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NameProject TitleSupervisor(s)Research Area
Harriet Howes‘In Search of Clearer Water: Imagery in a Medieval Translation of Alfred of Rievaulx's De Institutione Incursarum and Other Texts’Julia BoffeyMedieval
Matthew PayneThe Intellectual Projects of Robert FabyanJulia BoffeyMedieval
Jennifer CryarBridewell Prison and Representations of Deviancy in Early Modern LondonRuth Ahnert and Joad RaymondEarly Modern Studies
Malcolm SmithInigo Jones in the 1630sJerry BrottonEarly Modern Studies
Vanessa LimRhetoric and Counsel in Shakespeare and MarloweDavid Colclough and Quentin Skinner (History)Early Modern Studies
Samanta BellottaSex in the city: Migrant London and the policing of desire from Andrew Salkey to Hanif KureishiBill SchwarzModern and Contemporary
Leonid BilmesConscious Time: An Examination of Nabokov's Metaphysics of Time and Consciousness Beyond BergsonMark CurrieModern and Contemporary
Agnieszka PuchalskaKnowledge Illusion: Walter Bejamin and Neo-Baroque AestheticsMark CurrieModern and Contemporary
Jamie WildmanIllusory Walls: A Speculative Materialist Appraisal of Fictional Objects and Matter in the NovelMark CurrieModern and Contemporary
Kate WilkinsonThe Persistence of Letters in Contemporary NovelsMark CurrieModern and Contemporary
Sam DiamondSincerity and Authenticity, Post-Modernism and AfterMark CurrieModern and Contemporary
Eve DicksonAttending to the Silence between Subjects in Love: Alterity and Mutual Recognition in Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Selected Modernist TextsMolly MacdonaldModern and Contemporary
John DunnThe critical poetics of practice (or “the artist facing his work”): Reflexive process and narrative in the work of Paul Valéry, Paul Klee, George Oppen, Paul Auster and William Gass in their cahiers, sketchbooks, daybooks and criticismMark CurrieModern and Contemporary
Stephanie Howard-SmithThe Lapdog as Social Commentary in the Long Eighteenth-CenturyMarkman EllisEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Jenni RåbackMoments of Being through Our Mothers, Daughters, and Sisters: the Female Family in Virginia Woolf's NovelsMargaret ReynoldsModern and Contemporary
Lucia QuinaultFugitive, Occasional and Local: Manuscript Poetry Circulation in Rural Warwickshire 1703-1763Markman EllisEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Melissa TricoireKeats, Tennyson and Victorian Visual CultureCatherine Maxwell and Shahidha BariNineteenth Century Studies
Emily VineReligious Life in the Urban Home, 1600-1800Tessa Whitehouse and Caroline Bowden (History), CDP with Geffrye MuseumEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Daichi IshikawaWalter Pater's Curiosity and the Late Nineteenth-Century British Cosmopolitan Contemporaries and CommunitiesCatherine MaxwellNineteenth Century Studies
Amy DurantHerstory: Early English Female NovelistsBarbara TaylorEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Georgia HaseldineRadical Portraiture 1789-1815Barbara Taylor and John BarrellEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Michael CraskeThe Importance of Swinburne's poetry and criticism to the development of early ModernismCatherine MaxwellModern and Contemporary
Ellen JonesCode-switching and translation: literary multilingualism in contemporary fictionRachael Gilmour and Omar Garcia (SLLF)Modern and Contemporary
Alison McNaughtDissenting Women Booksellers and their Influence on their Communities and the London Book Trade during the Eighteenth CenturyJames VigusEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Sam QuillThe Question of Cause: Influence, Necessity and Change in Radical Thought and Romantic PoeticsPaul HamiltonEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Ruby TukeDebt and Indebtedness in the Works of Adam Smith, William Wordsworth and Thomas De QuinceyPaul Hamilton and Professor Pamela ClemitEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Tom MarshallThe Phenomenological ColeridgePaul HamiltonEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Kester Richardson-DawesThe Origins of German Tragic Radio: Technology, Trust and Deception in Walter Benjamin's Radio BroadcastsPaul Hamilton and Sam HallidayModern and Contemporary
Merrilees RobertsReticence in Percy Shelley’s Poetry and PhilosophyPaul HamiltonEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
James RussellRadicalising the Left: The Movement for Colonial Freedom and the Impact of Decolonisation on Left-wing Politics in BritainBill SchwarzPostcolonial and World Literature Studies
Yann RyanForeign News Reporting in Early Modern English NewsbooksJoad RaymondEarly Modern Studies
Rebecca Unsworth‘Every man well appareled’: men’s fashion and networks of news in early modern European practice and printJoad Raymond and Nicola Froggatt (V&A)Early Modern Studies
Lotte FikkersRescuing Early Modern Women from PrisonRuth Ahnert and Joad RaymondEarly Modern Studies
Joel GrossmanRhetoric of Form in Court Poetry Under Henry VIII and James VIJulia BoffeyEarly Modern Studies
Lucy GwynnThe Library of Thomas BrowneClaire PrestonEarly Modern Studies
Nydia Pineda de AvilaLunar Journeys in Seventeenth Century Scientific WritingMarkman EllisEarly Modern Studies
Lydia ZeldenrustMélusine the Hybrid Monster: The Dynamics of a European TraditionWarren Boutcher and Adrian Armstrong (SLLF)Early Modern Studies
Andrea ThorpeSouth Africans Writing LondonAndrew van der VliesPostcolonial Studies and World Literature
Jasdeep BagaThe Irrevocable Event: The Way Writers Struggle to Represent 9/11David JamesModern and Contemporary
Richard SternProtean Madness and the Poetry of Smart, Cowper, and Blake: Form, Rhetoric, and DictionChris ReidEighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Hannah StocktonImperial Thames: London, River and Empire, 1660-1830Markman Ellis and Miles Ogborn (Geography)Eighteenth Century Studies and Romanticism
Lara Atkin'Miniature Manikins and Savage Hordes': An Examination of Representations of Southern African ‘Bushmen’ in Nineteenth-Century British Popular CultureNadia Valman and Rachael GilmourNineteenth Century Studies
Miriam LawrenceJudaism in the Suburban Home 1945-1975Nadia Valman and Alison Blunt (Geography), CDP with Geffrye MuseumModern and Contemporary
Helena GoodwynThe Americanisation of W.T. SteadMatthew RuberyNineteenth Century Studies
Tasmin PinderGeorge Eliot and German influencesNadia ValmanNineteenth Century Studies
Alexandra EffeJ.M.Coetzee and Narrative EthicsMark Currie and Andrew van der VliesModern and Contemporary
Rosie LangridgeModernism in the Post OfficeMorag Shiach and Sam HallidayModern and Contemporary
Jacob McGuinnRepresenting Disaster: Modern Poetry and the Disaster of AestheticsPaul HamiltonModern and Contemporary
Isabelle ParkinsonGertrude Stein's Modernism: A Finished or an Unfinished Project?Suzanne HobsonModern and Contemporary
Michael SheldonThe Life, Work and Reputation of Allen Upward, the Discarded ImagistSuzanne HobsonModern and Contemporary
Robert DickinsNew Spiritualities and Domestic Life c.1855-1939Suzanne Hobson and Rhodri Hayward (History), CDP with Geffrye MuseumModern and Contemporary
Steven Quincey-JonesThe Egoist and Its Own: Modernism and IntersubjectivitySuzanne Hobson and Peter HowarthModern and Contemporary
Melissa SchuhThe making and breaking of author identity: a comparative study of autobiographical writing by Philip Roth, Günter Grass and J.M. CoetzeeDavid James and Mark CurrieModern and Contemporary
Sophie SeitaProto-Types of the Avant-Garde: Little Magazines and Communities of PrintAndrea BradyModern and Contemporary
Akshi SinghThe Talking Cure in the TropicsJacqueline RoseModern and Contemporary
Alexandra TraskMiddlebrow Literature, Memory, Identity and NationalismBill Schwarz and Katy PriceModern and Contemporary
Charlotte WhalenMina Loy's Poetics of SpaceSuzanne HobsonModern and Contemporary
James WilliamsPolyglot Passages: Multilingual Cultures of ModernismRachael Gilmour and David JamesModern and Contemporary
David WylotReading the Accident in Contemporary FictionMark CurrieModern and Contemporary
Roger BlantonMasculinity, Race, Language and Power in South African LiteratureAndrew van der Vlies and Rachael GilmourPostcolonial and World Literature Studies
David WinksDomestic Domestic Travel and the Locations of Postcolonial England, after 1930Bill Schwarz and Suzanne HobsonPostcolonial and World Literature Studies
Xiaoran HuThe Construction of Childhood in Postcolonial African NovelsJacqueline Rose and Rachael GilmourPostcolonial and World Literature Studies
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