DPhil Students

Celtic

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Kristýna Syrová The Language of Metamorphosis in Early Medieval Ireland , Mark Williams, , Heather O'Donoghue St John's more »

French

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Elsa Baroghel Beckett, with Sade: Intertext and Aesthetics in Samuel Beckett's Works Ian Maclachlan New more »
Rachel Benoit A symbiotic reading of Flaubert and Faulkner Carole J A Bourne-Taylor, Francesco Manzini Brasenose more »
Anna Branford Marian lyric in late medieval urban centres in France and Germany more »
Sarah Bridge Field: Medieval French Literature, Project Title: The Audience and Reception of the Works of Nicole Bozon more »
Marie Chabbert Faithful Deicides: Contemporary French Thought and Enchantment After the Death of God Ian Maclachlan Wolfson more »
Zana Chaka Myth and Allegory in the Works of Albert Camus and Ismail Kadare Toby Garfitt 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 »
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 »
Helen Craske Complicity in Fin-de-Siècle Literature Andrew Counter Merton more »
Dr Marie Daouda French literature and history of ideas -  Desperate Prayer from Baudelaire to Bernanos: Blessings, Curses, and the Crisis of the Epic model more »
Lucas Eigel Bucolic poetry around 1900 in Germany and France Charlie Louth Merton 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 »
Rachel Hindmarsh ‘Reassessing Rabelais: Medicine and Folklore in Renaissance France’, in the fields of Renaissance Studies and the medical humanities. more »
Aaron 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 »
Simon Kerr "Field: Modern French Literature Proposed Title: The ‘enveloppe close’: Reading minds in Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu " more »
Hannie Lawlor Steadying the Seesaw? Renegotiating Relationality in Contemporary French and Spanish Women's Life-Writing Marie-Chantal Killeen, Daniela Omlor Wolfson 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 »
Eleanor Lischka Proust and poetry: lyric subjectivity and poetic voice in the work of Marcel Proust 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 »
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 Brasenose more »
Philippe Panizzon Queer Maghreb: Identity, Origins and Exile in Contemporary Queer North African Literature Jane Hiddleston St Anne'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 »
Rebecca Short The moralising potential of levity, gaiety, and frivolity in the works of Louis-Antoine Caraccioli Catriona Seth St Hilda's more »
Rachel Skokowski The Goncourt Brothers as Authors and Aquafortistes Jennifer Yee University more »
Elena Sorochina "Field: Enlightenment studies Research proposal title:Representation and Omission: fantasy and the unrepresentable in French sylph narratives" 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 »
Olivia Tolley 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 »

German

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Myrto Aspioti Identity Narratives in Recent German-language Novels Carolin Duttlinger St John's more »
Anna Branford Marian lyric in late medieval urban centres in France and Germany more »
Jennifer Bunselmeier Field: German philology and lexicography; title: Language study in the Middle Ages. A case study: Dietrich Engelhus’ Vocabularius. Henrike Lähnemann St Edmund Hall more »
Niamh Burns Disinterest, detachment and engagement in the mysticism and social ontology of Gerda Walther (1897–1977) 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 My project will investigate the importance of walking for German poetry since modernity, embedded in the long tradition of detours in German thought. Karen Leeder New more »
Georgina Edwards Heidegger, Wittgenstein and Hesse on teaching and learning in the mid-20th century Ben Morgan Worcester more »
Lucas Eigel Bucolic poetry around 1900 in Germany and France Charlie Louth Merton more »
Jamie Thomas Green A comparative, multilingual study of South Tyrolean literature since 1969 and its role in shaping a modern, multicultural regional identity. Guido Bonsaver, Katrin Kohl St Peter's more »
Tiziana Maria Imstepf Die Komposition der poetischen Welt in 'Pontus und Sidonia', 'Cleomades' und 'Magalone' Almut Suerbaum Lincoln more »
Gesa Jessen German Literature in the mid-19th century in relation to ideas of nature, "Beyond the Natural – Concepts of Nature in German Literature 1815 – 1871" Ritchie Robertson Wolfson more »
Helene Jessula Wczesniak German poetry between Deutscher Herbst and the Kohl era Ben Morgan St John's more »
Oliver Jones Proposed research title: 'Totality and Terror: Representation and memory of war experience in the writing of Vasilii Grossman and Heinrich Böll' more »
Katharina Laszlo Children and childhood in the works of Franz Kafka Ritchie Robertson St Peter's 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 Ben Morgan Wolfson 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 »
Angeline Rais The trade in rare books in Switzerland in the first half of the nineteenth century: Sir Thomas Phillipps's purchases and their dispersal Cristina Dondi, Professor Henry Woudhuysen Lincoln 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 »
Byron Charles Spring Es steckt ein Kierkegaard in Ihnen / Und vielleicht wissen Sie das gar nicht Ben Morgan Brasenose 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 »
Mai-Britt Wiechmann "Medieval German, History and History of the Book ""Printers as authors: Lübeck book-production and urban piety around 1500""" more »

Italian

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Marta Arnaldi 'The Diasporic Canon. American Anthologies of Contemporary Italian Poetry, 1945-2015' Nicola Gardini Magdalen more »
Roberto Binetti Voices from a minor literature. Italian women's poetry (1956-2013) Emanuela Tandello, Nicola Gardini 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 »
Lucandrea Campanelli On Satire, Culture, and Politics: The significance of satirical newspapers on 19th century Italian society. Emanuela Tandello, Guido Bonsaver Christ Church 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 »
Emily Di Dodo Collating, transcribing, analysing and editing six witnesses of a Castilian translation of the Decameron from the 15th and 16th centuries Magdalen more »
Caroline Dormor Metaphors of Memory in Dante's Commedia. An investigation of classical and medieval metaphors of memory in Commedia and other medieval mystic texts. more »
Dr A Grassi Pucci Italian/Cinema- Bringing It All Back Home: Adaptations of Italy-related Lingua-Cultural Aspects from Hollywood Cinema into Italian Dubbed Versions St Hugh's more »
Jamie Thomas Green A comparative, multilingual study of South Tyrolean literature since 1969 and its role in shaping a modern, multicultural regional identity. Guido Bonsaver, Katrin Kohl St Peter's more »
Martyna Grzesiak Italian book history: A copy census of the first printed Italian Bible translation by Nicolò Malerbi (1471). 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 »
Zita Teresa Lanzara Correspondences in Italian and American 19th- and 20th century literature, focusing on the dilemma ‘To Be or to Be Someone Else’. Giuseppe Stellardi, Michele Mendelssohn St Edmund Hall more »
Matilde Malaspina History of the Book Cristina Dondi Lincoln more »
Luca Mazzocchi "Gadda's L'Adalgisa. The genesis, the footnotes, the satire. Philological assessment of the autographs and critical reflection on the genre of satire." more »
Hannah McIntyre Leonora Carrington and Goliarda Sapienza: Anarchic Bodies. 20th century literature in Italian, English and French 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 »
Elena Sorochina "Field: Enlightenment studies Research proposal title:Representation and Omission: fantasy and the unrepresentable in French sylph narratives" 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 »
Valentina Tibaldo Voice, alterity, and dialogue: the characters in Caproni, Luzi, Sereni’s poetry Emanuela Tandello St Hugh'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 »
Kristina Gedgaudaite Smyrna in Your Pocket: Memory of Asia Minor in Contemporary Greek Culture Dimitris Papanikolaou Merton more »
Giulia Maria Paoletti The romance Kallimachos and Chrysorrhoe: philological issues Marc Lauxtermann Exeter more »
Alexandros Pappas Performance in Cavafy and Cavafy in Performance Dimitris Papanikolaou Christ Church more »
Claudio Russello Greek modernism and the issue of time: duration, continuity, and myth Dimitris Papanikolaou Merton 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 »
Lorena Sanchez Gallego Synergies between Peninsular and English Gothic representations of phobias and psychosomatic conditions , Dr. Sandie Byrne Kellogg more »

Other Slavonic

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Constanta Burlacu The history of the book. Title: Romanian Orthodox Church History between the 15th and 17th Century as seen through the history of its books more »
Aleksandra Majak Compar. research between the Polish and English poetry of the 1960s with emphasis on poetic borrowing, translation studies, and classical tradition. more »
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 »
Rafael Esteves Martins Santa Rita Durão and the Brazilian Colonial Epic Professor Phillip Rothwell St Peter's more »
Olivia Glaze Portuguese Colonial & Post-Colonial Literature; Trauma and the Use of Bodies: The Portuguese Colonial War and Its Aftermath Claudia Pazos Alonso Wadham 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 »
Georgia Nasseh 'Banza-o o léxico, o patuá?': Translating Multilingualism in the Work of José Luandino Vieira Professor Phillip Rothwell Wadham 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 His Alter Egos Professor Phillip Rothwell St Anne's more »
Javier Armando Takamura Jesuit missions in Japan , Alan Strathern, , Giuseppe Marcocci St Catherine's more »

Russian

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Ismene Brown The only woman: otherness and 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 »
Margaret Frainier The Russian Opera Libretto as Preached and Practiced in the 19th Century Philip Ross Bullock Merton more »
Oliver Jones Proposed research title: 'Totality and Terror: Representation and memory of war experience in the writing of Vasilii Grossman and Heinrich Böll' more »
Abigail Karas Russian Cultural Studies - On Top of The City: Roofing, Gender and Risk in Putin’s Russia 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 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 »
Katherine New Mythopoesis in Neoclassical Russian drama Catriona Kelly New more »
DPhil Irina Pavlova Field: Literary Studies (Digital Humanities approach); title: Studying Russian Drama by Means of Digital Humanities and Social Network Analysis. Julie Curtis 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 »
Elena Racheva War Without Peace. The Discourse of Violence in Recent Russian History 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 »
Leonardo Bevilacqua Spanish American and North American studies - Impersonal Selves, Personalized Communities: Flat Characters in the Neoliberal Novel Maria Blanco Trinity more »
Christy Callaway-Gale (Leverhulme Topic: Latin American Poetry: Beyond the Page) Title of Research: Chilean Ludic Poetry: Stretching Materiality to its Limits and Beyond 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 »
Jacobo De Camps Mora A Genealogy of Modernity in Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quijote. Cultural Studies & Spanish Golden Age Studies more »
Rebecca De Souza Forging individual, collective and textual identity on the frontier: a medieval Spanish legend travels through time more »
Emily Di Dodo Collating, transcribing, analysing and editing six witnesses of a Castilian translation of the Decameron from the 15th and 16th centuries Magdalen more »
Carlos F. Grigsby Rediscovering Rubén Darío through Translation Maria Blanco, Ben Bollig St Anne's more »
Claudia E. García Muñoz Saint or Sinner?: The Multiple Faces of Lucretia in the Golden Age of Spain Oliver Noble Wood Wolfson more »
Laura González Salmerón Intersections between Science and Literature: Anglophone influences in contemporary Spanish fiction Daniela Omlor, Maria Blanco Wolfson more »
Sarah Grunnah Gender, Translation and Performance in the Drama(turgy) of Tirso de Molina 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 »
Lucy O'Sullivan Diego Rivera and Juan Rulfo: Post-Revolutionary Body Politics (1920-1965) Maria Blanco Trinity more »
Eduardo Paredes Ocampo Performance studies/ Cognitive humanities 1616/2016: Neuronal Catharsis in the Contemporary Performances of Shakespeare and Cervantes Jonathan Thacker, Emma Josephine Smith Wolfson more »
Marina Popea Literary Translation in Mexican Cultural Magazines: From Modernismo to the Avant-Garde (1894-1932) Maria Blanco Lincoln 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 »
Lorena Sanchez Gallego Synergies between Peninsular and English Gothic representations of phobias and psychosomatic conditions , Dr. Sandie Byrne Kellogg more »
Yvette Siegert Representations of Cartagena de Indias: An Intellectual History, 1815-2016 Maria Blanco Merton more »
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