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Doctoral theses

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Name Title Supervisor(s)
Hazel Blair The Cult of Robert of Knaresborough and the Trinitarian Order in Late Medieval England Prof. Denis Renevey.
James Dawson David Foster Wallace and Alienation. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik.
Kader Hegedüs Donne's narrative of space: geographical, astronomical and spatial dimensions of John Donne's poetry. Dr Kirsten Stirling.
Cécile Heim Denaturalizing the Law: Sexual Violence, Race and the Land in Native American Crime Fiction's Negotiation of Justice and the Law Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik and Prof. Valerie Cossy.
Vincent Laughery TBD Prof. Kevin Curran.
Philip Lindholm Synaesthesia in Literature of the Romantic Period. Prof. Rachel Falconer.
Juliette Loesch Dancing between Languages and Art Forms. The Transcreative Dynamics of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé from the Page to the Stage. Prof. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.
Audrey Loetscher Environmental Policy and National Identity: A Contemporary Genealogy of the US’s Culture of Unsustainability​. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik and Prof. Christian Arnsperger (Faculty of Geosciences and Environment​).
Camille Marshall Playing and Doubting the Godhead in the Towneley Scriptural Plays. Prof. Denis Renevey.
Rachel Nisbet Navigating Doubled Terrain: Reading Rivers to Connect Literary and Geological Texts. Prof. Rachel Falconer.
Tino Oudesluijs Language Variation and Change in Coventry (c. 1400-1700). Prof. Anita Auer.
Sonia Pernet Divine Aqueducts: Fluid Imagery in the Sermons of John Donne. Dr Kirsten Stirling.
Andrew Reilly Representations of Space and Cultural Practices in Seventeenth-Century London Comedies. Prof. Kevin Curran.
Alesia Rochat US President 2.0 or How Netizens Remix and Redefine Politics: from Abstract Pre-Election Discourse to Its Concrete Textual Organization. Prof. Anita Auer.
Shruti Tyagi Domesticity and Interiority in the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. Boris Vejdovsky.
Marie Emilie Walz When The Faerie Queene Enters The Bloody Chamber: Comparing Edmund Spenser's and Angela Carter's Fiction. Prof. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.
Najat Zein English in the expanding circle: the case of Morocco. Prof. Jürg Schwyter.


Name Title Supervisor(s) & Year Completed
Johan Berström-Allen Communities of the Common Word: The Vernacular Literary & Bibliographic Activities of the Carmelite Order in Medieval England. Prof. Denis Renevey, 2017.
Diana Denissen The  Anchoress Transformed: Late Medieval Religiosity in a Middle English Compilation Culture. Prof. Denis Renevey, 2017.
Roxane Hughes Foot-Binding in Chinese American Literature. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik, 2017.
Isis Giraldo Contemporary Fantasies of the Colombian Nation: Beauty, Citizenship, and Sex. Prof. Valérie Cossy and Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik, 2017.
Ashley Riggs Thrice Upon a Time: Feminist Fairy-Tale Rewritings by Angela Carter and Emma Donoghue, and Their French Translations. Prof. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Prof. Lance Hewson (ETI, Uni. Genève), 2014.
Joanne Chassot Ghosts in Contemporary African Diasporic Literature: Re-visioning History, Memory and Identity. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik, 2013.
Juliette Vuille Holy Harlots: Authority, Gender, and the Body in Medieval English Hagiography Prof. Denis Renevey, 2013.
Alexandre Fachard A critical edition of Joseph Conrad's "Because of the dollars" (Within the Tides, 1915). Neil Forsyth, 2009.
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