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Doctoral students


Current doctoral students


Birgit Breidenbach, 'Negotiating the Self: Mood in Literature'

Maria Cohut, 'Before and Beyond the Glass: Women "Mirrored" in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature and Visual Art'

Phil Jourdan, 'Christ and Enjoyment: Reconfigurations of the Jesus figure in twentieth-century fiction'

Jack McGowan, 'Slam the Book: The role of performance in contemporary UK poetry'

Matthew Rumbold, 'The Sacramental Poetics of David Jones'

Joanna Rzepa, 'Praying the Psalms: Eliot, Rilke, Wittlin and Tsvetaeva'

Kathryn Wills, 'Cornelia Connelly's conversion narratives'


Previous students


2014: Sophie Rudland, 'Faith, Feeling and Gender in the Writing of Hartley, Wollstonecraft and Blake'

2007: Zoe Brigley, 'Exile and Ecology: the Poetic Practice of Gwyneth Lewis, Pascale Petit and Deryn Rees-Jones'