2021 Mellon Creative Writing Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rhodes University

Deadline: November 30, 2020.

The Creative Writing Section in the School of Languages and Literatures hereby invites applications for this Fellowship in 2021, under a prestigious grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance Creative Writing research (Creative Writing Pedagogy/History, African Languages and Creative Writing, Creativity, Creativity and Education, etc.)

The ideal candidate will also be involved in our intensive course focusing on hybrid genres, multilingualism, innovation and experimentation in fiction and poetry.


R210 000 per annum


Candidates who would like to be considered for this Fellowship should submit their CV and an academic transcript, together with a letter of motivation of not more than two typed/printed A4 pages via email, to Mr Paul Wessels and Dr Hleze Kunju (p.wessels@ru.ac.za; h.kunju@ru.ac.za), by the deadline listed above.  

CV should provide information on the following; 

  • Conferences attended (indicate names of presentations given)
  • Peer reviewed publications
  • Prizes won
  • Leadership positions held
  • Languages spoken
  • Citizenship





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