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PhD Supervision

Caroline is an experienced PhD supervisor, having worked with doctoral students on a number of projects investigating subjects such as contemporary experimental fiction, utopian literature, Marxist aesthetics, creative writing and science fiction, feminist science fiction, feminist cyberpunk, human-animal relations in the Anthropocene, and feminist dystopian narratives. To date, she has supervised 5 PhD students to completion and works regularly as an External Examiner for PhD viva voce examinations around the UK.

Caroline welcomes PhD applications on the following topics: 21st-century literature, utopian and dystopian narratives, science fiction, literary and critical theory, Western Marxism and the philosophy of the Frankfurt School. [N.B. If you are interested in undertaking a PhD on contemporary literature, please ensure that you have thought about the gender balance of your case studies before making an application. Caroline is not interested in supervising projects that have not made every reasonable effort to include women authors and thinkers.]

If you are considering applying for MPhil/PhD research in any of these areas, please get in touch with Caroline or the Admissions Tutor about your research plan before making an application.

Current PhD Students:

  • Laura Kaye, "Women and Animals in Literature of the Anthropocene," Creative Writing PhD, Co-Supervisor with Toby Litt (started 2019)
  • Eleonora Rossi, "Space, Movement and Reproduction in Contemporary Anglo-American Feminist Dystopias," English PhD, 1st Supervisor (started 2019)
  • Katie Stone, “Children are the Future: Childhood and Utopianism in Science Fiction and Its Criticism,” English PhD, 1st Supervisor (started 2017) [see Katie's research profile here]
  • Sasha Myerson, “Cities in Cyberpunk: Psychogeography, Globalisation and Literature,” English PhD, 1st Supervisor (started 2017) [see Sasha's research profile here]
  • Elizabeth Jones, “Spectacular Alienation and the Novel,” English PhD, 2nd Supervisor (started 2013)
  • Rhodri Davies, “Post- and Transhuman Spiritualities and the Singularity,” English PhD, 2nd Supervisor (started 2013)
  • Tom Dillon, “ 'What is the Exact Nature of the Catastrophe?’ New Worlds Magazine and the 1960s Counter-Culture in the UK,” English PhD, 2nd Supervisor [see Tom's research profile here]
  • Claudia Firth, “Three Moments of Crisis and The Aesthetics of Resistance,” Critical Theory PhD, 2nd Supervisor [see Claudia's research profile here]
  • Andrea Dietrich, “Resuscitating the Postmodern Subject: Existential Dynamics in the Novels of William Gibson,” English PhD, 1st supervisor (2014-2015)
  • Sara Pahor, "Conflicting Urban Futures in Contemporary British London Novels," Visiting PhD Student from the University of Padova (September 2014 - March 2015)

Completed / Graduated Students:

  • Raphael Kabo, “Imagining the End of Capitalism: Utopia and the Commons in Contemporary Literature,” English PhD, 1st Supervisor (PhD submitted in 2019, awaiting viva voce examination) [see Raphael's research profile here]
  • Daniel Barrow, “Scars of the Visible: The Politics of the Image in Contemporary Experimental Fiction,” English PhD, 1st Supervisor (PhD awarded in 2019) [see Dan's research profile here]
  • Stuart Lawson, “The Politics of Open Access,” Digital Humanities PhD, Co-Supervisor with Prof. Martin Eve (PhD awarded in 2019)
  • Jacqueline Kyte, “Literary Representations of Safety in British Fiction of the Long Decade, 1939-1950 and the Implications for Readers,” English PhD, 2nd Supervisor (PhD awarded in 2017)
  • Christos Callow, “Etherotopia: Utopian Philosophy as Literature and Practice,” Creative Writing PhD, 1st Supervisor (PhD awarded in 2014)