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PhD Supervision - Areas of Interest

  • Charlotte Baker

    Charlotte Baker

    I welcome doctoral proposals which engage with aspects of the following : Twentieth century French literature; Francophone African fictional writing; postcolonial theory; the body and identity; representations of marginalised and stigmatised groups in Africa; representations of disability; representations of madness and monstrosity. Proposals may take a comparative or interdisciplinary approach, or may focus on the literature of particular countries.
  • Rebecca Braun

    Rebecca Braun

    I welcome proposals in all areas of 20th and 21st century German literature and culture, and am also interested in supervising comparative projects that deal with issues of authorship and celebrity, the relationship between the media and the culture industry, and questions surrounding the transmission and reception of culture in the contemporary world.
  • Robert Crawshaw

    Robert Crawshaw

    I would be interested in supervising doctoral students in the following areas Intercultural Narratives: literature, writing, history, identity, migration and social change for additional information on my research profile, please refer to the following Research Projects and Centres with which I am directly involved - currently or in the recent past: as initiator, director and/or member of the research team.
  • Allyson Fiddler

    Allyson Fiddler

    Contemporary German Cultural and Literary Studies, including film studies, single-author/playwright/film-maker studies, women's studies, and especially interested in Austrian Studies
  • Cornelia Gräbner

    Cornelia Gräbner

    performance poetry; literature, social movements and the public sphere; comparative literary studies; contemporary Latin American literature Proposals may take a comparative approach or may focus on the literature of particular countries.
  • Birgit Smith

    Birgit Smith

    I am currently co-supervising a student working on the cultural impact of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the English and German-speaking world.

    Amit Thakkar

    Spanish and Latin American Literature and Film (masculinities, violence, irony,postcolonial theory, revolution).
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