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 »
Clara Baudet Grand Tourists and Marginal Figures in Early Romantic Naples Jesus more »
Joseph Begley Memory and trauma: Representations of the French Revolution in the 19th-century novel Andrew Counter New more »
Rachel Benoit A symbiotic reading of Flaubert and Faulkner Carole J. A. Bourne-Taylor Brasenose more »
Irina Boeru St Hilda's 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 »
Zana Chaka Myth and Allegory in the Works of Albert Camus and Ismail Kadare Toby Garfitt Pembroke more »
Lo-Ching Chow Comparative Analysis of the Ideology of Insanity in 20th and 21st-Century Postcolonial Societies Jane Hiddleston St Catherine's more »
Sebastian Dows-Miller 'What's in a Manuscript?' : Towards a codicological and textual analysis of the dit manuscript BnF fr. 24432 Daron Burrows St Hilda'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 »
Anna Glieden Representation and Perception of Sculptures in French Eighteenth-Century Literature Catriona Seth Oriel 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 »
Alice Hawkins Feminine Subjectivity and Virtue in Medieval Romance: the cases of Guinevere and Iseut Sophie Marnette St Hilda's more »
Rachel Hindmarsh Medicine, Time, and Narrative in Rabelais Trinity more »
Nicola Holt What can literature do that philosophy can’t? Entering the hybrid worlds of Simone de Beauvoir and Iris Murdoch Christina Howells, Simon Kemp Wolfson more »
Michelle Chunhan Hsu Gender and Empire in Turn-of-the-Century French Literature on China Jennifer Yee Wadham more »
Aaron Gabriel 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 Memory, materiality, and metis in Huguenot refugee escape tales Wes Williams, Katherine Ibbett Queen's more »
Liam Johnston-McCondach Roland Barthes and the German Stage Barry Murnane, Ian Maclachlan New more »
Simon Kerr The ‘enveloppe close’: Reading minds in Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu Jennifer Yee Keble 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 »
Robert Ley Representations of consumption from medieval chansons to geste to François Rabelais Raphaële Garrod, Sophie Marnette Magdalen more »
Eleanor Lischka Proust and poetry: lyric subjectivity and poetic voice in the work of Marcel Proust more »
Micah Mackay 'Make We Ioye Nowe in this Fest': 'Reading' Performance and Orality in Late Medieval Carols Helen Swift, Marion Turner Balliol more »
Marie Martine 'The Woman Pays': Tragic Female Destinies in Naturalist Novels Barry Murnane, Jennifer Yee Hertford 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 Visualising Todorov's Hesitation in Fantastic Fiction: A Cognitive Literary Approach Tim Farrant, Emily Troscianko St Cross more »
Roger Navas i Solé The Reception of 'Don Quijote' in 19th-Century France Andrew Counter, Jonathan Thacker Trinity more »
Erin Nickalls Localized Liminality: Translation and multimodality in the work of Julien Green and Paul Bowles Patrick McGuinness, Matthew Reynolds St Anne's more »
Nathalie Oddy Presence of mind and the body's memory: cognition and consubstantiality in Montaigne's 'Essais' Wes Williams Brasenose 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 »
Hannah Scheithauer Between Multidirectionality and Perpetual Displacement: Transnational Memory Landscapes in Contemporary French and German Literature Ève Morisi, Georgina Paul Queen's more »
Rebecca Short Self-Fashioning in the Works of Louis-Antoine Caraccioli Catriona Seth St Hilda's 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 »
Dana Vuckovic Brasenose more »
Elly Walters Sinking Feelings: Water and Distress in Twenty-First-Century Francophone Women’s Writing Simon Kemp Wadham more »
Anna Wilmore Late Medieval Marian Lyric in Urban Spaces: the Poetry of the Puys and the Singschule Almut Suerbaum, Helen Swift St Anne's more »
Jingyan Zhang St Peter's more »

German

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Sophia Buck Moscow – Berlin – Paris: Walter Benjamin's Transnational Spaces of Comparison Carolin Duttlinger, Ben Morgan more »
Niamh Burns Rethinking the language of modernism with Gerda Walther (1897–1977): mysticism, philosophy, art 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 »
Mareike Sophie Drünkler Weeklies, Women and the Will to Reform – Alternative Forms of Female Participation in the German Enlightenment Barry Murnane, Avi Lifschitz Balliol 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 European Old Testament Tragedies in the Age of Enlightenment Katrin Kohl Jesus more »
Sophie Forst Enlightenment Enlightened: Philosophical and Literary Reflections on Moral and Social Progress in the Eighteenth Century Barry Murnane, Christoph Schmitt-Maass Balliol 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 »
Liam Johnston-McCondach Roland Barthes and the German Stage Barry Murnane, Ian Maclachlan New 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 »
Marie Martine 'The Woman Pays': Tragic Female Destinies in Naturalist Novels Barry Murnane, Jennifer Yee Hertford more »
Luise Morawetz The Glosses of the Murbach Hymns. A Study on Syntax and Language Use in Old High German Henrike Lähnemann Hertford more »
Aoife Ní Chroidheáin Stasi and Samizdat: From Infiltration to Infiltration Art Karen Leeder St Hugh's more »
Isabel Parkinson English translations of 20th-century women-authored consciousness narratives. Georgina Paul St Hugh's more »
Hannah Scheithauer Between Multidirectionality and Perpetual Displacement: Transnational Memory Landscapes in Contemporary French and German Literature Ève Morisi, Georgina Paul Queen's more »
Andreas Schmid Avant-Garde and Anthropology Carolin Duttlinger Christ Church more »
Mai-Britt Wiechmann The Printers' Influence: Publishing, Piety and the Passion of Christ in Lübeck around 1500 Henrike Lähnemann Somerville more »
Anna Wilmore Late Medieval Marian Lyric in Urban Spaces: the Poetry of the Puys and the Singschule Almut Suerbaum, Helen Swift St Anne's 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 Life and Disease in Leopardi and Svevo Emanuela Tandello, Giuseppe Stellardi Keble more »
Peerawat Chiaranunt Creation in Dante's Oeuvre Simon Gilson Jesus more »
Frances Clemente The ecstatic dis-order: cultural and literary perspectives on post-Unification Italy (1861-1914) Giuseppe Stellardi, Emanuela Tandello Pembroke more »
Emily Di Dodo A critical edition of the medieval Castilian translation of Boccaccio's 'Decameron' Magdalen more »
Caroline Dormor Dante's Ante-Purgatory Francesca Southerden, Simon Gilson Balliol 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 Dante and Traditions of Vernacular Song Francesca Southerden, Elizabeth Eva Leach Merton more »
Joseph Kelly Fascism for Export: Radio and Italian Fascist Transnationalism (1932-1943) Guido Bonsaver Blackfriars 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 A Reading of «L'Adalgisa». For Carlo Emilio Gadda as Satirist 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 »
Alice Parrinello Queering the South: A Case Study on Emma Dante Dimitris Papanikolaou, Alberica Bazzoni, Guido Bonsaver 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 »
Billie Mitsikakos Cavafy on the Road: Becoming Myth and Queer History in the Present Dimitris Papanikolaou Merton more »
Alice Parrinello Queering the South: A Case Study on Emma Dante Dimitris Papanikolaou, Alberica Bazzoni, Guido Bonsaver St Cross more »
Alberto Ravani John Tzetzes' Allegories of the Iliad: introduction and partial edition Marc Lauxtermann Exeter more »
Claudio Russello Greek Literature of the 1960s - A Case of Metamodernism 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 »
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 »

Polish

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Olga Grochowska The Vanished Others: Narrating Poland’s Pre-Second World War Multi-Ethnicity in Contemporary Polish Prose Jan Fellerer Lady Margaret Hall more »
Ola Sidorkiewicz Forgotten Modernists and Cosmopolitan Poles in Mid-Century Europe Karolina Watroba, Jan Fellerer St Hugh's more »

Portuguese

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Vinicius Brunette St Cross more »
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 »
Lingchen Huang St Cross 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 »
Andrzej Stuart-Thompson Complicating Epic and the Portuguese Canon: women's poetry and national identity from the 1960s to the present day Claudia Pazos Alonso Lincoln more »

Russian

Name Research Topic Supervisor College
Sophia Buck Moscow – Berlin – Paris: Walter Benjamin's Transnational Spaces of Comparison Carolin Duttlinger, Ben Morgan 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 »
Charlotte Dowling Bisexuality in the Post-Soviet Russian Cultural Imagination Philip Ross Bullock, Dan Healey Wadham 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 Pembroke more »
Irina Pavlova 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 New more »
Jake Robertson Professional Theater in the Soviet Gulag Polly Jones, Dan Healey (History) University more »
Olga Smolyak The Social Construction of Domestic Space in the Brezhnev Era (1964-1982) Brasenose 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
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 In Defence of Aesthetic Attachment: A Response to Walter Benjamin's Critique of Calderón de la Barca Jonathan Thacker, Ben Morgan more »
Emily Di Dodo A critical edition of the medieval Castilian translation of Boccaccio's 'Decameron' Magdalen 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 »
Katerina Levinson Immaculacy Iconography in Calderón's Autos Sacramentales Alice Brooke Wolfson more »
Andrés Libertun Perceiving Literary Influence in the Works of Juan José Saer Ben Bollig, Guadalupe Gerardi Lincoln more »
Roger Navas i Solé The Reception of 'Don Quijote' in 19th-Century France Andrew Counter, Jonathan Thacker Trinity more »
Mary Katherine Newman Colonial Spanish American literature and historiography Imogen Choi Trinity more »
Eduardo Paredes Ocampo Performance studies/ Comparative Literature/ Calderón and La vida es sueño Jonathan Thacker, Emma Josephine Smith Wolfson more »
Michael F. Peters Jr. María Morrás, Mar Jesus more »
Marina Popea Literary Translation in Mexican Cultural Magazines: From Modernismo to the Avant-Garde (1894-1931) 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 »
Arthur Wotton Christ Church more »
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