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This page includes current MPhil and PhD research students with links to their individual profiles. Our Alumni pages are here.

MPhil and PhD students


Medieval and Early Modern  
Thomasin Bailey
PhD Elizabeth Clarke
Teresa Grant
Second generation Sydney Cycle: The sonnets of Lady Mary Wroth and the network of literary collaboration and patronage around Wroth and the Earl of Pembroke
Louise Campion PhD
Christiania Whitehead Devotional Domesticity in Middle English Religious Texts
Robert Daniel
PhD Elizabeth Clarke “Teach me, O Lord, this sacred art”: Puritan Modes of Writing in the Poetry of Thomas St Nicholas.
David Fletcher PhD Religion and the Restoration Stage
Liam Lewis PhD Translation and Performance Through Animals in Medieval English and French Literature
Katie Smith
PhD Elizabeth Clarke
Paul Botley
Ovidian Female-voiced Complaint Poetry in the Early Modern Period
Emil Rybczak
PhD Teresa Grant Thomas Johnson and Pirate Printing Practices
Sophie Shorland MPhil Stephen Purcell
Early Modern Celebrity Culture
Eighteenth and
Nineteenth Century
Chi-fang Chen PhD Christina Lupton The 1790s and the comic
Maria-Silvia Cohut PhD Emma Mason Before and Beyond the Glass: Women, 'Mirrored' in 1700s and 1800s Literature and Visual Art
Rita Dashwood PhD Christina Lupton
David Taylor
Women in Residence: Forms of Belonging in Jane Austen
Sarah Halford PhD Emma Francis Whiteness in Victorian English fiction
Sihwa Mun PhD Emma Mason Rethinking Vegetal Life in Romantic Poetry
Chiaki Ohashi PhD Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee Narratives of Displacement: The Refugee Question, Hospitality, and the Victorian Novel
Lisa Robertson PhD Emma Francis New and Novel Homes: Women Writing London's Housing, 1880-1918
Joseph Shafer PhD Daniel Katz Resistances in Open-Form: D.H. Lawrence in a New American Poetry

Twentieth Century/

Roxanne Bibizadeh PhD Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee
Rashmi Varma
Degrees of Difference: Islam and "Race" in Modern and Contemporary Anglo-Iranian and Anglo-Arab Diasporic Literature
Natasha Bondre MPhil

Paulo de Medeiros

Michael Niblett

El excremento del diablo: Petro-capitalism and modern oil-cultures within the expanded Caribbean and Latin America
Karen Borg Cardona PhD Failed Quests in World Literature
Lara Choksey
PhD Epigenetics, Evolution, and Doris Lessing's space fiction
Siyu Cao MPhil Michael Gardiner Performing Post-Britishness: Quest for Ideological Independence in Contemporary Literature of England
Nadeen Dakkak MPhil Cathia Jenainati Literary Depictions of Migrants' Experiences in Arab Gulf Countries
Dominic Dean PhD Thomas Docherty The Child and Authority.
Roxanne Douglas
PHD Cathia Jenainati Fear and Anger: A Wave in Arab Women's Feminist Writing
Ronan Hatfull PhD Paul Prescott The Other RSC: The History and Evolution of the Reduced Shakespeare Company
Samantha Horsfield MPhil Emma Francis Magic is Might and the Wicked Witch: A Discussion of Difference and Discrimination in Children’s Fantasy Literature
Julie Hudson PhD Stephen Purcell 
Carol Rutter
The Environment on Stage: Scenery or Cultural Shapeshifter?
Demet Intepe MPhil Environmental Justice and Writers as Activists in Contemporary Native American and African American Literature
Angus Love MPhil Taking Part: The Politics and Aesthetics of Participatory Spectatorship
Jenny Wing Haang Mak PhD Rashmi Varma
Thomas Docherty
Narrative and Body in Modern and Comparative World Literature
Jack McGowan
PhD Emma Mason
David Morley
Slam the Book: The role of performance in contemporary UK poetry
Claudio Murgia PhD Thomas Docherty Violence, identity and responsibility in contemporary global fiction
Wen Lee Ng Mhil

Elizabeth Barry Ross Forman

A Psychoanalytic Study on Motherhood and Daughterhood in Chinese American Contemporary Fictions

Leah Phillips
PhD Emma Francis
Rachel Moseley

YA Fantasy's Myth (Un)Making: Reconceiving the Adolescent Female Body

Qiao Qingquan PhD Ross Forman The image of China in the early 20th century: Dickinson, Russell and Maugham
Katja Laug MPhil Cormac McCarthy's Mementos of the Broken Body
Matthew Rumbold PhD Emma Mason The Modern Epic: Empire and the Sacred in the works of Hart Crane, David Jones, and Derek Walcott

Thirayut Sangangamsakun

MPhil Rewriting Victorian Love and Sexuality in Thailand during 1900 - 1935
Martin Schauss PhD Material Narratives in Samuel Beckett & W.G. Sebald
Jungju Shin PhD Dr Ross Forman "Representation of Asian(American) Masculinity in US and Anglophone Literary and Cultural Texts"
Robert Starr PhD Elizabeth Barry Nailed to the rolls of honour, crucified': Irish literary responses to the Great War
Sita Thomas PhD Tony Howard Multicultural Shakespeare: 1930-2012
Stephanie Tillotson MPhil Carol Rutter The late 20th and early 21st century theatre practice of women playing the traditionally male roles in Shakespeare
George Ttoouli PhD David Morley 
Nick Lawrence

Twentieth Century US Serial Poetic Form and Ecopoetics

Freya Verlander PhD Liz Barry Skin(s) in Spectatorship
Milly Weaver PhD Tina Lupton Visuality and the Contemporary Novel
Di (Dee) Wu PhD Ross Forman

The Reciprocal Gaze at the "Exotic" Other: Oscar Wilde and China's Modernisation

Christopher Yiannitsaros PhD Emma Francis Deadly Domesticity: Agatha Christie's 'Middlebrow' Gothic, 1930-1970

James Wills PhD Mark Storey Fictions of (in)justice: Interrogating the Lawyer of America's Post-War South
Colonial and Postcolonial  
Sourit Bhattacharya PhD

Neil Lazarus 

Pablo Mukherjee

History, Crisis, and Literary Form: Realism and the Indian Novel 1944 - 1984
Giulia Champion MPhil

Neil Lazarus

Fabienne Viala

The Empire Bites Back: Literary Cannibalism in African, Caribbean and South American Rewritings of the 'Western Literary Canon'.
Christine Emmett MPhil Neil Lazarus Politics of racism, rivalry and (dis)identification in South African literature: Re-reading apartheid from Millin to Wicomb
Fiona Farnsworth MPhil Neil Lazarus Education, Authority, Opportunity: West African Women’s Writing in the World Post-1980
Gurpreet Kaur PhD Rashmi Varma Women and Environment: Postcolonial Ecocriticism and Ecofeminism in Indian Novels in English
Divya Rao PhD Who Can Represent the Dalit? Reframing Dalit Literary Criticism through the Lens of 'Representation'
Emanuelle Santos
PhD Paulo de Medeiros
Intra-colonial praxis of Portuguese-speaking Africa
Madeleine Scherer PhD

John Gilmore

Liz Barry

Mnemonic Refiguration: The Graeco-Roman Underworld in Ireland and the Caribbean
Critical and Translation Theory    
Heba Elmasry PhD Cathia Jenainati A Comparative Study of Arthur John Arberry and Desmond O'Grady's Translations of the Seven Mu'allaqat
Birgit Breidenbach PhD Thomas Docherty
Emma Mason
The Role of Mood in the Literature of Modernity
Catherine Charlwood PhD Elizabeth Barry Models of memory: cognition and cultural memory in the versification of Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost
Kieran Gallagher PhD Michael Gardiner Cultural Materialist Readings of the Contemporary British Social Novel
Eddie Shengchi Hsu PhD Chantal Wright Gender and sex in the English translations of selected Taiwanese literary works
Monica Martin-Castano PhD John Gilmore AV translations of songs from family and children's films
Robert Stock PhD Chantal Wright Giving voice to translation: a new perspective on celebrity translators in the theatre
Andrew Stones

Michael Gardiner 

Signs, Lines, Machines: Deleuze, World Literature and the Writing of the Non-Human