DPhil Students

Celtic

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Angela Grant The View from the Fountain Head: the Rise and Fall of John Gwenogvryn Evans Thomas Charles Edwards Jesus more »
Hanna Hopwood An analysis of the portrayal of women in Welsh poetry Thomas Charles Edwards, Alderik Blom Jesus more »
Benjamin Sadler A Linguistic Analysis of Dated Poems from the Book of Taliesin Alderik Blom Jesus more »

Czech

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Lucy Duggan Reading the city: Prague in Czech and Czech-German Narrative Fiction since 1989 Katrin Kohl, Peter Zusi (UCL) St Hilda's more »

French

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Elsa Baroghel Self Alienation and Alterity in Samuel Beckett's Early Drama: A Manuscript Study Ian Maclachlan New more »
Rachel Benoit A symbiotic reading of Flaubert and Faulkner Carole J A Bourne-Taylor, Francesco Manzini Brasenose more »
Claire Bitoun Aesthetic of Subversion in Théophile Gautier and Oscar Wilde Patrick McGuinness, Stefano-Maria Evangelista St Hugh's more »
Marie C. Chabbert Religion at the Limits of Reason: The Dis-Enclosure of Rationality, Ontology and Faith in Contemporary French Thought Ian Maclachlan Wolfson more »
Zana Chaka Camus and Kadare Pembroke more »
Patrick Chambers Post-war French thought. 'Pro-jecting Beyond the Self: a study of subjectivity in the thought of Jean-Paul Sartre' Christina Howells Keble more »
Tom Cuthbertson Time and Time Again: Autobiographical Reenactment in Contemporary French Film Nikolaj Lubecker, Dimitris Papanikolaou Wolfson more »
Noemie Duneton Family dynamics in the aftermath of a parent’s death in works of fiction Simon Kemp, Laura Marcus St Cross more »
Vittoria Fallanca The design of the Essais: Montaigne and the language of 'dessein' Richard Scholar Pembroke more »
Emma Goodwin Imagining the experience of national identity in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Chansons de Geste composed in the French espace Sophie Marnette Merton more »
Samuel Gormley The reception and influence of American ecological nature writing in contemporary French literature Mike Holland Merton more »
Daisy Gudmunsen Poetry and the Limit Experience in Contemporary French Literature Ian Maclachlan, Patrick McGuinness St Anthony's more »
Rosalind Holmes Duffy Sound-colour analogy in the Age of Enlightenment Edward Nye Merton more »
Sinan John-Richards Before the Subject and the Signifier Christina Howells Wadham more »
Sarah Jones Émile Zola, the Doctor and the Family in nineteenth-century France Francesco Manzini Oriel more »
Anna Koch Cinematic Performance and Characterisation Reidar Due Christ Church more »
Vanessa Lee French postcolonial writing; Exile, marronnage and errantry in the works of Francophone Caribbeanean women playwrights Jane Hiddleston, Alain Viala St Edmund Hall more »
Jiyoung Lee Ethical Attitudes in Contemporary Cinema: The Construction and Relation between Filmic Aesthetics and Historicity in Cinema Reidar Due Wadham more »
Andrey Levitskiy Reformation Interrupted: Renovationist Movement in the Russian Orthodox Church (1917-1929) Julie Curtis, Professor Smith Balliol more »
Fay Lomas Translations of the Self: Confessional Narratives and their Complexities in France, 1828-1860 Tim Farrant Trinity more »
Khalid Lyamlahy From nostalgia to revolt : facing the Moroccan malaise with Mohamed Khaïr-Eddine, Abdelkbir Khatibi and Abdellatif Laâbi Jane Hiddleston St Anne's more »
Olivia Madin Diderot’s Rabelaisian Eyes : Research into Diderot’s use of Rabelais’ writings and related notions of literary influence and re-appropriation Kate Tunstall Lady Margaret Hall more »
Gemma McKinnie The weaponisation of the Camera: Terrorism, Uprisings and Revolution in Film and Television Reidar Due Linacre more »
Rodney Mearns Modern French Literature. Marguerite Yourcenar, Autobiography, Life Writing and the Artifice of History Simon Kemp St Cross more »
Christopher Monier Poetic Possibility in the French Antilles Today Jane Hiddleston Magdalen more »
Chelsea Nolen French Slam Poetry: La Poésie Démocratisée Michael Abecassis, Dr Paris (University of Bath) Linacre more »
Nathalie Oddy Presence of mind and the body's memory: cognition and consubstantiality in Montaigne's 'Essais' Wes Williams St Hilda's more »
Anatole Oudaille-Diethardt Defining Man: Conceptions and Representations of Masculine Identity in Literary Works of the Wiener Moderne, 1890-1910 Ritchie Robertson St John's more »
Philippe Panizzon Queer Maghreb Jane Hiddleston St Anne's more »
Cédric Ploix Revitalising Moliere and Racine for the English Contemporary Stage Michael Hawcroft St Hugh's more »
Robert Pruett The Pistol and the Cross: J.-K. Huysmans and the Catholic Avant-Garde Patrick McGuinness St Cross more »
Sarah Puello Alfonso Poetics of the urban, poetics of the self: transience, imminence and the everyday in selected works by Jorge Luis Borges and Jacqués Réda Edwin Williamson Wolfson more »
Melissa Purkiss Intertextuality in Exile: The fusion of French and Russian language and literature in the works of Gaito Gazdanov Philip Ross Bullock Wolfson more »
Cameron Quinn (Re)considering Enlightenment Utopians Caroline Warman Merton more »
Lucy K Rayfield Constructing a National Culture: Admiration and Antagonism in French and Italian Comic Theatre (1550-1630)' Richard Cooper, Martin Mclaughlin Balliol more »
Alexandra Reza Connecting Literary and Political Practice in Lusophone and Francophone African Publishing, 1947-1968 Jane Hiddleston, Professor Phillip Rothwell Wolfson more »
Vincent C. Robert-Nicoud The Topsy-Turvy World: Sixteenth-Century Patterns of Inversion in the Commonplace Tradition Richard Cooper Lincoln more »
Daisy Sainsbury Ian Maclachlan Lady Margaret Hall more »
Mr Ruggero Sciuto Diderot and d'Holbach: A Theory of Determinism Nicholas Cronk Merton more »
Rachel Skokowski The Goncourt Brothers as Authors and Aquafortistes Jennifer Yee University more »
Nicholas Stedman Charles Nodier & the rise of problematic notions of authorial originality in French letters from the 18th to the 19th century Kate Tunstall, Tim Farrant St Edmund Hall more »
Amy Steinepreis Ian Maclachlan more »
Wanrug Suwanwattana Degenerate Indochina: Decadence and Indochinese Colonial Literature from 1880-1920 Jennifer Yee Merton more »
Jonathan Templeman Withdrawal and the everyday in early modern French literature Richard Scholar, Professor Morris St John's more »
Gemma Tidman Experimental Education. French pedagogical projects, 1761 – 1793 Kate Tunstall Wolfson more »
Sophie Turner St Anne's more »
Sarah Wilewski Writing National Identities - Negotiating Anglo-French Relations in the 18th Century Wes Williams, Professor Gerrard Lady Margaret Hall more »

German

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Mary Boyle Spiritual travel guides: a comparative study of late medieval pilgrimage accounts from England and Germany to the Holy Land Annette Volfing, Helen Moore Merton more »
Jennifer Bunselmeier A case study: Dietrich Engelhus’ Vocabularius Henrike Lähnemann St Edmund Hall more »
Sophie Burt Female Agency in German Cinema, in the Merkel Years Ben Morgan New more »
Michael De La Bedoyere Debates on Jewish Emancipation in Prussia 1780 - 1812 Intellectual history of the German Enlightenment Ritchie Robertson Queen's more »
Camillo J. de Vivanco Misanthropy and Pessimism in the Novels of Louis-Ferdinand Celine and Thomas Bernhard Ritchie Robertson, Ann Jefferson New more »
Lucy Duggan Reading the city: Prague in Czech and Czech-German Narrative Fiction since 1989 Katrin Kohl, Peter Zusi (UCL) St Hilda's more »
Peter Eagles German Literature: 'Salvation in Thomas Mann's novel 'Doktor Faustus' Ritchie Robertson Linacre more »
Francisca Gale The Poetics of Courtly Adaption in the Blütezeit Annette Volfing Exeter more »
Peter Hanisch Heralds of Change? On the societal function of the journal culture of the Weimar Republic, 1918-1933 Ben Morgan New more »
Helene Jessula Wczesniak German poetry between Deutscher Herbst and the Kohl era Ben Morgan St John's more »
Katharina Laszlo Children and childhood in the works of Franz Kafka and Rainer Maria Rilke Ritchie Robertson St Peter's more »
Dorothea Lauterbach Aufbruch der Formen. Die Bedeutung des Poetischen Diskurses in Rilkes Roman der Moderne Katrin Kohl Jesus more »
Grace Lawson Conquer Colour, sense and sensation in George, Rilke, Hofmannsthal Charlie Louth Somerville more »
Kira Liebert Englisch-deutscher Kulturtransfer: Karl Philipp Moritz als Übersetzer und Herausgeber Ritchie Robertson New more »
Ralph A. Marshall Die Uralte Moderne Lösung: Nation, State and Modernity in Austro-German Zionism Ritchie Robertson Brasenose more »
Alexander Mortimore The written repsonses of Edmund Burke and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to the French Revolution Ritchie Robertson Queen's more »
Aino Pulkki Anxiety and lines of flight in the works of Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, and Knut Hamsun Ritchie Robertson Jesus more »
Joanna Raisbeck Beyond Orthodoxy: Religion and Philosophy in Karoline von Günderrode Kevin Hilliard Somerville more »
Izabela Rakar Contemporary German poetry in a post-avant-garde mode Georgina Paul St Hilda's more »
Balaji Ravichandran Narratives of unbelonging in Sebald, Bernhard, Conrad and Nabokov Ritchie Robertson Queen's more »
Benjamin Dominik Schaper Lesbarkeit in der deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur Katrin Kohl Oriel more »
Ruth Schor Reminiscing about the ordinary: Discourses of the everyday in early twentieth century Germany and Austria Ben Morgan Wolfson more »
James Thompson Christian Garve and the Aufklärung Kevin Hilliard St Hilda's more »
Martin Urschel German Film Transformations Ben Morgan St John's more »
Reinier van Straten Friedrich Nietsche’s Influence on Martin Buber David Groiser Magdalen more »
Sean Williams Jesus more »
Friederike Wolpert Writing the Orient: Johann Schiltberger's Reisebuch (1396-1427) Almut Suerbaum Somerville more »
Nadine Zieschang Literary character in the work of Fontane Ritchie Robertson Balliol more »

Italian

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Antonella Anedda Angioy Il topo, le piante, i vermi. Giacomo Leopardi, Erasmus e Charles Darwin Emanuela Tandello Somerville more »
Marta Arnaldi 'The Diasporic Canon. American Anthologies of Contemporary Italian Poetry, 1945-2015' Nicola Gardini Magdalen more »
Adele Bardazzi Absence and Presence in Eugenio Montale's Poetry: the io and his care ombre from Ossi di seppia to Diario del '71 e del '72 Emanuela Tandello Christ Church more »
Roberto Bonci The works of C.E.Gadda and W.Faulkner and their common literary models Giuseppe Stellardi St Peter's more »
Marta Bianca Maria Celati The works of Leon Battista Alberti, Orazio Romano and Pietro Gori Martin Mclaughlin St Edmund Hall more »
Nicolo Crisafi Seeking justice in Dante’s Florence: A historicist reading. Elena Lombardi Lady Margaret Hall more »
Marzia D'Amico Homer's daughters. Issues, themes and expressions of feminine neo-epic in modern Italian poetry Emanuela Tandello St Cross more »
Enrichetta L. Frezzato Contemporary Literature and the Transformation of Terriroty: The Case of Veneto Guido Bonsaver Pembroke more »
Alice Gussoni Gaetano Salvemini’s exile in Great Britain and the construction of a transnational antifascist network (1925-1934) Guido Bonsaver Pembroke more »
Valentina Ippolito Representing Romanian Immigration in Contemporary Italian Cinema Guido Bonsaver Pembroke more »
Matilde Malaspina History of the Book Cristina Dondi Lincoln more »
Barbara Olla Italian modern literature. "Beyond the Veil: a study of symbols, archetypes and mythopoeia in the works of Carlo Emilio Giuseppe Stellardi St Peter's more »
Caterina Paoli Poets Translating from the Classics in Italy in the Second half of the 20th Century Nicola Gardini St Catherine's more »
Lucy K Rayfield Constructing a National Culture: Admiration and Antagonism in French and Italian Comic Theatre (1550-1630)' Richard Cooper, Martin Mclaughlin Balliol more »
Lucy Russell J.J. Winckelmann and his reception in Italy, 1755-1850 Nicola Gardini St Peter's more »
Valeria Taddei Epiphany in the Modernist Short Story: Pirandello and Tozzi in a European Perspective Giuseppe Stellardi St Anne's more »

Modern Greek

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Spyridon Chairetis Representations of homosexuality on Greek and Spanish prime time TV sitcoms Dimitris Papanikolaou St Edmund Hall more »
Foteini Dimirouli Dimitris Papanikolaou Keble more »
Sergey Fadeev Laonikos Chalkokondyles' Demonstrations of Histories as a transitional narrative Marc Lauxtermann, Ida Toth St Cross more »
Caterina Franchi Alexander Romance Marc Lauxtermann Exeter more »
Kristina Gedgaudaite Smyrna in Your Pocket: Memory of Asia Minor in Contemporary Greek Culture Dimitris Papanikolaou Merton more »
Theofili Kampianaki Byzantine Philology, Concepts of the Roman past in the 11th and 12th century Byzantine historiographical works and legal treatises Marc Lauxtermann Wolfson more »
Eleni Karafotia A critical edition and literary commentary of the London version of the "Byzantine Achilleid" Marc Lauxtermann Wolfson more »
Jessica Kourniakti Appropriations of classical antiquity under the Greek military dictatorship of 1967-74 Dimitris Papanikolaou Merton more »
Marina Lambrakis Sites That Matter: The archaeological site and its embodied experience in modern Greek literature, art, and film Dimitris Papanikolaou St John's more »
Maria Papageorgopoulou New Queer Greek Cinema Reidar Due St Anne's more »
Katerina Papageorgopoulou Modern Tragedy: Michael Cacoyannis’ Early Films Reidar Due St Anne's more »
Alexandros Pappas Performance in Cavafy and Cavafy in Performance Dimitris Papanikolaou Christ Church more »

Other Slavonic

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Annabel Chapman Ewa and Karol Maleczyński and their intellectual mileau of Wroclaw historians (1945-1972) Jan Fellerer Hertford more »

Polish

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Natasha Oxley Contemporary Polish playwriting since 1989. Talking taboos: the personal over the political Jan Fellerer Wolfson more »

Portuguese

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Thomas Clark 'The Funny Side of the Serious: A Re-Evaluation of the Comic Potential of the works of Luís de Camões Oliver Noble Wood, Professor Phillip Rothwell St Catherine's more »
Daniel Mandur Thomaz An Indignant Gentleman: the English years of Antônio Callado Claire Williams St Peter's more »
Andre Penafiel The Galician-Portuguese Lyric Stephen Parkinson Keble more »
Guilherme Perdigao Murta Eça for Brazilians Professor Phillip Rothwell, Claudia Pazos Alonso Wadham more »
Alexandra Reza Connecting Literary and Political Practice in Lusophone and Francophone African Publishing, 1947-1968 Jane Hiddleston, Professor Phillip Rothwell Wolfson more »
Bruno Rodrigues Very Brief Narratives in Contemporary Portuguese Literature Claudia Pazos Alonso St Catherine's more »
Simao Valente Baptista Fernando Pessoa's Detective Fiction Claudia Pazos Alonso St Catherine's more »

Russian

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Philip Chadwick ‘The thoughts we cannot bridle’: The battle against abstraction in the works of George Eliot and Fyodor Dostoevsky Andrew Kahn St Edmund Hall more »
John Cook Literary criticism as cunning intelligence: Bakhtin’s chronotope and its implications for narrative Andrei Zorin St Cross more »
Lucy J. Dunlop Hero Worship and Discourses of Heroism in the Soviet Union under Brezhnev Catriona Kelly New more »
Claire Hegarty The Russian Dantes: Dante Reception in Imperial Russia, 1817-1966 Andrew Kahn St Edmund Hall more »
Andrey Levitskiy Reformation Interrupted: Renovationist Movement in the Russian Orthodox Church (1917-1929) Julie Curtis, Professor Smith Balliol more »
Martin Lohrer Medicine and Literary Poetics between Healing and Aesthetic Autonomy Julie Curtis Wolfson more »
Olga Malinoskaya Teaching Russian Literature in Secondary School under Stalin (1936-1952) Catriona Kelly Lincoln more »
Maria Pasholok Imaginary Interiors: Representing Home Spaces in 1910s-1920s Russian Culture Catriona Kelly Magdalen more »
Melissa Purkiss Intertextuality in Exile: The fusion of French and Russian language and literature in the works of Gaito Gazdanov Philip Ross Bullock Wolfson more »
Olga Smolyak Soviet Domestic Space after Stalin: Discursive Formation and the Field of Everyday Practice (1950s-1980s) Catriona Kelly Brasenose more »
Yury Sorochkin Representations of Space Andrei Zorin New more »
Katarzyna Szymanska Literary Metatranslations: Translation as Literary Device Jan Fellerer St Hugh's more »
Palina Urban Temporal changes in emotional memory; Investigating mechanisms of recreating and reconciling past affects Andrei Zorin New more »
Margarita Vaysman What has been done to Chernyshevsky's"What is to be done?" Andrei Zorin Wadham more »

Spanish

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Elisabeth Bolorinos Allard A comparative study of representations of the Jewish and Moorish Other in Spanish culture, 1860-1960 Xon de Ros Trinity more »
Thomas Clark 'The Funny Side of the Serious: A Re-Evaluation of the Comic Potential of the works of Luís de Camões Oliver Noble Wood, Professor Phillip Rothwell St Catherine's more »
Sarah Grunnah “Gender, Translation and Performance in the Drama(turgy) of Tirso de Molina” straddles the fields of Spanish, theatre and translation Jonathan Thacker St Hilda's more »
Denisse Lazo Gonzalez Gender imagery in urban Latin America: reading women's political equality Ben Bollig Hertford more »
Joanna Morris The Female Urbanite: Santiago's Resident Literary Topographer Ben Bollig Wolfson more »
Jennifer Norris Representations of Powerful Women in Medieval Castilian and Portuguese Chronicle Traditions Geraldine Hazbun Lincoln more »
Lucy O'Sullivan Juan Rulfo, Diego Rivera and The Evolutions of Mexicanidad: 1920-1960 Maria Blanco Trinity more »
Sarah Puello Alfonso Poetics of the urban, poetics of the self: transience, imminence and the everyday in selected works by Jorge Luis Borges and Jacqués Réda Edwin Williamson Wolfson more »
Martin Rabone A Measure for Measure: Proportion, Mesura, and the Golden Mean in the Literature of Spain's Golden Age Jonathan Thacker Merton more »
Rachel Robinson Neo-concrete Poetics in Contemporary Avant-garde Chilean Poetry Ben Bollig St Cross more »
Annabel Rowntree The Darker Voice of Calderón’s Kings: Analysing Political Synthesis and Subversion in the work of Pedro Calderón de la Barca Jonathan Thacker Lady Margaret Hall more »
Artem Serebrennikov The Function and Dysfunction of Rhetoric in Don Quixote Edwin Williamson Exeter more »
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