Postgraduate research students

In English at Exeter we're proud of the research carried out by our PhD students. There are currently around 80 PhD students in the Department, many of whom maintain an online personal profile detailing their research activities. Follow the links below to find out more about them and their research projects.

Student Research title Lead supervisor
Suzanne Conway The Subtlety of Skill: the Mastery of Edward Thomas. Professor Andy Brown
Ryan Gardener
Joanne Hill The Marprelate tracts and representations of the Puritan threat in the works of Christopher Marlowe Dr Chloe Preedy
Kristy Martin The of women in erotic literature both as writer and object. Is it possible to own language whilst unable to 'own' the phallus Dr Jana Funke
Pauline McGonagle 'Disinheritance' and constructions of identity in the works of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Dr Florian Stadtler
Jim Porteous The representation of London and the court in city comedies performed by Children’s Companies 1604-06 Professor Pascale Aebischer
Denise Ross Sacred wells: Understanding survivors of cultural change Professor Philip Schwyzer
Rocky Ruggiero Santo Spirito Professor Fabrizio Nevola
Sabine Starmanns Deconstructing Middle Age: Sexuality, Representation and the Midlife Woman in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema. Professor Helen Hanson
Lucy Whitehead
Paul Willis Sir Joshua Reynolds: Sketchbooks to Genius Professor Melissa Percival