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Past and current postgraduate research projects

Past and current post-graduate research projects

Below you will find a list of research topics developed by past PhD scholars in Modern Languages and the doctoral research currently undertaken in the Department. You can visit the staff list to find out the main research areas within the Department:

FRENCH

Image and reality of the magician in twelfth century England (2011)

Carolina Escobar

Supervisor: Prof Francoise Le Saux

Children under the allied bombs, France 1940-1945 (2011)

Lindsay Dodd (Leverhulme)

Supervisor: Prof Andrew Knapp

The cultural memory of the Second World War: D-Day veterans and commemoration in Britain (2012)

Gregory Tinker (AHRC)

Supervisor: Prof Hillary Footitt

Pro-European groups and the French, Belgian and British empires (1947-1957) (2013)

Laura Kottos (AHRC)

Supervisor: Prof Andrew Knapp

Unequal Marriage in 12th century France (2014)

Charlotte Pickard

Supervisor: Prof Francoise Le Saux

Early clerical perceptions of the Cathar heresy (2015)

Rachel Ernst

Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Rist and Prof Catherine Leglu

The Welsh Tradition of the Seven Sieges of Rome (ongoing)

Carys Gadsden

Supervisor: Prof Francoise Le Saux

Breaking the Silence? Representing female bodily experience in women's literature from Algeria, France, and Mauritius (ongoing)

Maria Tomlinson (SWW DTP)

Supervisors: Dr Julia Waters and Dr Siobhan Shilton (Bristol)

France and Britain in the EU (ongoing)

Patrick Robert

Supervisors: Prof Hilary Footitt; Dr Athena Leoussi

GERMAN

The misogyny of the Trümmerfilm: space and gender in post-war German film (2017)

Richard McKenzie

Supervisor: Dr Ute Wölfel

Popular opinion and integration in Post-War Germanies

Ronny Heidenreich

Supervisor: Dr Ute Wölfel

Mediated representations of contemporary feminism in Germany and the UK (ongoing)

Sophie Payne (SWW DTP)

Supervisor: Dr Melani Schroeter and Dr Virpi Ilänne (Cardiff)

The Works of Christa Wolf (Ongoing)

Caroline Rowan-Olive

Supervisors: Dr Ute Wölfel and Prof Dennis Tate (Bath)

ITALIAN

Place, setting, perspective: narrative space in the films of Nanni Moretti (2011)

Eleanor Andrews

Supervisor: Mr Christopher Wagstaff

The politics of masculinity: male subjectivity and social conflict in Italian cinema of the 1970s

Sergio Rigoletto

Supervisor: Mr Christopher Wagstaff

Contesting Rome: discourse and debate in the making of Roma Capitale, 1922-1943 (2011)

Eugene Pooley (AHRC)

Supervisor: Prof Christopher Duggan

Young partisans and "ragazzi con la maglietta a strisce". Communist Youth in Italy between the resistance and July 1960: a generational study (2012)

Leo Goretti (AHRC)

Supervisors: Prof Christopher Duggan and Prof Matthew Worley

I modelli agiografici femminili nella politica delle canonizzazioni di Giovanni Paolo II (1978-2005) (2012)

Valentina Ciciliot (AHRC)

Supervisor: Prof Christopher Duggan and Dr Francesca Medioli

Vittorio Sereni traduttore di William Carlos Williams: un'edizione critica delle versioni edite ed inedite (2012)

Sara Pesatori (AHRC)

Supervisors: Dr Daniela La Penna and Prof Peter Robinson

'At the gates of civilization': southern children in Turin primary schools, 1950s-

1970s (2013)

Grazia de Michele (AHRC)

Supervisor: Prof Christopher Duggan

L'Atelier del mondo: L'Internazionale socialista e l'Europa nel pensiero dei socialisti italiani e francesi (1945-1957) (2013)

Enrico Pugliese

Supervisor: Prof Christopher Duggan

Oralità e scrittura: un'analisi estetico-letteraria delle opere di Kossi Komla-Ebri, Tahar Lamri e Yousif Jaralla attraverso le forme dell'oralità (2014)

Kombola Ramadhani-Mussa

Supervisors: Dr Federico Faloppa and Mr Chris Wagstaff

The intellectual profile of Mario Vinciguerra: a contribution to the history of Italian liberalism (2014)

Francesco Lembo (AHRC)

Supervisors: Prof Christopher Duggan and Prof Andy Knapp

A scholarly digital edition: Attilio Bertolucci's La camera da letto (2014)

Tiziana Mancinelli

Supervisor: Dr Daniela La Penna

Strade e volti della propaganda estera fascista: la diffusione dell'italiano in Gran Bretagna 1921-1940 (2015)

Tamara Colacicco

Supervisors: Prof Christopher Duggan and Dr Daniela La Penna

Strategie di composizione letteraria in Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (2015)

Stefano Bragato

Supervisor: Dr Daniela La Penna

Il confino politico come scuola di dissenso (2015)

Ilaria Poerio (AHRC)

Supervisors: Dr Daniela La Penna and Prof Christopher Duggan

Le Rime di Isabella Andreini (2017)

Stefano Santosuosso (AHRC)

Supervisors: Dr Paola Nasti and Dr Lisa Sampson

Morale e modernità nell'opera di Federigo Tozzi (2017)

Andrea Saitta

Supervisors: Dr Daniela La Penna and Dr Charles Leavitt

Parole che mobilitano. Il concetto di 'popolo' tra storia politica e semantica storica nel partito comunista italiano (2017)

Giulia Bassi

Supervisors: Dr Federico Faloppa and Prof Paolo Ferrari (Trieste)

La diaspora intellettuale italiana in Inghilterra: Luigi Meneghello e Carlo Dionisotti (ongoing)

Marta Pozzolo (SWW DTP)

Supervisors: Dr Daniela La Penna and Prof Charles Burdett (Bristol)

Il Salmo nell'opera di David Maria Turoldo (ongoing)

Valentina Calista (AHRC)

Supervisors: Dr Paola Nasti and Dr Daniela La Penna

Il misticismo ebraico nell'opera di Dante (ongoing)

Jacopo Buffo

Supervisors: Dr Paola Nasti and Prof Catherine Leglu

Dante e le Confraternite (ongoing)

Michael Biasin

Supervisors: Dr Paola Nasti and Prof Catherine Leglu

The translation of Gospels in Romanesco (ongoing)

Michael McDermott

Supervisors: Dr Paola Nasti and Dr Federico Faloppa

The National health system in post-Unification Italy: discourses and framework (ongoing)

Pola Poletto

Supervisors: Dr Federico Faloppa and Dr Daniela La Penna

The vernacular translations of Ovid's Metamorphoses in Renaissance Italy (ongoing)

Marta Balzi (SWW DTP)

Supervisors: Dr Rhiannon Daniels (Bristol) and Prof Hugo Tucker

L'opera del 'primo' Michele Prisco alla luce del suo epistolario (ongoing)

Alessia Pirro

Supervisors: Dr Daniela La Penna, Dr Charles Leavitt, and Prof Carlo Vecce (Orientale, Naples)

British Military Encounters with Italian Civilians 1943-1946 (ongoing)

Fabio Simonetti (AHRC)

Supervisors: Dr Daniela La Penna, Prof Hilary Footitt, and Dr Suzanne Bardgett (Imperial War Museums)

Fernanda Pivano and the Italian Beat generation: Translation and literary agency in post-war Italian publishing market (ongoing)

Andrea Romanzi (SWW DTP)

Supervisors: Dr Daniela La Penna and Dr Carol O'Sullivan (Bristol)

SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

New technologies and cultural identity in Cuba: A study of the evolution and impact of video gaming culture in Granma Province (ongoing)

Miranda Lickert (Leverhulme)

Supervisors: Dr Par Kumaraswami and Prof Toni Kapcia (Nottingham)

Dolls from Mayan Mexico and Guatemala: A case study on the use of objects in the construction, expression and negotiation of identities (ongoing)

Emma Jackson

Supervisors: Dr Par Kumaraswami and Dr Catriona McAllister

The Representation of Basque Women in Francoist Media (ongoing)

Begoña Garrido  (Anniversary PhD Scholarship)

Supervisors: Dr Par Kumaraswami and Dr Marta Simo-Comas

 

 

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