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Professor David Houston Jones

Research supervision

My research interests span modern and contemporary literary and visual culture, from trauma and testimony to visual archives and installation art. I have particular interests in contemporary art, the medical archive, archiving practices and technologies, Samuel Beckett and cultural memory and am happy to receive PhD proposals in any of these areas.

Research students

I am currently supervising

Ellen Davies-Walker, PhD thesis on The Raspouteam Collective and Contemporary French Urban Space

I have recently supervised the following:

Tara-Monique Etherington, PhD thesis on A Comparative Investigation into the Circulation, Cultural Influences, and Social Impact of Anime and Manga (awarded 2015)

Zoe Jeffra-Adams, PhD thesis on The Translation of French Language Holocaust Writing:
A Case Study of Elie Wiesel’s La Nuit (awarded 2014)

Marjorie Gehrhardt, PhD thesis on Les Gueules Cassees: representations of facial disfigurement (awarded 2014)

Isaure Triby, interdisciplinary PhD thesis on Representations of Cultural Identity in Alsace / Strasbourg (awarded 2013)

Lara Cox AHRC-funded PhD thesis in French: "Transference in the Theatre of Ionesco, Arrabal and Adamov: The Schismatic Scene of Misrecognition" (awarded 2012).