Research supervision areas

Drama

Particular areas in which staff from the Drama Department are able to provide research supervision include:

  • performance history in the 17th and 18th centuries
  • gender and theatre
  • Elizabethan and Jacobean stage practices in post war European theatre
  • Gothic theatres
  • Restoration theatre
  • Shakespeare and Renaissance theatre

English

Particular areas in which staff from the English Department are able to provide research supervision include:

  • John Milton 1667
  • Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell and Milton
  • domestic travel literature
  • seventeenth-century political writing
  • Civil War radicalism; heresy and heterodoxy
  • the literature of landscape and national identity
  • archaeology and antiquarianism
  • education, humanism and the universities
  • literary communities
  • manuscript and print cultures
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
  • the early novel
  • women's literary history
  • literary history of early modern science and the natural world
  • satire, invective and insult
  • witchcraft and magic in literature in early modern England and early America

History

Particular areas in which staff from the History Department are able to provide research supervision include:

  • cultures of consumption in early modern England
  • gender relations and masculinity
  • social identity and the social order
  • urban history, especially of south-west England
  • agricultural history and agrarian capitalism
  • religious and ecclesiastical history of Britain between the sixteenth and eighteenth
  • centuries (the Reformation, the Church of England, Roman Catholicism, Protestant dissent)
  • persecution and toleration
  • early modern landscape and environment
  • the history of early modern science
  • antiquarianism and perceptions of the past
  • witchcraft and the supernatural
  • print, literacy and transformations in communication; the history of the book
  • the history of medicine, sexuality and health
  • pornography and the body

Modern Languages

Particular areas in which staff from the Modern Languages Department are able to provide research supervision include:

  • sexuality and notions of obscenity
  • Voltaire and his circle
  • French Renaissance literature and theatre
  • medicine and gender in France c. 1500-1650
  • translation and humanism in early modern Europe
  • eighteenth-century French drama, literature and art
  • German court culture
  • Friedrich Schiller
  • eighteenth-century German women writers and gender debates
  • eighteenth-century German theatre