Department of English and Modern Languages

  • Research students

    Name Research area Email
    Russell Anderson Hypertextual Performance: developing audience-controlled narratives in theatre 13106792@brookes.ac.uk
    Alison Baxter Debatable Lands: exploring the boundaries of fiction and non-fiction through family history alison.baxter-2016@brookes.ac.uk
    Hester Bradley The Woman in the Moon: Shakespeare, Lyly, women and mental disorder 15058582@brookes.ac.uk
    Jill Buttery Edmund Spenser and the Elizabethan religious controversies jill.buttery-2012@brookes.ac.uk
    Rachel Egloff A Study of the Life and Works of Baroness Blaze de Bury: A Counter-narrative of Women–s Involvement in Nineteenth Century European International Politics rachel.egloff-2015@brookes.ac.uk
    Mary Gifford The Discourse of Medicine in the Works of Laurence Sterne (1713–68) and Tobias Smollett (1721–71) 1740–1760 mary.gifford-2011@brookes.ac.uk
    Carly Schabowski A Novel – The Rainbow Man. Critical reflection – Between History and Fiction – The creation of convincing characters in historical fiction and the author’s responsibility to fact versus fiction 14108171@brookes.ac.uk
    Jamie Thorogood Representations of Society in Dylan Thomas’ Prose Works 08089312@brookes.ac.uk
    Sarah Waters ‘Melancholy Past, Melancholy Present’: Renaissance History of Women’s Melancholia through archival, literary, and dramatic sources sarah.waters-2015@brookes.ac.uk
    Jennifer Wong Orientalism and transnational poetics: self-identity and the idea of place in Chinese diaspora poetry jennifer.wong-2013@brookes.ac.uk
    Anne Youngson Starting the story: an exploration of the impact of the first words in a story, demonstrated through a short story collection 14108207@brookes.ac.uk

    PhD Completions

    2017

    Name Title Director of Studies
    Lucy Clarke Ordinary Sanctity: Grief and the Fiction of Marilynne Robinson Professor Daniel Lea

    2016

    Name Title Director of Studies
    Dr Robin Schofield The Concept of Authorship in the Work of Sara Coleridge Professor Simon Kovesi

    2015

    Name Title Director of Studies
    Dr Alice Nuttall Fangs and Feathers: Colonial and Counter-Colonial portrayals of American Indians in young adult fantasy literature Dr Eoin Flannery
    Dr Najla Aldughayem The Uncanny Other: Edgar Allan Poe’s America Dr Eric White
    Professor Alex Goody

    2014

    Name Title Director of Studies
    Dr Rossella Bondi Á la Recherche de ‘I’ Homme nouveau’: Alberto Savino et les Avant-Gardes à Paris (1911-1937) Professor Nathalie Aubert
    Dr Morag Joss From Whodunnits to literary fiction: the charting of an author’s transition Crime writer to literary novelist ( PhD by Publication) Professor Simon Kovesi
    Dr Nissa Parmar In ‘the American Strain’: the hybrid poetry of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams Dr Eric White

    2013

    Name Title Director of Studies
    Dr Victoria Bancroft ‘Cross over’ comedy in Seventeenth-century England: from Michaelmas to the Roundheads Professor Tom Betteridge
    Dr Victoria Clouston The Poetics of hermeticism: Ándre Breton’s shift towards the occult in the war years Professor Nathalie Aubert
    Dr Julia Iprave ‘First the Original’: the place of Adam in Seventeenth Century theories of the polity Dr Tom Betteridge
    Dr Antonia McKay City, suburban and pastoral spaces and the formation of identity in Cold War America (1945-1965) Professor Alex Goody