English Literature

Student profiles

Profiles for current PhD students in English Literature.

Sibyl Adam

The Everyday in Narratives of Muslim Women Migrating to the UK 1906 - 2012

Mahdi Alizadeh Ziaei

Vice as a Comic Device in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Comedies

Victoria Anker

The performance of rituals and ceremonies of power in 1640s England

Laura Beattie

Working title: Community, Citizenship and the Commonwealth in Shakespeare’s Comedies

James Benstead

“Hence this hapax legomenon”: radio broadcasting and the archipelagic modernism of Hugh MacDiarmid

Sarah Bernstein

The Administered Life: Women, Fiction and the Welfare State, 1945-1979

Natalie Carthy

The Hereditary Curse: Senecan tropes of inheritance and mortality in early modern revenge tragedy

David Coates

Thesis title to be confirmed

Muireann Crowley

Authorship and Authorial Identity in the Novels of Sydney Owenson

Marc Di Sotto

Thesis title to be confirmed

Yanbing Er

Evoking Elsewhere: An Aesthetics 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

Maria Fusco

Prey for Worms: Isoglosses and Language Materiality

Alison Garden

Empathy, Alterity and the Transnational Imagination in the work of Colum McCann

Anna Girling

Thesis title to be confirmed

Julia Hammer

Thesis title to be confirmed

Lucy Hinnie

Negotiating the querelle des femmes in Scottish Literature, 1424-1570

Alex Howard

Thesis title to be confirmed

Laeticia Huguet

Thesis title to be confirmed

Aislinn Hunter

Evocative Objects: A Reading of Resonant Things and Material Encounters in Victorian Writers’ House/

Lucy Linforth

Fragments of the Past: Walter Scott, Material Culture and the Antiquarian Imagination

Phoebe Linton

Female Marginality in Arthurian Literature

Drew Maxwell

Thesis title to be confirmed

Gena McNutt

Thesis title to be confirmed

Rosaleen Nolan

Thesis title to be confirmed

Hannah Perrin

Thesis title to be confirmed

Pablo San Martín

Myth and Enlightenment in Shelley’s Work: Rethinking History and Agency in the Aftermath of the French Revolution.

Justine Seran

Rewriting (Inter)Subjectivity: Australian Aboriginal and Aotearoa/New Zealand Maori Women Writers

Sarah Sharp

'The Graveyard Politic': Death and Nation in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Catriona Shaupp

Thesis title to be confirmed

Helen F Smith

Disability, Impairment and Bodily Transgression in Late-Medieval Drama: Constructions, Representations and the Spectrum of Signification.

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

Thesis title to be confirmed

Jacqueline Thompson

Lifting the Lino (Creative); The Domestic Worlds of Kathleen Jamie (Thesis)

Fran Tomlin

Thesis title to be confirmed

Simon Trub

The Poetics of post-1945 Epic Poetry

Tessa Marlou van Gendt

Thesis title to be confirmed

Brian Wall

Inheritance and Insanity: Transatlantic Depictions of Property and Criminal Law in Nineteenth Century Scottish and American Fiction

Iain Williams

Something Real American’: Authenticity in the Work of David Foster Wallace