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Recently Completed PhD Projects

Name Project Title Year of Award Supervisor(s)
Mitchell, Peter 'The Centre of the Muniment': The India Office Records and the Historiography of Early Modern Empire, 1875-1891 2014 Brotton, Jerry sedearly
Niall Gildea IACOBVM DERRIDA: Jacques Derrida’s “Cambridge Affair” 2015 Paul Hamilton and Mark Currie sedmodern
Helen Tyson Reading the Reader: Modernist Literature and Psychoanalysis 2015 Jacqueline Rose sedmodern
Angell, Katherine 'The Concept of Monstrosity in Nineteenth-Century Medicine and Popular Culture' 2013 Halliday, Sam sedmiddle
Atty, Judith 'All ment to one volume': Edmund Spenser's Complaints (1591) and its Sources and Models 2013 Boutcher, Warren sedearly
Awais-Dean, Natasha 'Bejewelled: the male body and adornment in early modern England' 2012 Welch, Evelyn sedearly
Merchant, Eleanor '"Doctissimus pater pastorum": Laurence Humphrey and Reformed Humanist Education in Mid-Tudor England' 2013 Boutcher, Warren sedearly
Poore, Benjamin Reading James Joyce in Lahore: Masud Khan's Modernism 2015 Jacqueline Rose sedmodern
Whitehead, Clare Performing for the King, 1603-1605 2014 Warren Boutcher sedearly
Gage, Jill My Schoolfellows, My Patrons, My Public: English Schoolboy Authorship 1730-1800 2015 Markman Ellis and Chris Reid sedmiddle
Foley, Lawrence “The Last Serious Thing”: Modernist Responses to the Bullfight 2015 Morag Shiach sedmodern
Kitching, Megan Natural Order in Eighteenth-Century Philosophical Poems 2015 Anne Janowitz sedmiddle
Parkinson, Tom 'The Unpublished Latin Manuscripts of Fynes Moryson' 2011 Boutcher, Warren sedearly
Hansen-Miller, David 'The Discursive Significance of Violence: An Analysis of Four Popular Twentieth-Century Films' 2005 Barrett, Michèle sedmodern
Loughran, Tracey 'Shell-Shock in First World War Britain: An Intellectual and Medical History, c.1860-1920' 2006 Barrett, Michèle; Pick, Daniel sedmodern
Baillie, Amber 'Reading Acts of Narrative Appropriation: Four Instances of Fraudulent Memoir' 2009 Barrett, Michèle sedmodern
Jain, Anurag 'The Relationship between Ford, Kipling, Conan Doyle, Wells and British Propaganda of the First World War' 2009 Barrett, Michèle sedmodern
Atia, Nadia 'War in the Cradle of Civilization: British Perceptions of Mesopotamia, 1907-1921' 2010 Barrett, Michèle sedmodern
Banerjee, Sheela 'The Modernist Ghost: The Supernatural and Spectral in T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf' 2011 Barrett, Michèle sedmodern
Poller, Jake '"Dangerously far advanced into the darkness": The Place of Mysticism in the Life and Work of Aldous Huxley' 2011 Barrett, Michèle sedmodern
Robertson, Elizabeth Remember This?: Family, History and the Nature of Historical Consciousness in Stephen Poliakoff's Dramas 1974-2011 2014 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Tosh, Will Testimonies of Affection and Dispatches of Intelligence: The Letters of Anthony Bacon 1558-1601 2014 Colclough, David sedearly
Burley, Alice 'Literary Diffusionism in the Age of Modernism: 1914-1937' 2012 Barrett, Michèle sedmodern
Brunton, Elizabeth 'The Other 'Lost Generation': Infant Death in Texts by Joyce, H.D., Hemingway and Rhys' 2012 Barrett, Michèle sedmodern
Walker, Victoria 'The Fiction of Anna Kavan (1901-1968)' 2012 Barrett, Michèle sedmodern
Lewis, Lucy 'British Boethianism, 1380-1436' 2000 Boffey, Julia sedearly
Johnson, Jacqui 'Elysabeth ye Quene: Understanding Representations of Elysabeth of York in the Tudor Period, 1485-1603' 2010 Boffey, Julia sedearly
Wheare, Michael '"The meane peoples capacite": Writing Readers in Early Print' 2010 Boffey, Julia sedearly
Ellis, Rob '"Verba Vana": Empty Words in Ricardian London' 2012 Boffey, Julia sedearly
Williams, Jane 'A Late-Medieval Family and its Archive: The Forsters of London, c.1440-c.1550' 2012 Boffey, Julia sedearly
Gonzalez, Ana 'Thomas Traherne and Seventeenth-Century Religious Discourse: Felicity, Government, Conversation, and Friendship' 2004 Boutcher, Warren sedearly
O'Mahoney, Katherine '"I Shall Goe Gather Flowers and then You'll Weepe": Self-Murder in Early Modern Drama' 2005 Boutcher, Warren sedearly
Finch, Matt 'Ernst Gombrich and the memory of Aby Warburg: Emotion, Identity, and Scholarship' 2007 Boutcher, Warren sedearly
Dandridge, Ross 'Anti-Quack Literature in Early Stuart England' 2012 Boutcher, Warren sedearly
Willey, Stephen 'Bob Cobbing 1950-1978: Performance, Poetry and the Institution' 2012 Brady, Andrea; Howarth, Peter sedmodern
Solnick, Sam 'Poetry in the Anthropocene: Ecology, Biology and Technology in the work of Ted Hughes, J. H. Prynne and Derek Mahon' 2013 Howarth, Peter sedmodern
Meshkat, Kurosh 'Sir Anthony Sherley's Journey to Persia, 1598 – 1599' 2013 Brotton, Jerry sedearly
Gordon, Colette 'The Play of Credit in Shakespearean Comedy' 2009 Brotton, Jerry sedearly
Diamond, Katherine The Production, Transmission and Reception of "The Principal Navigations" 2013 Brotton, Jerry sedearly
Cox, Rosanna 'John Milton and Reading Like a Man' 2006 Colclough, David sedearly
Reardon, Maria 'The Manuscript Miscellany in Early Stuart England: A Study of British Library, Manuscript Additional 22601 and Related Texts' 2007 Colclough, David sedearly
Cowser, Steven 'The Politics of Sacred History in 'Eikonklastes', 'Paradise Lost' and 'Paradise Regain'd'' 2012 Colclough, David sedearly
Hildyard, Daisy 'The work of Robert Hooke' 2013 Ellis, Markman sedearly
Arndt, Ava 'Pennies, pounds, and Peregrinations: Circulation in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture' 1999 Ellis, Markman sedmiddle
Cary, Brycchan 'The Rhetoric of Sensibility: Argument, Sentiment, and Slavery in the Late-Eighteenth Century' 2000 Ellis, Markman sedmiddle
Barker, Carol '"To Suffice to Herself": Female Self-Sufficiency in the Work of Women Writers, 1740-1840' 2002 Ellis, Markman sedmiddle
Batchelor, Jennie 'Dress, Distress, and Desire: Clothing and Sentimental Literature' 2002 Ellis, Markman sedmiddle
Coulton, Richard 'Curiosity, Commerce and Conversation in the Writing of London Horticulturists during the Early-Eighteenth Century' 2005 Ellis, Markman sedmiddle
Hiatt, Megan 'Domestic Regulation: The Marriage Act of 1753 and the Language of Nuptial Reform' 2007 Ellis, Markman sedmiddle
Tsai, Li Hui 'Women, Autobiography, and Criticism: The Life Writing of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Robinson, 1770-2009' 2009 Ellis, Markman sedmiddle
Watkins, Annie 'Richardson, Barbauld, and the Construction of an Early Modern Fan Club' 2011 Ellis, Markman sedmiddle
Chenkin, Jenn 'The Purse Proud Title-page Monger': Representations of London Booksellers and the Social World of Print, 1730-1760 2012 Ellis, Markman sedmiddle
Warner, Ahren 'Contradictions in Coherence: Three Poets and the Poetics of the Commodity as Fetish' 2012 Fleming, Katherine sedmodern
Howell, Peter 'Transparency and Obscurantism: An 'Archaeology' of Political Discourse in 1790s Britain' 2002 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Jordan, Susanna 'The Authority of the invisible: An Interpretation of the Aesthetics of Burke, Kant, Coleridge, and Shelley' 2002 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Gwee, Li Sui 'Ages of Newtonian Space: The Discursive Influence of a Scientific Idea in the Poetry of Blackmore, Pope, and Novalis' 2003 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Swift, Simon 'The Needs of Reason: Anthropological Expression and Enlightenment Rationality in Rousseau, Kant, and Wollstonecraft 2003 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Farag, Joseph 'Write of Return: The Palestinian Short Story in Exile' 2013 Rose, Jacqueline sedmodern
Ffytche, Matt 'Unconcious Foundations: Schelling, Freud, and the Equivocation of the Liberal Psyche' 2004 Hamilton, Paul; Rose, Jacqueline sedmiddle sedmodern
Rolfe, Kirsty Letters of Elizabeth Stuart 2014 Jerry Brotton sedearly
Jones, Peter Disowned Relations: Social Exploratory Literature and London's Unsettling Streets, 1838-1914 2014 Sam Halliday and Markman Ellis sedmiddle
Waters, Rob Imagining Britain through Radical Blackness: Race, America and the End of Empire 2014 Bill Schwarz sedmodern
Williams, Thomas Social Observation in the Poetry of John Clare 2014 Andrew Lincoln sedmiddle
Stanyon, Miranda The Tumult of the Choir the Wrath of the Organ: Musical Sublimes in English and German Literature 2014 Anne Janowitz sedmiddle
Jones, Clara Virginia Woolf: A Re-reading of some Texts in Light of her Ambivalent Activism 2013 Michèle Barrett sedmodern
Levine, Ben Psychoanalysis and Arthur Miller 2014 Jacqueline Rose sedmodern
Eyre, Angharad Zeal and Sacrifice: The Power of the Female Missionary Discourse for Women and their Writing 1830-1900 2014 Nadia Valman sedmiddle
Hewitt, Rachel '"Dreaming O'er the Map of Things": The Ordnance Survey and Literature of the British Isles, 1747-1842' 2007 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Macdonald, Molly 'Reading Hegel's 'Phenomenology of Spirit' with Andre Green and Christopher Bollas: Force, 'The Third', and the Blinding of Subjects' 2008 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Marks, Cato 'Forging a Political Aesthetic: The Influence of John Milton's Political Prose on the Later Prophetic Poems of William Blake' 2008 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Bose, Sid 'Back and Forth: The Grotesque in the Play of Romantic Irony' 2009 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Boyson, Rowan 'Communis Voluptas: Pleasure in Wordsworth and Enlightenment Philosophy' 2009 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Davies, Jeremy 'The Sense of Pain in the Romantic Period: Bentham, Sade and Shelley' 2010 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Hunnekuhl, Philipp Henry Crabb Robinson’s Early Literary Criticism, 1790-1811 2012 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Ashraf, Ammara Romantic Poetologies: Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in early Anglo-German Romanticism 2013 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Bell, Timothy 'Envisioning the Working Class in British Fiction, 1957-1967' 2012 Hobson, Suzanne; Wills, Clair sedmodern
Mauger, Matthew 'Prophetic Legislation: William Blake and the Visionary Poetry of the Law' 2005 Janowitz, Anne sedmiddle
Culley, Amy Women’s Life Writing 1760-1830: Spiritual Selves, Sexual Characters, and Revolutionary Subjects 2007 Janowitz, Anne sedmiddle
Tompsett, Daniel 'The Reduction of Metaphysics and the Play of Violence in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens' 2010 Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle
Hill, Rosemary 'Antiquaries in the Age of Romanticism: 1789-1851' 2011 Janowitz, Anne sedmiddle
Du Toit, Alexander 'Patriotism, Presbyterianism, liberty, and Empire: An Alternative View of the Historical Writing of William Robertson' 2000 Lincoln, Andrew sedmiddle
Dew, Ben '"Spurs to Industry": Labour and the Labourer in British Political Economy, 1700-80' 2006 Lincoln, Andrew sedmiddle
Jarman, Paul 'Robert Southey's Original Madoc: A Transcipt of the 1797-99 Manuscript, with a Detailed Analysis of its Development and Sources' 2011 Lincoln, Andrew sedmiddle
Sheridan, Claire 'Last Men and Women: Surviving Romantic Coteries' 2012 Lincoln, Andrew sedmiddle
Kibble, Matthew 'The 'Still-Born Generation': Decadence and Modernity in H.D.'s Fiction' 1998 Maxwell, Catherine; Riatt, Suzanne sedmiddle
Pulham, Patricia 'Grown-Up Toys: Aesthetic Forms and Transitional Objects in Vernon Lee's Supernatural Tales' 2001 Maxwell, Catherine sedmiddle
Hussain, Sarah '"Said to be a Writer": Tradition, gender, and Identity in the Poetry of Charlotte Mew' 2002 Maxwell, Catherine sedmiddle
Garza, Ana '"Art for the sake of life": The Critical Aesthetics of Vernon Lee' 2009 Maxwell, Catherine sedmiddle
Botham, Peter Bland '"that forgotten thing, the normal active man": W.B. Yeats, modern Manliness, and the Middle-Class Male Body' 2012 Maxwell, Catherine sedmiddle
Lyons, Sara '"Life as the End of Life": A.C. Swinburne, Walter Pater, and the Aesthetics of Victorian Secularism' 2012 Maxwell, Catherine sedmiddle
Lipsedge, Karen 'Harlow Place: Representations of the Domestic Interior in Richardson's Clarissa' 2002 Reid, Christopher sedmiddle
Ashley, Annette '"In this Moment of Alarm and Peril": Female Education, Religion, and politics in the Late-Eighteenth Century, with special reference to Catharine Macaulay and Hannah More' 2004 Reid, Christopher sedmiddle
Bergel, Giles 'William Dicey and Eighteenth-Century Print Culture' 2004 Reid, Christopher sedmiddle
O'Neill, Sinead 'A History of Opera in Performance: Verdi's Macbeth at Glyndebourne, 1938 to 2007 2010 Reynolds, Margaret sedmodern
Burden, Mark 'Academical Learning in the Dissenters' private Academies, 1660-1720' 2012 Rivers, Isabel; Wykes, David sedmiddle
Whitehouse, Tessa 'Issac Watts and Philip Doddridge: Letters, Lectures and Lives in Eighteenth-Century Dissenting Culture' 2011 Rivers, Isabel; Wykes, David sedmiddle
Burley, Stephen 'Hazlitt the Dissenter: Religion, Philosophy, and Politics, 1766-1816' 2011 Rivers, Isabel; Wykes, David sedmiddle
Mills, Simon 'Joseph Priestley and the Intellectual Culture of Rational Dissent, 1752-1796' 2009 Rivers, Isabel; Wykes, David sedmiddle
Dixon, Rosemary 'Sermons in Print: John Tillotson and Religious Publishing in England c.1660-1752' 2009 Rivers, Isabel sedmiddle
Scoot-McCarthy, Justine 'Edges of the Mind: Psychic Margins and the Modernist Aesthetic in Vernon Lee, Evelyn Underhill, May Sinclair, Jane Harrison, and Dion Fortune' 2001 Rose, Jacqueline sedmodern
Wearing, Sadie 'Time’s Age: Degeneration and Memory in Wilde, Morris, and Hardy' 2001 Rose, Jacqueline sedmodern
Dackombe, Amanda 'Making Thought Visible: Colour in the Writings of Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, Samuel Beckett, and TS Eliot' 2003 Rose, Jacqueline sedmodern
Guldimann, Colette '"A Symbol of the New African": Drum Magazine, Popular Culture, and the Formation of Black Urban Subjectivity in 1950s South Africa' 2004 Rose, Jacqueline sedmodern
Pearson, Maeve 'The Work of Childhood: Utopianism and Disenchantment in the Writings of Charles Fourier, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James (senior), and Henry James (junior)' 2004 Rose, Jacqueline sedmodern
Shaw, Drew 'Transgression and Beyond: Dambudzo Marchera and Zimbabwean Literature' 2004 Rose, Jacqueline; Jardine, Lisa sedmodern
Menczer, Katy 'From Flesh to Fiction: The Visible and the Invisible in the Work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Eudora Welty, and Elizabeth Bowen' 2007 Rose, Jacqueline sedmodern
Steinitz, Tamar 'An Other Tongue: Language and Identity in Translingual Writing' 2010 Rose, Jacqueline sedmodern
Houlden, Kate 'Sexuality in the Writing of Male Authors from the Anglophone Caribbean: Roger Mais, John Hearne, Jan Carew, and Andrew Salkey' 2010 Schwarz, Bill sedmodern
Harrop, Joanna 'The yagé Aesthetic of William Burroughs: The Publication and Development of his Work, 1953-1965' 2011 Schwarz, Bill sedmodern
Bhattacharyya, Gargi Multiculturalism and English Studies 1993 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Blazdell, Julia AIDS and the Borders of Postmodernity 1994 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Hastings, Miriam Representations of Desire and Identity in Contemporary Women’s Writing and Film 1995 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Kinoshita, Yukiko Art and Society: Mansfield and Wilde 1997 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Jensen, Meg Palmipsest: Influence and Indebtedness in modern writing 1997 Shiach, Morag; Raitt, Suzanne sedmodern
Finn, Howard 'Romantic Subject / Modernist Object: Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage and Modernist Individualism' 1999 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Sharp, Evelyn 'Negotiating Past and Present: Spirituality and Identity in the Work of Some Nineteenth-Century Scottish Women Poets' 1999 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Handal, Nathalie Arab Women Writers 2000 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Homberger, Margaret 'Wrongful Confinement and Victorian Psychiatry, 1840-80' 2001 Shiach, Morag; Pick, Daniel sedmodern
Dwan, David 'Cultural Nationalism and Mass Culture in Yeats’s Ireland' 2002 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Meyer, Basil 'Consumptive Death in Victorian Literature' 2002 Shiach, Morag; Pick, Daniel sedmodern
Trexler, Adam 'Modernist Poetics and New Age Political Philosophy' 2006 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Hobson, Suzanne The Modernist Angel 2008 Shiach, Morag; Potter, Rachel sedmodern
Lister, James 'New Women and Degeneracy in the Late Nineteenth Century' 2008 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
Barnes, David 'Urbs/Passion/Politics: Venice in Selected Works of Ruskin and Pound' 2009 Shiach, Morag sedmodern
McNamarra, Catherine Constitution of Transgender Masculinities 2009 Shiach, Morag; Weaver, Lois sedmodern
Klein, Katie 'Grace Aguilar’s Historical Romances' 2009 Valman, Nadia sedmiddle
Rubin, Mindy 'Walter Scott's 'Ivanhoe' and the Representation of Jews on the Nineteenth-Century Stage' 2012 Valman, Nadia sedmiddle
Montgomery, Will '"Pilings of Thought Under Spoken": The Poetry of Susan Howe, 1974-1993' 2003 Wills, Clair sedmodern
Moss, Rhiannon 'Irish Modernism in an International Frame: Thomas MacGreevy, Sean O'Faolain, and Samuel Beckett in the 1930s' 2009 Wills, Clair sedmodern
Mohua, Mafruha 'Between the Hither and the Farther Shore: A Study of the Dialogue between T. S. Eliot and India' 2010 Wills, Clair sedmodern
A Latiff Khan, Sher Banu 'Rule behind the silk curtain: the Sultanahs of Aceh 1641-1699' 2009 Jardine, Lisa sedearly
Bercusson, Sarah 'Gift-giving, consumption and the female court in sixteenth-century Italy' 2011 Welch, Evelyn sedearly
Claxton, Juliet 'Tralucent as amber, and subtler then christall': the cultural context of porcelain in early modern England 1588-1700' 2013 Welch, Evelyn sedearly
Coles, Elizabeth   2012 Rose, Jacqueline sedmodern
Dewhurst, Madeline 'And make me famous too in such a wife': How Margaret and William Cavendish negotiated the Interregnum' 2010 Jardine, Lisa sedearly
Furlotti, Barbara 'Consumption and Baronial Identity in Sixteenth-Century Rome : Paolo Giordano I Orsini and his possessions, (1541-1585)' 2009 Welch, Evelyn sedearly
Goldberg, Naftali David 'Imagining the Enemy : The Turkish spy and racial representation in English culture 1687 - 1753' 2008 Ellis, Markman sedmiddle
Hardman, Karen 'A Life from Letters: John Egerton, First Earl of Bridgewater 1625-1642' 2012 Jardine, Lisa sedearly
Mair, Katy 'Anne, Lady Bacon: A Life in Letters' 2009 Jardine, Lisa sedearly
McIlvenna, Una 'Considering the Cabal of Cuckoldry: Scandal and Reputation at the Court of Catherine de Medici' 2011 Welch, Evelyn sedearly
Musumeci, Salvatore 'The culinary cultures of the Monastery of Santa Trinita in fourteenth century Florence' 2009 Welch, Evelyn sedearly
Updale, Eleanor 'Yorkshire Virtuosi 1690-1710. The Print and Manuscript Legacy of Sir Godfrey Copley and his Circle' 2007 Jardine, Lisa sedearly
North, Susan 'Dress and Hygiene in Early Modern England: A Study of Advice and Practice' 2013 Welch, Evelyn sedearly
Smith, Olivia 'Lives, Letters, Bodies: John Locke's Medical Interactions in Context' 2010 Jardine, Lisa sedearly
Taneja, Pria 'Epic legacies: Hindu cultural nationalism and female sexual identities in India 1920-1960' 2010 Schwarz, Bill sedmodern
Thomas, Jennifer 'A Philosophical Storehouse: The life and afterlife of the Royal Society’s repository' 2010 Jardine, Lisa sedearly
Williamson, Elizabeth 'Before 'diplomacy': travel, embassy and the production of political information in the late sixteenth century' 2012 Jardine, Lisa sedearly
Winterbottom, Anna 'Company Culture: Information, Scholarship and the East India Company, 1660-1720' 2011 Jardine, Lisa sedearly
Woodcock, Phillippa 'The forgotten patrons : the French governors of Milan, 1499-1522' 2007 Welch, Evelyn sedearly
Yeh, Chia-Hua 'Hat, Headwear and Hair Accessories in Early Modern Florentine Court, 1580–1630' 2012 Welch, Evelyn sedearly
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