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Current PhD Students' Topics

 

English and English Language

Reem Al'juma: Postcolonial modernism

First Supervisor: Jane Dowson
Second Supervisor: Phil Cox

Anna Blackwell: The Shakespearean Actor as the Point of Adaptive Encounter

First Supervisor: Siobhan Keenan
Second Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell

Nicola Boyle: The Lady Elizabeth's Men's Playing Company: History and Repertory

First Supervisor: Gabriel Egan
Second Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell

Paul Brown: Early Modern London

First Supervisor: Gabriel Egan
Second Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell

Dave Cliffe: Detective Fiction Adaptation

First Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell
Second Supervisor: Gary Day / James Russell

Laura-Jane Devanny: Post-feminist Fiction: Jeanette Winterson and others

First supervisor: Jane Dowson
Second supervisor: Yvonne Griggs

Gary Forster: Adaptations and Fairy Tales

First Supervisor: Andy Mousley
Second Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell

Sandra Frost: Belinda Lee

First Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell
Second Supervisor: Laraine Porter

Paul Gosling: Adapting life/scifi works of C. S. Lewis to screen 

First Supervisor: James Russell
Second Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell / Yvonne Griggs

Lucinda Hobbs: James Bond

First Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell

Gerard Hodgson

First Supervisor: Joseph Phelan
Second Supervisors: Tim Fulford

David Hucklesby: Literature in the 21st Century

First Supervisor: Alison Gibbons
Second Supervisor: Gabriel Egan

Harleen Hyer : (Re)defining Healing: A Study of Postcolonial Narratives of Trauma'

First Supervisor: Jane Dowson
Second Supervisor: Andy Mousley

Susan Ibrahim: The Letters of A. H. Clough to his American Friends.

First Supervisor: Joseph Phelan
Second Supervisor: Andy Mousley/ Jane Dowson

Anietie Isong: The Influence of the Internet in African Literature

First Supervisor: Sue Thomas
Second Supervisor: Alison Gibbons

Maija Kuharenoka: Mathilde Blind’s Ascent of Man

First Supervisor: Joseph Phelan
Second Supervisor: Deborah Mutch / Andrew Thacker

Claire McGowan: Letters from Irish Emigrants to America

First Supervisor: Philip Cox
Second Supervisor: Mike Cronin / Judy Simons

Federico Meschini: Electronic Scholarly Editing

First Supervisor: Andrew Thacker
Second Supervisor: Peter Shillingsburg / Paul Eggert

Elizabeth Penner: The Boy’s Own Paper and masculinity

First Supervisor: Deborah Mutch
Second Supervisor: Joe Phelan

Ashley Polasek: The Onscreen Endurance of Sherlock Holmes

First Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell
Second Supervisor: James Russell / Philip Cox 

Helen Potter: Fenelon Romanticism

First Supervsior: Phil Cox
Second Supervisor: Tim Fulford

Barclay Rafferty: Othello and Representing Race on Screen

First Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell
Second Supervisor: Yvonne Griggs / Siobhan Keenan

Abigail Richardson: Shakespeare – ‘As Constant as the Northern Star’? A Study of 21st-Century Professional British Shakespeare Productions

First Supervisor: Siobhan Keenan
Second Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell

Amanda Ritter

First Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell

Dwi Setiawan

First Supervisor: Deborah Cartmell

Scott Shepherd

 

Richard 'Phil' Tromans: 16th Century London Books about the New World (America)

First Supervisor: Gabriel Egan
Second Supervisor: Mark Bland

 

Creative Writing

Louisa Allen

First Supervisor: Will Buckingham
Second Supervisor: Imelda Whelehan

Nina Bennett

First Supervisor: Will Buckingham
Second Supervisor: Kathleen Bell

Emma Conway

First Supervisor: Simon Perril
Second Supervisor: Will Buckingham

Melissa Flowerdew-Clarke

First Supervisor: Jonathan Taylor
Second Supervisor: Kathleen Bell

Mystie Hood

First Supervisor: Jonathan Taylor
Second Supervisor: Simon Perril/ Imelda Whelehan

Alexandros Plasiatis

First Supervisor: Jonathan Taylor
Second Supervisor: Kathleen Bell/Simon Perril

Hannah Stevens

First Supervisor: Simon Perril
Second Supervisor: Will Buckingham

Pamela Thompson

First Supervisor: Simon Perril
Second Supervisor: Kathleen Bell

Rajvee Vyas: The Influence of the Bhagavad Gita on Western Literature

First Supervisor: Will Buckingham
Second Supervisor: Jane Dowson

 
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