English Literature

Student profiles

Profiles for current PhD students in English Literature.

Current PhD students in English Literature
Amos Abrahams Tragedy in the Flesh: Psychoanalysis, Physics, and Modern Engagements with the Tragic
Sibyl Adam The Affective Everyday in Narratives of Muslim Women Migrating to the UK 1906 - 2012
Louise Adams William Godwin and the Activity of Reading in British Literature, 1783-1836
Jina Al-hassan From Reportage to Drama:  Representations of the Woman Who Kills in Selected Plays by American Women Playwrights, 1915-1930
Mahdi Alizadeh Ziaei Vice as a Comic Device in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Comedies
Laura Beattie Working title: Community, Citizenship and the Commonwealth in Shakespeare’s Comedies
Anahit Behrooz Storytelling and Textual Culture in Tolkien’s Legendarium
James Benstead “Hence this hapax legomenon”: radio broadcasting and the archipelagic modernism of Hugh MacDiarmid
Sarah Bernstein The Administered Life: Women, Fiction, Welfare, 1949-1979
Jane Bonsall Medieval Morality and the Supernatural Lady of Middle English Romance
Clare Chadd The short fiction of the contemporary southern United States writer, Barry Hannah
Kang-po Chen Rethinking Obscenity: L'érotisme Sacré in William Blake's Poetry
Christopher Cimei Troubling Spaces:  The Representation of Space and Place in Troubles-era Northern Irish Drama
Adam Clay A way of being called poetry
David Coates Louis MacNeice and Contemporary Poetry
Muireann Crowley Authorship and Authorial Identity in the Novels of Sydney Owenson
Luke Devlin The Trickle Down Effect:  The 1911/1912 Abbey Theatre Tour of America and its impact on early African American Theatre
Ryan Edwards The Edwardian everyday: dialectically (re)reading early twentieth century literature
Yanbing Er Evoking Elsewhere: A Poetics of Sexual Difference in Contemporary Women’s Writing
Olivia Ferguson Perfect Deformity: Caricature and the Literature of the Romantic Period
Siobhan Fitzgerald Voicing the double: The use of the auditory in literary and psychoanalytic doubling
Jonathan Gallagher

States of Vigilance: A Study of Devotional Lyrics and State Formation in Seventeenth Century England

James Gilbert The Intersection Between the Spiritual and the Existential in Ernest Hemingway's Early Fiction
Anna Girling  
Theresa Goodman  
Julia Hammer

Transgression(s) in Scottish Literature (15 years pre- and post- devolution)

Stephanie Hicks Ralph Waldo Emerson's Revision of Romantic Tropes
Lucy Hinnie Negotiating the querelle des femmes in Scottish Literature, 1424-1570
Niki Holzapfel These American Lives: Humor in Contemporary American Nonfiction
Alex Howard

The poetics of place and reader-response in poetry between the 1960s and 90s

Laeticia Huguet The American Masculine Experience in Saul Bellow
Brandon Jenvey The Subject of Conrad
Jackie Jones Katherine Mansfield and Memory: Bergsonian Readings
Eve Katsouraki The Director's Philosophical Entanglements:  Aesthetics and Politics in Modernist Theatre
Alice Kelly 'Lost Amongst Shapeless Things': Colonial Distinctions and 'The Figure of Woman' in Joseph Conrad's Fiction
Natalie Lankester-Carthy The Hereditary Curse: Senecan tropes of inheritance and mortality in early modern revenge tragedy
Julia Lenders Forged in Blood and Iron: Talking about National Identity in New Zealand War Literature
Lucy Linforth Fragments of the Past: Walter Scott, Material Culture and the Antiquarian Imagination
Phoebe Linton Female Marginality in Arthurian Literature
Harriet MacMillan Feminist Rewritings of Mythology in the Canongate Myths Series
Vicki Madden Horror of Personality: Exploring the gothicisation of mental illness and disorders of personality in post-World War II American fiction
Drew Maxwell Gender and Medieval Romance
Iain McMaster ‘Underground Men: Confession, Space, and the Legacy of Literary Theory in Postmodern American Fiction’
Gena McNutt Joseph Ritson and the Recovery of Medieval Literature
Claire McShane  
Mhairi Morrison Thomas Hardy
Bridget Moynihan Digital Découpage: Exploring Ephemerality and Ethics through an Archival Interface
Rosaleen Nolan Peter Pan
Thomas Null  
Hannah Perrin Collaborative Constructions of Identity in the Literature of The Left Bank, Paris, 1918-1939
Pablo San Martin Myth and Enlightenment in Shelley’s Work: Rethinking History and Agency in the Aftermath of the French Revolution
Natsuda Satayaban The Gendering of Aesthetics and Politics in Contemporary Scottish Fiction
Catriona Schaupp The literary legacy of Craiglockhart War Hospital
Justine Seran Rewriting (Inter)Subjectivity: Australian Aboriginal and Aotearoa/New Zealand Maori Women Writers
Chenlin Shou The Masculine Heroic Ideal in Late Medieval England and the imitatio Christi
Christopher Sinclair Green Salad and Human Blood: a Re-appraisal of the Women in the Work of Saul Bellow
Nicholas Spengler

Melville’s Americas: Empire, Revolution, and the Dissonance of Identity

Sarah Stewart Shelter at the Border: Writing Back from the State of Exception
Harriet Stilley Masculinity in Crisis: Late Capitalism and Models of Manhood in Contemporary American Fiction
Emma Sullivan Extreme Figurations in Contemporary American Fiction
Kwasu Tembo In the Shadow of the Cape: Superman & Disruptivity
Matthew Tibble Mirrors for Princes and Theories of Counsel as Responses to the English Reformation
Fran Tomlin A.L. Kennedy and the Quest for Happy Ever After
Simon Trub The Poetics of post-1945 Epic Poetry
Joanna Wilson Post-Postmodernism
Katherine Wright Flight, Fear or Fantasy: Abduction Plots in Fiction of the Eighteenth Century, 1740-1811