School of English

Travel and conferences

Research students in the School of English attend a range of national and international conferences to give papers and posters as well as making short visits to other institutions to use or consult essential resources for their research. In order to support research students with these activities, the Graduate School provides funding in the form of a prestigious Graduate School Travel Prize and some funds are also available to research students in the School of English.

Some examples of recent visits by students in the School:


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Xiaofan Xu  

PhD English: A Poet's Country: Landscape and Nationhood in T. S. Eliot's Post-conversion Poetry and Politics

Modernism and Modernities East, West and South: Comparing Literary and Cultural Experiences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 19-22 July 2017.


Aya Van Renterghem

PhD English: Runica Manuscripta: The Medieval Tradition

Special Collections visit in Vienna, Salzburg, and Brussels

Sarah O'Malley

Sarah O'Malley

PhD English: Gendered Lands: Literary Representations of Seventeenth-Century English Landscapes, Spaces and Places at Home and Abroad

Research visit to American archives

Beatriz Gonzalez Fernandez

Beatriz González Fernández 

PhD English: A theory of vocabulary acquisition: how do second language learners acquire the different types of word knowledge?

 EuroSLA (European Second Language Association 26), Finland August 2016 


Eleni Ponirakis

PhD English: Interactions of thought and action in Anglo-Saxon Poetry.

MANCASS Conference April 2015

Xiaofan Xu

Xiaofan Xu

PhD English: A Poet's Country: Landscape and Nationhood in T.S. Eliot's Post-conversion Poetry and Politics.

BAMS postgraduate conference. 6 Dec 2014


Julia (Chenjing) You

PhD English:  The Validation of the L2 Motivational Self System among Chinese L2 Learners

Matters of the Mind Conference, Austria, May 2014


Gareth Carrol

PhD English: Acquisition of idioms in L2 speakers

Research Visit: Lund University, Sweden, May 2014


Erin Connelly

PhD English: The Lily of Medicine:  The Middle English Translation of Bernard of Gordon’s Lilium Medicinae

Library Visit: Radcliffe Science Library in Oxford


Rachael Stanley

PhD English: JG Ballard's reinvention of the 'roman fleuve' and his place as a Naturalist writer

Sorbonne Summer School and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), July 2013


Emma Zimmerman

PhD English: Architecture and Architexture: Space, Modernist Form, and the Novel

Literary London Society Conference, London, July 2013 


Davide Castiglione

PhD English: 20th and 21st Century Difficult Poetry: A stylistic and empirical study

Poetics and Linguistics Conference (PALA), Heidelberg Germany, July-August 2013


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