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The Department of Modern Languages at Exeter is a centre of excellence for teaching and research across a broad and diverse range of interests within the discipline. We are a dynamic and friendly team who offer intellectually challenging and wide-ranging teaching, and a flourishing research culture.

Featured academics

Here are a few of our academics involved in research within the department;

Our current PGRs

We're proud of the research carried out by our PhD students. There are currently around 15 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.

StudentResearch titleFirst supervisorSecond supervisor
Giada Alessandroni Female Friendship and Sociability in Nineteenth-Century French Literature Dr Maria Scott Dr Fiona Cox
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 Dr Maria Scott
Laura Dragomir Die Neue Frau im sozialen Milieu: Literarische Darstellungen erotischer Emanzipationsansprueche von der Jahrhundertwende zur Weimarer Republik. Professor Ricarda Schmidt Professor Ulrike Zitzlsperger
Sarah Foxen Historical and contemporary perspectives on Belgium and the Franco-Belgian border. Dr Zoë Boughton Professor Aidan Coveney
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 Professor Emma Cayley
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 Dr Muireann Maguire