PhD theses

| In progress | Completed

Here is a list of ongoing and completed doctoral projects being conducted by our doctoral students. They are encouraged to publish their research already at this stage in their career in peer-reviewed journals and collected volumes.


Name Title Supervisor(s) & Year Completed
Loesch, Juliette The Transcreative Dynamics of Oscar Wilde's Salomé from the Page to the Stage - Les dynamiques transcréatives dans Salomé d'Oscar Wilde, de la page à la scène Prof. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, 2023
Saunier Sonia Divine Aqueducts: Fluid Imagery and the Body in the Sermons of John Donne Prof. Kirsten Anne Stirling, 2022
Laughery Vincent Metaphor and Ethical Agency in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: A deconstructive Perspective Prof. Kevin Curran, 2022
Reilly Andy William Shakespeare's Hamlet in Publication and Performance, 1709-1735 Prof. Kevin Curran, 2022
Casulli Florence "If my books can help children become readers": Intertextuality, Metafictionality and Iconotextuality in Roald Dahl's Children's Books Co-tutelle avec Emmanuel Vernadakis, CIRPaLL, Université d'Angers and Prof. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, 2022
Heim Cécile Representing and Resisting Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls through the Rougarou, Deer Woman, the Windigo, and B'gwus. Prof. Valérie Cossy and Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, 2022
Marshall Camille Playing, Seeing and Doubting the Godhead in the Sixteenth-Century Towneley Collection of Biblical Plays. Prof. Denis Renevey, 2019.
Oudesluijs Tino Language Variation and Change in Coventry (c. 1400-1700). Prof. Anita Auer, 2019
Rochat Alessia US President 2.0 or How Netizens Remix and Redefine Politics: from Abstract Pre-Election Discourse to Its Concrete Textual Organization. Prof. Anita Auer, 2019
Walz Marie Emilie Reading Spells Backwards: Allegories of Violence and Love in Edmund Spenser’s and Angela Carter’s Fairy-Tale and Speculative Fiction Prof. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, 2018.
Nisbet Rachel Navigating Doubled Terrain: Reading Rivers to Connect Literary and Geological Texts. Prof. Rachel Falconer, 2018.
Lindholm Philip Synaesthesia in Literature of the Romantic Period. Prof. Rachel Falconer, 2018.
Berström-Allen Johan Communities of the Common Word: The Vernacular Literary & Bibliographic Activities of the Carmelite Order in Medieval England. Prof. Denis Renevey, 2017.
Denissen Diana The  Anchoress Transformed: Late Medieval Religiosity in a Middle English Compilation Culture. Prof. Denis Renevey, 2017.
Hughes Roxane Foot-Binding in Chinese American Literature. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik, 2017.
Giraldo Isis Contemporary Fantasies of the Colombian Nation: Beauty, Citizenship, and Sex. Prof. Valérie Cossy and Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik, 2017.
Riggs Ashley 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.
Chassot Joanne Ghosts in Contemporary African Diasporic Literature: Re-visioning History, Memory and Identity. Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik, 2013.
Vuille Juliette Holy Harlots: Authority, Gender, and the Body in Medieval English Hagiography Prof. Denis Renevey, 2013.
Fachard Alexandre A critical edition of Joseph Conrad's "Because of the dollars" (Within the Tides, 1915). Prof. Neil Forsyth, 2009.
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