DPhil Students

Celtic

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Angela Grant The View from the Fountain Head: the Rise and Fall of John Gwenogvryn Evans Jesus more »
Benjamin Sadler A Linguistic Analysis of Dated Poems from the Book of Taliesin Jesus more »

French

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Elsa Baroghel 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 Chabbert Faithful Deicides: Contemporary French Thought and Enchantment After the Death of God Ian Maclachlan Wolfson more »
Zana Chaka Camus and Kadare Pembroke more »
Madeleine Chalmers Unruly technics in the French literary avant-garde: technological writings of the Third Republic and their afterlives in contemporary thought Nikolaj Lubecker Trinity more »
Helen Craske Complicity in Fin-de-Siècle Literature Andrew Counter Merton more »
Tom Cuthbertson Time and Time Again: Autobiographical Reenactment in Contemporary French Film Nikolaj Lubecker, Dimitris Papanikolaou Wolfson more »
Noemie Duneton Dysfunctional Families in Contemporary French and American Films and Novels Simon Kemp, Laura Marcus St Cross more »
Vittoria Fallanca The design of the Essais: Montaigne and the language of 'dessein' Richard Scholar Pembroke more »
Carlos F. Grigsby Rediscovering Rubén Darío through Translation Maria Blanco, Ben Bollig St Anne's 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 Future Ecologies: New Visions of the Human in Contemporary French Literature Nikolaj Lubecker 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 »
Megan Hughes 20th-Century French thought. "Using the experience of illness as a model for understanding otherness as anchored in the body" Christina Howells, Simon Kemp Balliol more »
Sinan Richards Love in twentieth-century French thought 1943-1995 Christina Howells Wadham more »
Sarah Jones The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Stendhal, Balzac, and Zola: Science, Art, and Practice Francesco Manzini Oriel more »
Dr. Anna Koch Characters as Social Beings: Social Performance in the French and Czechoslovak New Waves Reidar Due Christ Church more »
Hannie Lawlor Steadying the Seesaw? Renegotiating Relationality in Contemporary French and Spanish Women's Life-Writing Marie-Chantal Killeen, Daniela Omlor Wolfson more »
Vanessa Lee Women Staging the French Caribbean: History, Memory, and Authorship in the works of Ina Césaire, Maryse Condé, Gerty Dambury and Suzanne Dracius 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 Stephen Smith Balliol more »
Fay Lomas Narratives of Confession in France from Musset to Zola 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 »
Waqas Mirza A comparative reading of Beckett’s French and English trilogy: how self-translation affects the figuration of inner life Simon Kemp Lincoln more »
Christopher Monier Words-that-Tell: Monchoachi and Poetic Hope 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 »
Philippe Panizzon Queer Maghreb: Identity, Origins and Exile in Contemporary Queer North African Literature Jane Hiddleston St Anne's more »
Cédric Ploix English Translations of seventeenth-century French theatre Michael Hawcroft St Hugh's more »
Robert Pruett Remy de Gourmont and the Symbolism of Chastity: Archetypes of Erotic Abstraction Patrick McGuinness St Cross 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 Poetics, Performance and Politics: French Comic Theatre in Relation to its Italian Models (1540-1580) Richard Cooper, Martin Mclaughlin Balliol more »
Alexandra Reza Literary and Political Practice in Lusophone and Francophone African Publishing, 1947-1968 Jane Hiddleston, Professor Phillip Rothwell Wolfson 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 Finitude, Alterity, and the Novel: Nabokov, Gadda, Beckett Ian Maclachlan, Giuseppe Stellardi Merton more »
Wanrug Suwanwattana Degenerate Indochina: Decadence and Indochinese Colonial Literature from 1880-1920 Jennifer Yee Merton more »
Gemma Tidman ‘Ce qui s’enseigne. The Querelle des collèges and the Emergence of Littérature, 1750–1789.’ Kate Tunstall Wolfson, Worcester more »

German

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Myrto Aspioti Identity Narratives in Recent German-language Novels , Carolin Duttlinger St John's 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 »
Lucas-Jan Dörre Karen Leeder New more »
Peter Eagles German Literature: 'Salvation in Thomas Mann's novel 'Doktor Faustus' Ritchie Robertson Linacre 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 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 »
Kira Liebert Karl Philipp Moritz’ Anglophilie – Kultur- und Literaturvermittlung im späten 18. Jahrhundert Ritchie Robertson New more »
Martin Lohrer Medicine and Literary Poetics between Healing and Aesthetic Autonomy Julie Curtis, Ben Morgan Wolfson more »
Alexander Mortimore The written repsonses of Edmund Burke and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to the French Revolution Ritchie Robertson Queen's more »
Meindert Ewout Peters Embodied Cognition in German Literature 1910-1933 Ben Morgan New 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 Poetic Metaphysics 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 »
Florian Stocker 'Da fügte es der Himmel oder der Zufall' - Religiöses Wissen bei Adalbert Stifter Ritchie Robertson Queen's more »
James Thompson Christian Garve and the Aufklärung Kevin Hilliard St Hilda's more »
Linus Ubl Between veneration and oblivion - The Upper German reception of the 'Liber specialis gratiae' by Mechthild of Hackeborn Almut Suerbaum St Peter's more »
Martin Urschel German Film Transformations Ben Morgan St John's more »
Karolina Watroba Comparative Transformations of Thomas Mann's "Der Zauberberg" Ben Morgan Merton more »

Italian

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Marta Arnaldi 'The Diasporic Canon. American Anthologies of Contemporary Italian Poetry, 1945-2015' Nicola Gardini Magdalen more »
Dr Adele Bardazzi Shadows on the Edge: Eugenio Montale’s Afterlife 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 »
Rebecca Bowen Figures of Love: Amor from Antiquity into the Italian Middle Ages Elena Lombardi, Jas' Elsner Somerville more »
Olmo Calzolari Evolution and disease in Leopardi and Svevo Emanuela Tandello, Giuseppe Stellardi Keble more »
Nicolò Crisafi Dante's Masterplot and the Alternative Narrative Models in the Commedia Elena Lombardi, Manuele Gragnolati 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 »
Lucia Del Greco Declinations of virgilian 'pietas' in Ariosto and Tasso Nicola Gardini Keble more »
Giada Guassardo Ludovico Ariosto's lyric poems in the literary context of his times Marco Dorigatti Balliol 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 »
Lucy K Rayfield Poetics, Performance and Politics: French Comic Theatre in Relation to its Italian Models (1540-1580) Richard Cooper, Martin Mclaughlin Balliol more »
Lucy Russell J.J. Winckelmann and his reception in Italy, 1755-1850 Nicola Gardini St Peter's more »
Amy Steinepreis Finitude, Alterity, and the Novel: Nabokov, Gadda, Beckett Ian Maclachlan, Giuseppe Stellardi Merton more »
Valeria Taddei Epiphany in the Modernist Short Story: Italian and English Perspectives Giuseppe Stellardi, Matthew Reynolds 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 »
Sergey Fadeev Laonikos Chalkokondyles' Demonstrations of Histories as a transitional narrative Marc Lauxtermann, Ida Toth St Cross 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 »
Jessica Kourniakti Appropriations of classical antiquity under the Greek military dictatorship of 1967-74 Dimitris Papanikolaou Merton more »
Alexandros Pappas Performance in Cavafy and Cavafy in Performance Dimitris Papanikolaou Christ Church more »

Multilingual

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Carlos F. Grigsby Rediscovering Rubén Darío through Translation Maria Blanco, Ben Bollig St Anne's more »
Tamar Koplatadze Postcoloniality and Post-Soviet Women's Writing from the Caucasus and Central Asia Catriona Kelly University more »

Other Slavonic

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Jade McGlynn Reliving the past: how the Russian government and media use historical events to frame the present. Polly Jones New 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 A Brazilian at the BBC War-Front: Entertainment, Propaganda and Modernism in Antônio Callado's Radio Dramas for the Latin American Service (1941-1947) Claire Williams St Peter's more »
Alexandra Reza Literary and Political Practice in Lusophone and Francophone African Publishing, 1947-1968 Jane Hiddleston, Professor Phillip Rothwell Wolfson more »
Tom Stennett António Quadros and the Portuguese literary canon Professor Phillip Rothwell St Anne's more »

Russian

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Ismene Brown The only woman: the agency of gender in the powerplay and memorialisation of Soviet politician Ekaterina Furtseva. Catriona Kelly St Hugh's more »
Petr Budrin From Resurrection to Rehabilitation: Laurence Sterne and Soviet Russia 1918-1941 Andrei Zorin Lady Margaret Hall more »
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 »
Margaret Frainier The Russian Opera Libretto as Preached and Practiced in the 19th Century Philip Ross Bullock Merton more »
Andrey Levitskiy Reformation Interrupted: Renovationist Movement in the Russian Orthodox Church (1917-1929) Julie Curtis, Professor Stephen Smith Balliol more »
Martin Lohrer Medicine and Literary Poetics between Healing and Aesthetic Autonomy Julie Curtis, Ben Morgan Wolfson more »
Jade McGlynn Reliving the past: how the Russian government and media use historical events to frame the present. Polly Jones New more »
Gilly Mroz Cervantes and the Rise of the Russian Novel Julie Curtis, Oliver Noble Wood Kellogg 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 »
Amy Steinepreis Finitude, Alterity, and the Novel: Nabokov, Gadda, Beckett Ian Maclachlan, Giuseppe Stellardi Merton more »
Alexander Thomas Experimentation in contemporary Russian theatre since 2010 Julie Curtis University more »
Palina Urban Temporal changes in emotional memory; Investigating mechanisms of recreating and reconciling past affects Andrei Zorin New more »
Pany Xenophontos Memory in the works of Joseph Brodsky Andrei Zorin St Anne's more »

Spanish

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Rebecca Jillian Beattie Investigating the Modernity of the Works of Baltasar Gracián Jonathan Thacker Hertford 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 »
Carlos F. Grigsby Rediscovering Rubén Darío through Translation Maria Blanco, Ben Bollig St Anne's more »
Claudia E. Garcia Munoz Saint or Sinner?: The Multiple Faces of Lucretia in the Golden Age of Spain Oliver Noble Wood Wolfson more »
Laura Gonzalez Salmeron Intersections between Science and Literature: Anglophone influences in contemporary Spanish fiction Daniela Omlor, Maria Blanco Wolfson more »
Benjamin Robert Griffiths A reassessment of Arabic-derived lexis in Spanish using linguistic corpora Juan-Carlos Conde St Hugh'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 »
Hannie Lawlor Steadying the Seesaw? Renegotiating Relationality in Contemporary French and Spanish Women's Life-Writing Marie-Chantal Killeen, Daniela Omlor Wolfson more »
Deni Lazo The Politics of Literature in Chilean Post-Transition to Democracy Novels: Portraits of Society and the Political Status of Women in the Narrative of Diamela Eltit and Alberto Fuguet Ben Bollig Hertford more »
Gilly Mroz Cervantes and the Rise of the Russian Novel Julie Curtis, Oliver Noble Wood Kellogg more »
Jennifer Norris Representations of Powerful Women in Medieval Castilian and Portuguese Chronicle Traditions Geraldine Hazbun Lincoln more »
Lucy O'Sullivan Diego Rivera and Juan Rulfo: Post-Revolutionary Body Politics (1920-1965) Maria Blanco Trinity more »
Rachel Robinson Neo-concrete Poetics in Contemporary Avant-garde Chilean Poetry Ben Bollig St Cross more »
Annabel Rowntree The comedia de privanza in Spain in the Reign of Philip III 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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