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Our research students

Student nameStudent programmeSupervisor(s)Project
Norah Al-AbdallahComparative LiteratureDr John Walker

Magical Realism: A Cultural Critique of Islamic and Western Representations in Contemporary Literature.

Catherine AngersonGermanDr Alexander Weber

Literary networks and the reception of German literature in Britain, 1750-1810.

Javier ArenasIberian and Latin American Studies

Professor Carmen Fracchia

Rodrigo de Borgia's Patronage of the Arts: A Transmediterranean Project.

Dr Robert Maniura


Antonia Bedford-BrotchieGerman 

Dr Alexander Weber

The reception of Niklas von Zinzendorf in 18th century England.
Paula BestGerman

Dr Alexander Weber

The exchange of concepts of education between Germany and Britain 1800 to 1850.
Adriana Blaj-JackFrench

Dr Damian Catani

Guy de Maupassant.

Serena CeniccolaComparative LiteratureDr Marcos Centeno Martin

“We’re by-products of the mid-twentieth century”: memory, tradition, and hybridity in Japanese North American literature.

Professor Martin Eve
Leonard DalyComparative Literature

Professor Akane Kawakami

A False Paradise: Exploring the Theme of Disillusionment with the European Dream in 21 Century Literature

Dr Nathalie Wourm


Claire DaviesIberian and Latin American Studies

Dr Mari-Paz Balibrea Enriquez

A Study of the concept of home ownership within Spain from 1950s to the present day as represented within specific cultural artefacts.
Frederico DuarteIberian and Latin American Studies

Professor Luciana Martins

'Our poor, beautiful and culturally rich country': the contemporary challenge of Brazilian design.
Rosa DyerIberian and Latin American Studies

Professor Luciana Martins

Biocultural knowledge, power and poetics in South American featherwork.

Dr Laura van Broekhoven (Pitt Rivers Museum)


Michelle EnusonIberian and Latin American Studies

Professor Carmen Fracchia

Black Embodiment, Cultural Violence and the Salvation of African Slaves in Early Modern Spain.

Erica Faleiro-RodriguesIberian and Latin American Studies

Dr Luis Trindade

Spanish Research.

Claudia FigueiredoIberian and Latin American Studies

Dr Luis Trindade

The Struggle on Stage: theatre, proletarian cultures and social emancipation in Lisbon, 1890-1926.

Hilary FureyIberian and Latin American Studies

Professor Carmen Fracchia

The Formation of National Identity: Gregorio Vázquez de Arce y Ceballos (1638-1711) and the Capilla del Sagrario in Nueva Granada.

Dolores GalindoIberian and Latin American Studies

Dr John Kraniauskas

Activism and Subversion of Genre in Mexican Performance Art.

Catarina Gancho FontouraIberian and Latin American Studies 

Professor Luciana Martins

Picturing Mato Grosso, 1967-69: Expeditionary Science and Salvage Fieldwork.

Pauline HarrisFrench 

Dr Damian Catani

Raw Writing: Truth and Treachery in the Novels of Sorj Chalandon.

James HemsleyIberian and Latin American Studies 

Dr Luis Trindade

The Transition From Dictatorship To Democracy: Changes And Continuities; Causes & Consequences.

Marytka JablkowskaFrench

Dr Ann Lewis

The perception of Voltaire and Rousseau in 18c Poland.

Pritha KejriwalIberian and Latin American Studies 

Dr John Kraniauskas

An object-oriented inquiry into Pablo Neruda’s Odas Elementales.

Joao Laia

Iberian and Latin American Studies 

Dr Luis Trindade

Historicising moving image practices in Portugal.

Lesley Lavington


Dr Stephen Goddard, Oxford (external supervisor)

The treatment of certain themes from the Classical world in the work of the Parnassian poets.

Elisabeth Legl


Dr Alexander Weber

German Baroque writers and visual art.

Maria Maestre Fernandez

Iberian and Latin American Studies 

Dr John Kraniauskas

An Interdisciplinary Mapping of Roberto Bolaño's Territory: Maps, Photography, Films, and Bolaño's Mexican Novels.

Mariana Millecco

Iberian and Latin American Studies 

Professor Luciana Martins

Women at The Maias romance, a visual and cultural journey from the nineteenth century literature to the modern audio-visual.


Dr Ana Cláudia Suriani (UCL)


Andrew NashGerman

Dr Alexander Weber

Friedrich Gundolf (1880-1931) and German Baroque Literature.

Michael Aidan PopeIberian and Latin American Studies

Professor Carmen Fracchia

Proselytizing Empires: The Many Conversions of the Iberian Atlantic, 1479-1668

Kerry PurcellComparative Literature Dr Damian Catani

Alain Badiou and the site of militant history.

Carlos Reyes ManzoIberian and Latin American Studies Dr John Kraniauskas

Residence in the Circle of Fire: the cognitive mapping of the idea at the intersection of poetry and photography.

Sara SantosIberian and Latin American Studies 

Professor Carmen Fracchia

Notions and representations of Spanish royal Habsburg women in the Descalzas Reales (Madrid).

Louise SeddonGerman

Professor Joanne Leal

Literary engagements with the evolution of German Identity as portrayed in German literature from the post World War II until the present day.

Dr John Walker


Catherine ShawComparative Literature

Dr Nicolette David

Sublime Wealth: What We Fear & Revere in the Anthropocene.

Janice ShersbyGerman 

Professor Joanne Leal

Public and private worlds: ‘Islands’ in post-GDR literature.

Lucy TallentireGerman

Professor Joanne Leal

Of Woman Mothered: Motherhood, Memory and Identity in 21st Century German Women’s Literature.

Michael ThompsonFrench ResearchDr Damian Catani

Whatever happened to the Catholic novel? An analysis of the work of three contemporary French women writers influenced by faith.

Professor Akane Kawakami
Codruta TudoracheIberian and Latin American Studies 

Dr Mari Paz Balibrea

The impact of the Spanish Civil War on contemporary art as an expression of the attitude of the new generations towards past conflicts through postmemory process.

Michela ValmoriComparative Literature

Dr Nicolette David

Representation of domestic relations, gender violence and women’s roles evolution in the Italian American literary production

Dalila VillellaFrench ResearchProfessor Akane Kawakami

Rhizomatic writings as a way to politically engage in 21st poetry.

Dr Nathalie Wourm
Trevor WornhamIberian and Latin American Studies ResearchProfessor Carmen Fracchia

Male beauty in the paintings of Diego Rodríquez de Silva y Velázquez and Jusepe de Ribera in imperial Spain.

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