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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Our Current and Recent Research Students

We host a thriving postgraduate community. The profiles of some of our current research students can be found below; some of our researchers can also be found on Twitter. Our PhD graduates produce theses across a wide range of fascinating topics, before going on to establish careers in academia and elsewhere.

If you are a current PhD researcher and want to add or update your profile, visit the Profile Editor or email alistair.brown@durham.ac.uk.

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News Feed: Recent Theses

‘Restless Birds’: Avian Encounters in the Fiction of the Brontës and Daphne du Maurier

HABIBI, HELENA (2020) ‘Restless Birds’: Avian Encounters in the Fiction of the Brontës and Daphne du Maurier. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

(8 Jan 2021) » ‘Restless Birds’: Avian Encounters in the Fiction of the Brontës and Daphne du Maurier


Coleridge and Satire in the 1790s

NORMAN, DANIEL,LOVELL (2020) Coleridge and Satire in the 1790s. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

(23 Nov 2020) » Coleridge and Satire in the 1790s


Narrative Simulation: Poietic Strategies and the Modelling of Fictions

AQUILINA, CONRAD (2020) Narrative Simulation: Poietic Strategies and the Modelling of Fictions. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

(12 Aug 2020) » Narrative Simulation: Poietic Strategies and the Modelling of Fictions


The Edge of Time: The Critical Dynamics of Structural Chronotopes in the Utopian Novel

LOHMANN, SARAH,ELIZABETH (2020) The Edge of Time: The Critical Dynamics of Structural Chronotopes in the Utopian Novel. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

(10 Jul 2020) » The Edge of Time: The Critical Dynamics of Structural Chronotopes in the Utopian Novel


The View from Somewhere: Ambivalence in The Fiction of Jonathan Franzen and Amitav Ghosh

CHOU, MEGUMI,GRACE (2019) The View from Somewhere: Ambivalence in The Fiction of Jonathan Franzen and Amitav Ghosh. Unspecified thesis, Durham University.

(16 Jun 2020) » The View from Somewhere: Ambivalence in The Fiction of Jonathan Franzen and Amitav Ghosh


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