School of English and Modern Languages

  • Research students

    Name Research area Email
    Russell Anderson Hypertextual Performance: developing audience-controlled narratives in theatre
    Megan Burns Glasgow’s Red Clydeside and the Politics of Poetry
    Sarah Gilbert Women’s anti-Vietnam war poetry and canon(s): critical and feminist representation of the poetry of Muriel Rukeyser and Denise Leverto
    Chris Griffiths Authenticity in the work of W G Sebald and Bruce Chatwin
    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
    Anne Youngson Starting the story: an exploration of the impact of the first words in a story, demonstrated through a short story collection

    PhD Completions


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


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


    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


    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


    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