Postgraduate research students

In Modern Languages at Exeter we're proud of the research carried out by our PhD students. There are currently around 40 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
Giada Alessandroni Representations of Female Homosociality in Belle Epoque France (1880-1914) Dr Maria Scott
Maria Anesti Oriental Arcadia: The entangled histories of living with nature, China and Europe Dr Yue Zhuang
Sandra Daroczi Reception of contemporary Francophone women writers Dr Fiona Cox
Laura Dragomir Die Neue Frau im sozialen Milieu: Literarische Darstellungen erotischer Emanzipationsansprueche von der Jahrhundertwende zur Weimarer Republik. Professor Ricarda Schmidt
Nicholas Hall Searching for the ‘unofficial Russian’ in ‘Real Russia’ – British travellers, Soviet citizens, and the significance of their encounters, 1922–39 Dr Emily Lygo
Kai He “A Study of the English Translation of Selected Chapters from Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils”. Dr Ting Guo
Delphi May “Displacing the Hybrid?”: the representation of ‘Chineseness’ and Chinese immigrants in Spanish audio-visual media Professor Sally Faulkner
Patricia Melo-Penaloza The (Re-)Construction of a forgotten Columbian identity Dr Melisa Moore
Edward Mills Didactic Thinking and Practice in Anglo-Norman ‘Para-Literature’ Dr Thomas Hinton
Russell Sanchez The Nature of Trade: Idelogical Dispositions Towards Nature, and their Impact on Dutch Chinese Trade in the Late 18th Century Dr Yue Zhuang
Maria Selezneva The role of the translator in creating cultural identity (an examination of English and Russian texts for tourists in Australia, China, Finland and regions of the Russian Federation) Dr Richard Mansell
Julia Sutton-Mattocks
Charlotte Walmsley