Search for a Supervisor

We warmly welcome any enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research (MPhil/PhD). We normally require you to have an MA or equivalent qualification. Direct applications are welcomed in any of the following areas.

Dr Charlotte Baker is happy to discuss PhD proposals relating to Francophone and Anglophone African literature, and/or 20th century French literature. She is also interested in the intersections between the arts and human rights. Charlotte particularly welcomes projects taking a comparative or interdisciplinary approach.

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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, celebrity, world literature and the global literary industry, the relationship between the media and the culture industry, and questions surrounding the transmission and reception of culture in the contemporary world.

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

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- Digital culture and the effects of digitization on literature, culture, and society; experimental writing on the internet (in French or comparative approaches) - Modern and contemporary fiction (French-focused or comparative projects involving texts in English, Spanish, Italian, German, or Hungarian) - Marcel Proust - Narrative theory, especially self-reflexivity in art and literature - Interactions between literature and philosophy - Cultural theory; postmodernism and its aftermath

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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.

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Modern and contemporary literature, literary theory, creative criticism, literary and creative translation, Modernism, multilingual literature, literature and political philosophy.

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I welcome PhD proposals taking a cultural studies approach to topics relating to Chinese men and masculinities, Chinese transgender identities, Chinese gender identities and relations more broadly, Chinese feminist activism and theory, Chinese class identities and social stratification, and health and wellbeing in Chinese populations. Topics focusing specifically on China and/or on Chinese and Sinophone populations located elsewhere are welcome.

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19th and 20th French Literature and Theatre, Modern Comparative Literature, French Critical Thought, Francophone Literature (Quebec), Literary Translation, Translation Theory

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I welcome research proposals in all areas of 20th-21st century Spanish history, culture, and society. I am particularly interested in supervising projects in the fields of contemporary peninsular Spanish literature, comparative literature (with French, including the study of literary influence both within and across different languages), memory studies, trauma theory, Holocaust studies, and the philosophy of literature. I am also happy to consider projects in peninsular Spanish literature of earlier periods, including Golden Age literature and Renaissance poetry, in particular.

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I am happy to supervise PhD projects on aspects of contemporary German, North American and British literature, performance poetry, narrative, gender and feminism, speculative fiction and material social futures.

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

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