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Current postgraduate students studying in the School of Modern Languages


Estrella Samba Campos (esc6)
A study of Knowledge in Classical Arabic Literature: an approach through Dynamic Reading

Abdullah Eissa (aeaa)
Cultural Analysis of Phraseology in Classical Arabic Literature in al-Andalus: a Case Study of Ibn-Alkhat

Khaled Ghazel (kg47)
Post–Civil War Anglophone Lebanese fiction with a focus on the interfaces between homosexuality, masculinity and violence

Tiran Manucharyan (tm84)
‘Kings and Clowns’: the Portrayal of Political and Intellectual Leadership in Contemporary Egyptian theatre, 1967-2014

Comparative Literature

Simon Kay (smgk)
The Reception of Virgil's Aeneid in the Political, Religious and Cultural Context of 16th Century France

Bram van Leuveren (bvl)
Spectacles of Diplomacy: French Festival Culture in a European Context, c1570-c1610


Danielle Berrow (dab36)
Madame de Genlis: Environment, Citizenship, and the Nation in Post-Revolutionary France

Kirsty Boardman (klb65)
Time and epoch in contemporary French fiction

Fiona Dakin (frd2)
Translation, Adaptation, Creativity: Baudelaire as Translator / Baudelaire Translated

Anaïs Fusaro (af80)
Serge Doubrovsky, Mourning and (Self)Transformation

Carol Gilogley (cg337)
Re-writing Histories: translating French-Caribbean Literature

Lottie Pearce-Slade (cps4)
The Portrayal and Exploration of Virtue in Sixteenth-Century French Literature 


Ben Catchpole (bpc2)
First year research

Ioana Coman (ic39)
Liquid vision: Seeing blood & torture in late medieval crucifixions
Supervisors: Dr Kathryn M Rudy, Prof Bettina Bildhauer
Funded by: SGSAH AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Matthias Eck (me94)
Identity beyond Gender? De- and Reconstruction of Masculinity in Contemporary German Literature.

Rebecca Hagen (rh203)
Motifs, metaphors and memes - Native traditions in German Shakespeare translation and reception

Michelle Leese (mjl8)
The impersonal passive in German of the type Es wurde getanzt: a structural analysis

Alma Melchers (alsm)
Cinema Plays History: Modified Images of National Socialism and the Holocaust in Counterfactual Historical Films of the 21st Century


Jacopo Colombini (ic41)
Transnationalizing Lampedusa: representing migration in Italy and beyond

Eleanor Crabtree (evc2)
First year research

Carmela Pierini (cp38)
Anna Banti e la molteplicità della sua scrittura

Mattia Roveri (mr484)
Questioning the Italian Literary Writing from a Postcolonial Perspective

Letizia Vettor (lv56)
Cultural development and conceptual transformation in the myth of Eteokles and Polyneices

Elisa Walker (enw4)


Maram Alluhaybi (ma74)
Language Use: A Study of Academic Written English amongst Saudi Students in Saudi Arabia 

Samirah Aljohani (sa65)
An Aspectual Analysis of the Adjectival Passive in English: Subsective Gradience in 2nd Participles

Robert Rezetko (rcr4)
A Harmonized Text-Language Approach to the History of Castilian: A Case Study of Don Juan Manuel’s El Conde Lucanor


Parviz Jahed (pj28)
First year research

Salour Evaz Malayeri (sem25)
First year research

Farshad Sonboldel (fs58)
Marginal Pioneer Poetry between the 1920s and 1960s in Iran

Spanish and Latin America

Sergi Auladell Fauchs (saf4)
Title: The Independences of Catalonia: Articulating Political Identities in a Period of Referential Crisis (2010-2015)
Supervisors: Prof Jordi Larios and Prof Will Fowler
Funded by School of Modern Languages Scholarship. 

Karen Angella Brown (kab25)
Title: Lorca in Translation: Exploring Poetry and Marginality
Supervisors: Prof Jordi Larios and Dr Javier Letrán

Brigid Cruzado (bcc2)
Title: Historicity and horizontalidad in post-Crisis Argentine Culture
Supervisor: Dr Eleni Kefala
Funded by Santander 600 PhD Scholarship

Isabelle Gribomont (ig25)
Title: The Writings of the Subcomandante Marcos from a Literary Perspective.
Supervisors: Prof Will Fowler and Dr Eleni Kefala
Funded by Principal’s Fund

Maria Guadalupe Elias Arriaga (mgea)
Title: Mexican Women Writers (1900-1950)
Supervisor: Dr Catherine O’Leary
Funded by CONACYT Scholarship Program for Studies Abroad (Mexico).

Julia Hieske (jch23)
Title: Terry’s Travel Guidebooks to Mexico, 1909-1930.
Supervisor: Prof Will Fowler
Funded by School of Modern Languages Scholarship.

Karunika Kardak (kk63)
Title: The Historical Novel in Post-dictatorship Uruguay
Supervisors: Prof Gustavo San Román and Dr Catherine O’Leary
Funded by The State Government of Maharashtra Scholarship

Erika Madrigal Hernández (emh22)
Title: El Ateneo Mexicano and early expressions of Mexican national identity during the early national period, 1821-1855
Supervisor: Prof Will Fowler
Funded by CONACYT Scholarship Program for Studies Abroad (Mexico)

Juan José Mosquera Ramallo (jjmr2)
Title: Transcendence and The Sacred in the works of Antonio Muñoz Molina: a Different Approach to Contemporary Western Thought
Supervisors: Dr Javier Letrán (with Dr Ricardo Fernández)    


Chantal Gustaw (cjg56)
PhD Mediaeval Studies
Reading Dante and Paul in the 14th-Century

MLitt Programmes 2016-17

Albertini Laura - MLitt Italian Studies

Grotjohann Laura - MLitt German and Comparative Literature

Held Annig - MLitt German and Comparative Literature

Horst Anna - MLitt German and Comparative Literature

Idone Giulio - MLitt Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies

Massucco Maria - Master Mundus Crossways in Cultural Narratives

Moxon Aurora - MLitt Cultural Identity Studies

Pagel Anne - MLitt German and Comparative Literature

Permar Rebecca - MLitt German and Comparative Literature

Pitt-Brooke Thomas - MLitt German and Comparative Literature

Reier Viktor - MLitt Comparative Literature

Ruschemeier Verena - MLitt German and Comparative Literature

Stevenson Rhys - MLitt German and Comparative Literature

Walker Rebecca - MLitt Italian Studies

Waters Rosemary MLitt German Studies

Wolfstone Anne MLitt German and Comparative Literature

Zankovich Friederike MLitt German and Comparative Literature