Postgraduate Research Students

Meet our postgraduate research students and capture an insight into their diverse range of interests. 

  • Lubaaba Al-Azami - English Travellers and Indian Queens in Early Modern Literature, 1526-1707 
  • Eman Aldhahri A Comparison of Text-Driven and Course book Approaches: Investigating their Effectiveness and Learners’ Perceptions
  • Hassna Aldosari Online Dictionaries and Reading Comprehension: Studying the Effect of Integrating Online Dictionaries on Students' Performance in Reading Comprehension. 
  • Matthew AlexanderGender and Gender Relations in the Works of David Foster Wallace
  • Albandary AlhammadThe Effects of Giving Explicit Instruction of Conversational Implicatures on Raising Pragmatic Competence: An Experimental Study
  • Reem Alrashidi - The Effects of Data-driven Learning Approach on Language Learners’ Use of Metadiscourse markers in Academic Writing (an experimental study)
  • Moneera Alshehri - Comparing Three Grammar Teaching Methods: Investigating Effectiveness and Learners’ Attitudes
  • Razan Altamimi
  • Laura Blunsden - Citizens’ Advice: Mentor Narratives, Dialogic Power and the Development of English Prose in the Eighteenth Century
  • Fatiha Bouanani - Oppressed Men: Social Failure and A Critique of Hegemonic Masculinity in West African Women’s Writing (1970-2917)
  • Kahrie Carter Malignant Images: Representations of Cancer in Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Scott ClawsonAntagonists in Shakespearean Comedy
  • Olivia Colquitt - Melusine: Magical Matriarchs, Enchanted Environments, and Legendary Lineage (working title)
  • Morven CookWe’re Just Talking’: Assisted Dying in Contemporary British and American Narratives
  • Gemma Driver‘Christina Rossetti: A Life of Poetry.’ A re-location of Christina Rossetti’s poetry and life within the detailed historical contexts of her friendships, her family relationships and her London neighbourhood
  • Xin Fang - "I am not freezed for no reasons!”: Learners’ Readiness and Engagement with Oral Corrective Feedback in the EFL classroom
  • Ziwei GuoA Study on Formulaic Sequence Acquisition In Oral and Written L2 Chinese In a Study Abroad Context
  • Oliver Hancock
  • Hattan Hejazi Corpus linguistics and the use of formulaic language (especially lexical bundles) in EFL learners’ academic writing
  • Kathryn HopeInvestigating the impact of accents on English language learners’ listening comprehension
  • Roslyn Joy Irving - Re-reading Radcliffe in relation to textual materials from the Eighteenth Century; with reference to her seminal work The Romance of the Forest (1791)
  • Amy Jennings - Power, Privacy and Prayer: The Soliloquies of Shakespeare’s Kings
  • Brigid Johnson - Somewhere a Place for Us? New Quest Narratives in Contemporary American Historical Fiction
  • Lewis JohnsonThe Working Class in Contemporary British Poetry: 1979-2019
  • Rhys Jones‘Past the Imperialism of Bad Affect’: A Critical Study of Abjection, Contemporary Horror and Aesthetic Form
  • Bartlomiej Kowalczyk - A value Enquiry into Love and Friendship in the Discourse of Jane Austen and Helen Fielding
  • Sebastian KozbialThe curious case of Formative Assessment – an exploratory study of EFL teachers’ understanding and use of Formative Assessment in high-stakes English preparatory courses.
  • Hannah LathamThe Katabatic Journey in Contemporary Fiction
  • Stephanie MartinRepresentations of True Crime in Contemporary Fiction
  • Rio MatchettEditing the Little Review: Queers, Cartoons, Conflict and Conversation
  • Bernadette McBride‘On Climate and Changing’ – Emotion and Environment in Contemporary Short Climate Fiction
  • Suzanne McClureA Corpus-based Examination of Oppositeness in D.H. Lawrence’s Novels
  • Alice Monter - Satire, Factionalism and Pro Ministerial Propaganda under Robert Harley, 1708-1717
  • Holly Morton - Visual Violence in Early Modern Drama
  • Jack Murray - Accessing Shakespeare in a Digital Age
  • Amy NaylorLemmings, Snowflakes and Fangirls: The Representation of Female Mental Health in Young Adult Fiction
  • Lucy Nield - Human-dog relationships, dogs and posthumanism in Speculative Science Fiction
  • Tom Roberts - The Commedia dell’Arte in the English cultural imagination, 1570-1642
  • Ruby RobinsonA poetic investigation of developmental trauma
  • Madelaine SmartThe ‘Albina’ Prologue of the Middle English Prose Brut Chronicle: An Edition and Commentary
  • Emily StevensonTo incorporate into one body torn and scattered limbs’: Re-contextualising Principal Navigations within the networks of Richard Hakluyt
  • Lotte Verheijen - What women want? A multimodal critical discourse analysis of UK media constructions of female voters
  • James Walsh - The presence of Shakespeare in contemporary British poetry
  • Jessica WhiteMaterials, Labour and the Gothic in Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Zaynub Zaman - Sound and Vision: Mysticism, Dante's Commedia, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • Zhiming Yang - The Impact of Teaching Compensation Strategies on English Major Vocational Students’ Willingness to Communicate and Anxiety