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
Nora Baker Writing Exile : the Huguenot refugees in 18th-century England' (Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship) Catriona Seth Jesus more »
Joseph Begley New more »
Rachel Benoit A symbiotic reading of Flaubert and Faulkner Carole J A Bourne-Taylor Brasenose more »
Anna Branford Marian lyric in late medieval urban centres in France and Germany more »
Sarah Bridge The Audience and Reception of the Works of Nicole Bozon: An Analysis of British Library Additional MS 46919 Daron Burrows St Hilda's more »
Sophia Buck Moscow – Berlin – Paris: Walter Benjamin's Transnational Spaces of Comparison Carolin Duttlinger, Ben Morgan 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 Lübecker Trinity more »
Lo-Ching Chow Comparative Analysis of the Ideology of Insanity in 20th and 21st-Century Postcolonial Societies Jane Hiddleston St Catherine's 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 »
Erin Dolan Localized Liminality: Translation and multimodality in the work of Julien Green and Paul Bowles Patrick McGuinness, Matthew Reynolds St Anne's more »
Lucas Eigel Bucolic poetry around 1900 in Germany and France Charlie Louth Merton more »
Mathieu Farizier Jesus more »
Louise Ferris Proust through the lens of Derrida, Nancy and Malabou: the breaking down of the distinction between the self and world in new forms of materiality Ian Maclachlan Jesus more »
Carlos F. Grigsby Rediscovering Rubén Darío through Translation Maria Blanco, Ben Bollig St Anne's more »
Emma Goodwin Conceptualising national identity in twelfth-century chansons de geste composed in French , Hannah Skoda Merton more »
Daisy Gudmunsen Poetry and the Limit Experience in Contemporary French Literature Ian Maclachlan, Patrick McGuinness St Antony's more »
Rachel Hindmarsh ‘Reassessing Rabelais: Medicine and Folklore in Renaissance France’, in the fields of Renaissance Studies and the medical humanities. more »
Nicola Holt Wolfson more »
Aaron Gabriel 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 »
Nathalie Jeter Queen's more »
Simon Kerr The ‘enveloppe close’: Reading minds in Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu Jennifer Yee Keble more »
Hannie Lawlor Steadying the Seesaw? Renegotiating Relationality in Contemporary French and Spanish Women's Life-Writing Marie-Chantal Killeen, Daniela Omlor Wolfson more »
Alex Lawrence The Cultural 'Lives' of the Toucan in Early Modern France (1526-1650) Wes Williams, Raphaële Garrod Keble 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 »
Micah Mackay 'Make We Ioye Nowe in this Fest': 'Reading' Performance and Orality in Late Medieval Carols Helen Swift, Marion Turner Balliol more »
Harriet McKinley-Smith Relating Romantic Disabilities Catriona Seth, Fiona Stafford Jesus more »
Gemma McKinnie The weaponisation of the Camera: Terrorism, Uprisings and Revolution in Film and Television Reidar Due Linacre 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 »
Srinandini Mukherjee A Cognitive Literary Approach to Tzvetan Todorov’s Theory and Texts Tim Farrant St Cross more »
Nathalie Oddy Presence of mind and the body's memory: cognition and consubstantiality in Montaigne's 'Essais' Wes Williams Brasenose more »
Nupur Patel An examination of the topos and tropes of pudeur (modesty) in sixteenth-century French women's writing and French society Wes Williams Lincoln more »
Robert Pruett Remy de Gourmont and the Symbolism of Chastity: Archetypes of Erotic Abstraction Patrick McGuinness St Cross more »
Cameron Quinn (Re)considering Enlightenment Utopians Caroline Warman Merton more »
Rebecca Short The moralising potential of levity, gaiety, and frivolity in the works of Louis-Antoine Caraccioli Catriona Seth St Hilda's more »
Yvette Siegert Representations of Cartagena de Indias: An Intellectual History, 1815-2016 Maria Blanco Merton more »
Elena Sorochina "Field: Enlightenment studies Research proposal title:Representation and Omission: fantasy and the unrepresentable in French sylph narratives" more »
Lillian Specker Ghosts of Colonies Past: Spectrality and Haunting in 21st Century Algerian Francophone Literature Jane Hiddleston St Antony's 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 »
McNeil Taylor Vital Landscapes and Radical Passivity in Contemporary Slow Cinema Nikolaj Lübecker St John's more »

German

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Jonas Bozenhard Queen's more »
Anna Branford Marian lyric in late medieval urban centres in France and Germany more »
Sophia Buck Moscow – Berlin – Paris: Walter Benjamin's Transnational Spaces of Comparison Carolin Duttlinger, Ben Morgan more »
Niamh Burns Disinterest, detachment and engagement in the mysticism and social ontology of Gerda Walther (1897–1977) Ben Morgan New more »
Shivani Chauhan A critical analysis of mnemonic frameworks and literary devices in selected family narratives by women writers from Central and Eastern Europe Karen Leeder St Anne's more »
Natascha Domeisen Jesus 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 Building on Bildung in the 20th century – individual and institutional learning in Wittgenstein and Hesse Ben Morgan Worcester more »
Lucas Eigel Bucolic poetry around 1900 in Germany and France Charlie Louth Merton more »
Sarah Fengler Jesus more »
Carolin Gluchowski New 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 »
Alexandra Hertlein St Catherine's more »
Gesa Jessen Nature after Romanticism. Literary Explorations of the Natural World in the Works of Heine, Lenau, Droste-Hülshoff Ritchie Robertson Wolfson more »
Oliver Jones Die Fähigkeit zu trauern? Memory of War Experience and Totalitarianism in the work of Vasilii Grossman and Heinrich Böll Polly Jones, Carolin Duttlinger University more »
Luise Morawetz Hertford more »
Aoife Ní Chroidheáin Stasi and Samizdat: From Infiltration to Infiltration Art Karen Leeder St Hugh's more »
Andreas Schmid Networks of Knowledge in Dadaism Carolin Duttlinger Christ Church more »
Byron Spring Thomas Bernhard and World Literature Ben Morgan Brasenose more »
Florian Stocker 'Da fügte es der Himmel oder der Zufall' - Religiöses Wissen bei Adalbert Stifter Ritchie Robertson Queen's more »
Mai-Britt Wiechmann The Printers' Influence: Publishing, Piety and the Passion of Christ in Lübeck around 1500 Henrike Lähnemann Somerville more »

Italian

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Roberto Binetti Voices from a minor literature. Italian women's poetry (1968-1982) Emanuela Tandello, Nicola Gardini St Anne's more »
Olmo Calzolari Evolution and disease in Leopardi and Svevo Emanuela Tandello, Giuseppe Stellardi Keble more »
Lucandrea Campanelli Il Cammin di Nostra Lingua: Ruggero Bonghi and the Italian Language Emanuela Tandello, Guido Bonsaver Christ Church more »
Frances Clemente Pembroke more »
Emily Di Dodo A critical edition of the medieval Castilian translation of Boccaccio's 'Decameron' Juan-Carlos Conde 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 »
Francesco Feriozzi The Reception of Troubadour Poetry in 16th-Century Italy: from The Questione della Lingua to Giammaria Barbieri’s Arte del Rimare Simon Gilson St Catherine's 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 »
Lachlan Hughes Traditions of Sung Vernacular Lyric in Medieval Italy and Their Relationship to Dante’s Commedia Francesca Southerden, Elizabeth Eva Leach Merton 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 »
Luca Mazzocchi On Carlo Emilio Gadda's «L'Adalgisa - Disegni milanesi» Giuseppe Stellardi Exeter more »
Hannah McIntyre Leonora Carrington and Goliarda Sapienza: Anarchic Bodies, 20th century literature in Italian, English and French. Giuseppe Stellardi, Laura Marcus Pembroke 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 »
Alice Parrinello St Cross more »
Elena Sorochina "Field: Enlightenment studies Research proposal title:Representation and Omission: fantasy and the unrepresentable in French sylph narratives" more »
Valentina Tibaldo Voice, alterity, and dialogue: the spoken language in Caproni's and Sereni’s poetry Emanuela Tandello St Hugh's more »
Alessandro Zammataro Wolfson more »

Modern Greek

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Trisevgeni Bilia New more »
Vasileios Mitsikakos St Cross more »
Giulia Maria Paoletti 'The Multifarious Muse: Two Palaeologan Collections of Paraenetic Chapters'. Marc Lauxtermann Exeter more »
Alice Parrinello St Cross more »
Alberto Ravani Edition and commentary of John Tzetzes' Allegories of the Iliad Marc Lauxtermann Exeter more »
Claudio Russello The missing faces of Greek Modernism - Questioning the modernist movement(s) in Greece Dimitris Papanikolaou Merton more »
Pany Xenophontos Visuality and the visual arts in the works of Joseph Brodsky Andrei Zorin St Anne's more »

Other Slavonic

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Constanța Burlacu Understanding the Establishment of Romanian as Church Language in the 16th-17th Centuries on the Basis of Two Case Studies: Psalter and Apostolos Texts Martin Maiden, Ralph Cleminson Merton more »
Olga Grochowska Lady Margaret Hall more »
Aleksandra Majak Comparative research between the Polish and English poetry of the 1960s with emphasis on poetic borrowing, translation studies, and poetic sequence , Jan Fellerer, , Hannah Sullivan New more »

Portuguese

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Rafael Esteves Martins Santa Rita Durão and the Brazilian Colonial Epic Professor Phillip Rothwell St Peter's more »
Olivia Glaze Gender and the Embodiment of Trauma in Post-Imperial Portuguese Women’s Writing Claudia Pazos Alonso Wadham more »
Katarzyna Jaroszewicz Brasenose more »
Georgia Nasseh 'Banza-o o léxico, o patuá?': Translating Multilingualism in the Work of José Luandino Vieira Professor Phillip Rothwell Wadham more »
Catriona Parry Lincoln more »
Tom Stennett António Quadros and His Alter Egos Professor Phillip Rothwell St Anne's more »
Andrzej Stuart-Thompson Feminist Anti-Epic Poetry & the Portuguese Canon: Gendered Bodies, Rhizomatic Reimaginings, Queer Spectres, & Marginal Utopias from the 1960s to the Present Day Claudia Pazos Alonso Lincoln 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 »
Sophia Buck Moscow – Berlin – Paris: Walter Benjamin's Transnational Spaces of Comparison Carolin Duttlinger, Ben Morgan more »
Peter Budrin From Resurrection to Rehabilitation: Laurence Sterne and Soviet Russia 1918-1941 Andrei Zorin Lady Margaret Hall more »
Constanța Burlacu Understanding the Establishment of Romanian as Church Language in the 16th-17th Centuries on the Basis of Two Case Studies: Psalter and Apostolos Texts Martin Maiden, Ralph Cleminson Merton more »
Margaret Frainier The Russian Opera Libretto as Preached and Practiced in the 19th Century Philip Ross Bullock Merton more »
Andrei Gross Ethics and poetics of the Dissident Self: the life and writings of Alexander Esenin-Vol'pin Andrei Zorin St Antony's more »
Oliver Jones Die Fähigkeit zu trauern? Memory of War Experience and Totalitarianism in the work of Vasilii Grossman and Heinrich Böll Polly Jones, Carolin Duttlinger University more »
Abigail Karas On Top of the City: Roofing, rights to space and the fight for St Petersburg’s panoramas more »
Andrey Levitskiy Reformation Interrupted: Renovationist Movement in the Russian Orthodox Church (1917-1929) Julie Curtis, Professor Stephen Smith Balliol more »
Victoria Musvik Perestroika as a Memory Hole: Selective Amnesia and the Affective Revival of the Perestroika Years and the Early Nineties in Russia Catriona Kelly Pembroke more »
Katherine New Mythopoesis in Neoclassical 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 »
Elena Racheva War Without Peace. The Discourse of Violence in Recent Russian History Catriona Kelly New more »
Olga Smolyak The Social Construction of Domestic Space in the Brezhnev Era (1964-1982) Catriona Kelly Brasenose more »
Alex Trustrum Thomas Experimentation in contemporary Russian theatre since 2010 Julie Curtis University more »
Pany Xenophontos Visuality and the visual arts 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 »
Maria Czepiel Classical Allusion and the Syncresis of Pagan and Biblical Letters in Benito Arias Montano's 'Humanae Salutis Monumenta' Jonathan Thacker Lincoln more »
Jacobo De Camps Mora Walter Benjamin and the Spanish Baroque Jonathan Thacker, Ben Morgan more »
Rebecca De Souza Medievalism and literary afterlives: a diachronic study of Los siete infantes de Lara Geraldine Hazbun Hertford more »
Emily Di Dodo A critical edition of the medieval Castilian translation of Boccaccio's 'Decameron' Juan-Carlos Conde 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 »
Minying Huang Tradition as Process in Twentieth-Century Latin American Arab Poetry Ben Bollig, Mohamed-Salah Omri St John's more »
Katarzyna Jaroszewicz Brasenose more »
Hannie Lawlor Steadying the Seesaw? Renegotiating Relationality in Contemporary French and Spanish Women's Life-Writing Marie-Chantal Killeen, Daniela Omlor Wolfson 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 »
Michael F. Peters Jr. Juan-Carlos Conde, María Morrás, Mar Jesus more »
Marina Popea Literary Translation in Mexican Cultural Magazines: From Modernismo to the Avant-Garde (1894-1932) Maria Blanco Lincoln 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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