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PGR Students in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures

MPhil/PhD students in our School pursue research in French, German, Italian, and Hispanic Studies (all broadly conceived), as well as in Translation and Transcultural Studies.

Name

Thesis Topic

MPhil/PhD Programme

Matthew Allen

Thinking the Universal from the Periphery: Antenor Firmin (1850-1911) and Nikolai Marr (1865-1934) on Language, Race, and Culture

French Studies

Tim Brockmann

Perceptions of Israel in the Federal Republic of Germany (1949 to 2005): Changes in Attitudes and Shifts in Patterns of Prejudice

German Studies

Andrea Brondino

The Decline and Resilience of Irony in Post-1989 Italian Literature

Italian Studies

Rodrigo Cañete

A Hauntology of Loss: Art, Performance and the AIDS Crisis in Argentina and Chile (1980s and 1990s)

Hispanic Studies

Maria Inês Castro e Silva

This is what remains. The Cinema of Peripheral Spaces in a Post-Imperial Portugal

Hispanic Studies

Esteban Catalán Muñoz

A Contained Storm at the End of the World: Young narratives in Pre-outbreak Chile

Hispanic Studies

Meryem Choukri

Archives of Resistance - Remembering Black Women and Women of Colour Movements in Germany

German Studies

Fernando Concha Correa

The Poetics of Translating Crime Fiction in Argentina: Jorge Luis Borges and Ricardo Piglia

Hispanic Studies

Abigail Coppins

Caribbean Female and Child Prisoners of War at Portchester Castle, 1796-1815

French Studies

Simona Di Martino

From Flesh to Soul: The Dichotomy of the Body in Alfonso Varano, Salomone Fiorentino, and Giacomo Leopardi

Italian Studies

Kerry Gibbons

Beware of the Sand: Anxiety and Existential Crisis in the Italian Romanzo Coloniale Novel (1919-1945)

Italian Studies

Reece Goodall

Defining 21st-Century French Horror Cinema in a Global Film Economy

French Studies

Molly Harrabin

Representations of 'the other' in Weimar film

German Studies

Julian Harruch Morales

The Decolonial Project (1990-2020): Interculturality and the Critique of ‘Latinidad’

Hispanic Studies

Rachel Hayes

Queering Gender in Medieval French Narratives

French Studies

Sky Herington

Théatre pour l'humain: Embodiment and Performances of Power in Sony Labou Tansi's plays

French Studies

Rebecca Infield

'Briser tous les cadres': Theatre Censorship and Decolonisation in Britain and France (1950-1969)

French Studies

Pallavi Joshi

Raising them Alone: Single Parent Families in French Cinema 2010-2020

French Studies

Neil Malloy

Peripheral Vision: the Aesthetics of Political Marginality in Contemporary French fiction

French Studies

Raghad Melfi

Gender in the English Audiovisual Translation of Feminist Arabic Films

Translation & Transcultural Studies

Franziska Müller

Fluid Borderscapes in Contemporary German-Speaking Literature

German Studies

Emanuele Podda

Émile Giraud and the Development of French Internationalist and Constitutional Thought (1922-1960)

French Studies

Yara Staets

Coming to Terms with the Present: Non-Realist Representations of War in early post-1945 German Literature

German Studies

Anna Sophia Tabouratzidis

Narrating Future Scenarios - Exploring Present Concerns: Speculative Fictions as Laboratories of Cultural Self-Reflection

German Studies

Orane Touzet

The Unsayable in Contemporary West Indian Novels: Patrick Chamoiseau, Jamaica Kincaid, Earl Lovelace and Gisèle Pineau

French Studies

Silvia Vari

A Dance Between the Visible the Invisible: Fragments of (forced) Migration in Comics from Italy and the Mediterranean

Italian Studies

Alejandro Veiga-Exposito

Wound Literature: Poetics of Crisis in Spain and Venezuela

Hispanic Studies

João Vicente Faustino

Late Modern Subjectivity in the Fictional Work of Mário Cláudio: Identity, Memory, Expression

Hispanic Studies

Shaoyu Yang

Translating Traumatic Memory of Twentieth-Century China: Diasporic Literature of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre and Translation

Translation & Transcultural Studies

Zhen Yang

Refugee Narratives: World University Service's Ethiopian and Eritrean Scholarship Programmes in the Light of Current Practice

Translation & Transcultural Studies

Emiliano Zappalà

Post-Truth Narrative: Narrative Trends, Cultural Agency, and Political Commitment in Italian Literature in the Age of Post-Truth

Italian Studies

Xinyao Zhang

Chinese Feminist Translations of A Room of One's Own across a Century

Translation & Transcultural Studies

Yuqing Zhang

The Reconstruction of Suspense in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Translations of Sherlock Holmes Stories

Translation & Transcultural Studies

Di Zhao

Double Plight: Viewing Chinese Dialect Literature and Translation from a postcolonial Perspective

Translation & Transcultural Studies

For completed PhD theses in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, go to WRAP (Warwick Research Archive Portal), where you can find many theses on open access.

(For older theses, look on WRAP under the former departments of French Studies, German Studies, or Italian.)