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MA Dissertation Titles


D Saxelby: Traveller Reception and Social Exchange in Italian Rural Osterie in the Long Seventeenth Century

Jacobo Güell Cruz: Analysis of the Guardian Angels paintings by Bartolomé Román in the monasteries of Las Descalzas Reales and La Encarnación



Abigail Garforth: Ovidian Poetics in Marlowe’s Edward II; Desire, Ambition and Tragedy
Vendy Hoppe: The World in a Shop: Foreigners Shopping in Venice, ca.1400-1620
Karin Sprang: A Friendly Reminder Not to Forget. Reconsidering memory in the Album Amicorum of Jacob Heyblocq (1623-1690)


Holly Kelsey: Playing with Fire? Representations of Book Burning on the Early Modern English Stage
Harriette Moore: Missing Masterpieces, Medical Measures and Marginalisation: Printing the Plague in Late Renaissance Italy
Zoë Morrall: “A little brief authority”: Examining the Authority of Performance in Josie Rourke’s Measure for Measure
Joshua Rushton: Encountering the Sacred: Witchcraft, Inquisition, and the People of Venice
Asseline Sel: Three Ways of Conquering the English: Joan of Arc, Margaret of Anjou, Catherine of France and the French Woman in Shakespeare’s History Plays


Brett Mottram: "Gavin Douglas' Maffeo Vegio: Refiguring the Thirteenth Book of the Aeneid in Early-Sixteenth-Century Scotland".
Amy Pike: ‘Respect of pity’: Emotional transference in the plays of Christopher Marlowe
Emily Stallworthy: Pagan Passion: Aby Warburg’s Nymph and her Revival in the Italian Renaissance
Eleanor Webb: Foreknowledge and Free Will in Sperone Speroni’s Canace: the Problem of Fortuna and the Philosophy of Literature at the Accademia degli Infiammati


Alexander Blakemore: 'Depicting the Guardian Angel in the Age of the Counter-Reformation'
Thomas Byrnes: 'Why did the Venetian Republic’s experience of the Italian Wars from 1509 to 1530 cause it to adopt a position of neutrality?'
Chloe Lay: 'Gender and Self-Presentation in Thomas Nashe’s Choise of Valentines...'
Ryan Young: 'Who can Trust a Doctor? The case of Renaissance advice manuals on midwifery and wet-nursing'


Sean Amiri: 'Living the Good Life The Attempts of Sixteenth-Century Guidebooks to Stabilise a Troubled Venetian Patriciate'
Izabela Bladzinska: 'Reading (into) Myths: The Allegorical Interpretation of Classical Myths in Renaissance Italy'
Harriet Sweet-Escott: 'Desdemona’s Disobedience Towards Her Husband, Othello, Through an Early Modern Lens'


Susannah Croft: Approaches to Religious Despair in Seventeenth Century Autobiography
Willum Westenholz: Manners and Tact in the letters of Casaubon and de Thou


Sara Jennings: Dante’s Reception in Sixteenth-Century Italy: The Questione della Lingua and the Rise of the Academies
Shanghong Song: Religion and Science in the Thought of Thomas Tymme
Alexander Winkler: The Africa: Petrarch’s historiographical epic


Richard Bracey: Immigrants in renaissance Venice. The Jewish ghetto: the Venetian contribution to the vocabulary of persecution?
Lucy Johnson: ‘I will meet thee in as many shapes’: Artifice, Identity and Survival in Volpone
Helen De Leon Rafferty: Perceptions of the Ottoman Threat in the Age of Magnificence, 1450 - c1600


Anna Gruber: ’Away vaine warld, bewitcher of my heart’: Elizabeth Melville, evotional Poetry, and the Language of Love
Harbeena Lalli: Tradition and Innovation in Francesco Petrarca’s Secretum
Rebecca Pillière: "The War of the Words”: Pamphlets and Satirical Texts under the Reign of Henri III


Lauren Albrecht-Brown: 'With Hue and Cry' Reading Rape in European Renaissance Literature
Grace Allen: The Philosopher in Volgare Italiano: A Study of Vernacular Translations of Aristotle Printed in Sixteenth-Century Venice
Pesala Bandara: A Culture of Performance: Mary, Queen of Scots and her court entertainments during her personal reign in Scotland, 1561-1566
Nathalie Hancisse: The Idea of Folly in Four Renaissance Texts From the Narrenschiff to King Lear
Colette Siddiqui: The Value and Display of Renaissance Medals: with specific reference to Dissertation title: fifteenth to seventeenth-century Italy
Lea Violoni: Dalmatian Slavs in Renaissance Venice: Their Scuola and Carpaccio’s Cycle as a Socio-Political, Cultural and Artistic Expression of Identity


Daniel Ward: The Context and Development of Political Thought in the Prologues and Epilogues of the Restoration