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Literature Postgraduate Research Students

Literature Postgraduate Research Students

View the profiles of our current literature postgraduate students and learn about their research projects.

Current students

Abigail Hockaday

Doctoral Student in Literature - Abigail’s thesis is entitled ‘A Woman’s Touch: Gender, Affect & The Computer in Twentieth-Century British Science Fiction (1939-1960)’.

Alex Collinson

Doctoral Student in Literature - Alex’s thesis is entitled ‘The Sex Workers' Revolution: Prostitution, Feminism and 'Authentic' Virtue in Women's Writing of the 1790s’

Alice Robinson

Doctoral Student in Literature - Alice’s thesis is entitled ‘'The Vigorous Awakening Spring in That Divinest Climate': Ancient Rome in Percy Shelley's Writing’.

Amelia Joicey

Doctoral Student in Theatre Studies - Amelia’s thesis is entitled ‘Glitter and Glue: Examining the Role of Young People’s Participation at Northern Stage, 1967-2017’.

Andrew Latimer

Doctoral Student in Theatre Studies - Andrew’s thesis is entitled ‘Beyond 'Geordie-rama': Theatre and Performance in North East England, 2017-18’.

Anvita Agrawal

Doctoral Student in Literature - Anvita’s thesis is entitled ‘Cosmopolitan Memory in the World War One Literature of India and Britain’.

Bethany McDonald Shepherd

Doctoral Student in Literature - Bethany’s thesis is entitled ‘Examining and Testing Impact Frameworks in Feminist Theatre for Social Change’.

Caroline Rae

Doctoral Student in Literature - Caroline’s thesis is entitled ‘Uncanny Water: Entangled Bodies of Water in Fictions of the Northern Atlantic Littoral’.

Chiara Pellegrini Giampietro

Doctoral Student in Literature - Chiara’s thesis is entitled ‘Trans Forms: Gender-variant Subjectivity and First-person Narration’.

Dafydd Sinden

Doctoral Student in Literature - Dafydd’s thesis is entitled ‘Forms of Attention during the British Poetry Revival, 1968-1995’.

David O’Hanlon-Alexandra

Doctoral Student in Literature - David’s thesis is entitled ‘Romantic Poet-Critics and the Uses of Genre, 1798-1821’

Eleni Zapra

Doctoral Student in Literature - Eleni’s thesis is entitled ‘Singlehood and the Female Gothic in the Fiction of Kate O’Brien, Barbara Pym, and Antonia White’.

Evie Jeffrey

Doctoral Student in Literature - Evie’s thesis is entitled ‘Accessories to Murder: Objects and Things in the Novels of Agatha Christie’.

Genevieve Johnson-Smith

Doctoral Student in Literature - Genevieve’s thesis is entitled ‘Native Ground. Moses Roper, Fugitive Abolitionist; Emancipatory Activism, Anti-slavery Radicalism and Print Culture in Wales’.

Grainne O’Hare

Doctoral Student in Literature - Grainne’s thesis is entitled ‘Methodist Women in Print 1730-1810’.

Helen King

Doctoral Student in Literature - Helen’s thesis is entitled ‘‘We are the gift of life’: The Political Potential of Childhood Reading in the Work of Beverley Naidoo’.

Juliana Beykirch

Doctoral Student in Literature - Juliana’s thesis is entitled ‘Performing ‘Monstrosity’ on the British Stage, 1630-1740’.

Katheryn Thompson

Doctoral Student in Literature - Katheryn’s thesis is entitled ‘Reciprocity in Marriage Negotiations on the Early Modern Stage’.

Lucy Stone

Doctoral Student in Literature - Lucy’s thesis is entitled ‘Childhood Exile Drawn and Redrawn: Judith Kerr's and Tomi Ungerer's Written and Pictorial Texts from and about the Nazi Era’.

Mabel Mundy

Doctoral Student in Literature - Mabel’s thesis is entitled ‘Queer Reading Processes: Women Readers and Female Homoeroticism in Renaissance Romance’.

Margaret Gray

Doctoral Student in Literature - Margaret’s thesis is entitled ‘The Political Economy of Material Objects: An Analysis of Commerce, Craftsmanship, and Nationhood in Victorian Women’s Travel Writing 1844-1899’.

Oskar Gordon

Doctoral Student in Literature - Oskar’s thesis is entitled ‘Irish Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Ethnography and Transatlantic Literary Culture’.

Phyllis Ramage

Doctoral Student in Literature - Phyllis’s thesis is entitled ‘Neocolonialist Ideologies in Late 20th and Early 21st Century Children's Fiction on Africa’.

Rebecca Jane Francis

Doctoral Student in Literature - Rebecca’s thesis is entitled ‘Reading Children: Popular Print for Children 1799-1890’.

Rebecca Latcham-Ford

Doctoral Student in Literature - Rebecca’s thesis is entitled ‘Travelling to Italy: Italy in the Anglophone Imagination’.

Sami Almutairi

Doctoral Student in Literature - Sami’s thesis is entitled ‘Invisible Protestors: Neo-Orientalist Depictions of the Arab Spring Revolutions in English Narrative’.

Sarah France

Doctoral Student in Literature - Sarah’s thesis is entitled ‘Before the End: Anticipating and Narrating Extinction in 21st-Century American Fiction’.