Current PhD Students

Here you can find details of our current enrolled PhD students and their projects.


Rees Arnott Davies

Romantic Assemblages: Ekphrasis, Reproducibility, and the Coming of the Museum. Supervised by Luisa Calè

Leire Barrera-Medrano

Spain and British Decadence, 1880-1910. Supervised by Dr Ana Parejo Vadillo

Beatrice Bazell

The Wrist, the Neck and the Waist: Articulations of Female Sexuality in Mid-Victorian Culture. Supervised by Professor Hilary Fraser

Marianne Brooker

Romantic Collections and the Materials of Method. Supervised by Luisa Calè

Emma Curry

Objects and Body Parts: Supporting Characters in the work of Dickens. Supervised by Nicola Bown

Sasha Dovzhyk

The Reception of Aubrey Beardsley in Russia. Supervised by Dr Ana Parejo Vadillo

Emily Fergus

“Goblinlike, Fantastic”: Little People and the Deep Past in Fin de Siecle Fiction. Supervised by Dr Carolyn Burdett

Robyn Jakeman

Words-in-Freedom: Italian Futurism and the Development of Literary Modernism. Supervised by Dr Ana Parejo-Vadillo

Flore Janssen

`A Place in the Domain of Realism’: Representations of working-class agency and solidarity in the industrial fiction of Elizabeth Gaskell, Margaret Harkness and Clementina Black. Supervised by Dr Ana Parejo-Vadillo

Wendy Jones

Mrs Birkbeck’s Album: Textual Identity and Literary Community. Supervised by Luisa Calè

James Lesslie

Romantic Women Writers’ Encounters with Wilderness. Supervised by Luisa Calè

Tabitha McIntosh

White Rascals and Black Mischief in Post-Revolutionary Haiti. Supervised by Luisa Calè and Emily Senior

James Machin

Weird Fiction – Poe to Lovecraft. Supervised by Roger Luckhurst

Philip March

W. T. Stead: New Journalism, Evangelical Non-Conformity, and Secular Faith. Supervised by Dr Carolyn Burdett

Teal Martz

Representing the Vegetarian in Literature from Darwin to the Great War.Supervised by Dr Carolyn Burdett

Susie Paskins

The Search for Enlightenment: Kipling and the British Discovery of Buddhism. Supervised by Dr Carolyn Burdett

Helen-Frances Pilkington 

Travel narratives: rhetoric, form and visual culture in Britain in the Romantic period. Supervised by Dr Emily Senior, Dr Ana Parejo-Vadillo and Dr David McAllister

Lili Sarnyai

Sleeping Beauties: The Dormant Female Body in European Fairy Tale and Medicine, c. 1630-1820. Supervised by Professor Marina Warner.

Leonie Shanks

‘Culture, that amorphous bundle’: Dorothy Richardson’s Correspondence and Modernist Networks. Supervised by Dr Jo Winning

Alexis Wolf

The Life Writing of Katherine and Martha Wilmot: A Study of Self-Education, Agency and International Exploration in Women’s Travel Narratives, 1801-1808. Supervised by Luisa Calè and Emily Senior

Yesim Yeminici

George Eliot and Embodiment. Supervised by Dr Carolyn Burdett



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