You are hereUNIL > Department of English > PhD > Doctoral theses

Doctoral theses

In progress | Completed

In progress

  • Johan Bergström-Allen, Communities of the Common Word: the Vernacular Literary & Bibliographic Activities of the Carmelite Order in Medieval England. Dir. Prof. Denis Renevey.
  • James Dawson, David Foster Wallace and Alienation. Dir. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik.
  • Diana Denissen, The  Anchoress  Transformed: Late  Medieval Religiosity  in  a Middle  English Compilation  Culture. Dir. Prof. Denis Renevey.
  • Isis Giraldo, 'Brave New Women': Gender configurations in contemporary Colombian television. Dir. Prof. Valérie Cossy and Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik.
  • Cécile Heim, Native American Crime Fiction. Dir. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik.
  • Philip Lindholm, Synaesthesia in Literature of the Romantic Period. Dir. Prof. Rachel Falconer.
  • Camille Marshall, Dissent and Meekness in Performance: Coveying (Dis)Obedience in the Late Medieval English Drama. Dir. Prof. Denis Renevey.
  • Roxane Merot, Foot-Binding in Chinese American Literature. Dir. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik.
  • Magali Monnier, La dimension métapoétique dans les contes de fées de Mme d’Aulnoy et d’Angela Carter : étude comparative. Dir. Prof. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Prof. Ute Heidmann (CLE, UNIL) (comparative literature).
  • Rachel Nisbet, Navigating Doubled Terrain: Reading Rivers to Connect Literary and Geological Texts. Dir. Prof. Rachel Falconer.
  • Tino Oudesluijs, Language Variation and Change in Coventry (c. 1400-1700). Dir. Prof. Anita Auer.
  • Alesia Rochat, Intertextuality as a text-constituting mechanism of Facebook posts in political discourse. Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Shruti Tyagi, Domesticity and Interiority in the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Francois Tine, Trauma and the Gothic in Toni Morrison. Dir. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik.
  • Marie Emilie Walz, When The Faerie Queene Enters The Bloody Chamber: Comparing Edmund Spenser's and Angela Carter's Fiction. Dir. Prof. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.
  • Najat Zein, English in the expanding circle: the case of Morocco. Dir. Prof. Jürg Schwyter.




  • Alexandre Fachard, A critical edition of Joseph Conrad's "Because of the dollars" (Within the Tides, 1915). Dir. Neil Forsyth, 2009.
  • Juliette Vuille, Holy Harlots: Authority, Gender, and the Body in Medieval English Hagiography. Dir. Prof. Denis Renevey, 2013.
  • Joanne Chassot, Ghosts in Contemporary African Diasporic Literature: Re-visioning History, Memory and Identity. Dir. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik, 2013.
  • Ashley Riggs, Thrice Upon a Time: Feminist Fairy-Tale Rewritings by Angela Carter and Emma Donoghue, and Their French Translations. Dir. Prof. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Prof. Lance Hewson (ETI, Uni. Genève), 2014.



 inside this site:
Offices #5065-70 - Anthropole - CH-1015 Lausanne  -  Tel. +41 21 692 29 13  -  Fax +41 21 692 29 35
Swiss University