of the Wings


Department of Drama, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London
The Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Cultural Branding, National Identity and International Visibility: Spanish Directors at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu: 1999-2011

This Collaborative Doctoral Award offers an exciting opportunity to pursue a fully funded PhD with a leading international centre for research in cultural politics and theatrical performance with one of the world’s foremost opera houses. The research project will examine the ways in which the cultural branding of the Liceu through the work of Spanish directors has defined wider debates around the identity of the theatre and its relationship to Catalan nationalism and the regeneration of the Raval quarter of the city.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete a Queen Mary, University of London postgraduate application form, which can be downloaded from:


In addition to the details specified there, they should supply full details of the Master’s course completed or to be completed. In a statement of no more than 500 words, applicants should explain how their current academic interests relate to the proposed thesis, and indicate how they might refine the project in order to achieve their own research aims. They should also submit a piece of written work (an essay or a chapter, an extract from a dissertation) or a portfolio of reviews or interviews of not more than 5,000 words in support of the application. Award holders should inform referees about the distinct nature of the CDA project so that they may take this into account when writing letters of reference.

The application form and supporting materials should be marked clearly with “AHRC CDA APPLICATION DRAMA/LICEU” and sent to the address at the top of the form. Applications sent directly to Professor Delgado or Mr Matabosch by post or email are not acceptable.

The deadline for receipt of applications at Queen Mary is Monday 8 June 2009.


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