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Past PhD students

Browse the thesis titles and topics of our recently completed PhD students by scrolling through the list below. 

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Recent PhD Theses

'Things may look normal': representing absence in Oulipian literature
Landy, Patrick (2022) 'Things may look normal': representing absence in Oulipian literature. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Representing dementia: A qualitative analysis of how people affected by dementia situate themselves in relation to different dementia discourses
Putland, Emma (2022) Representing dementia: A qualitative analysis of how people affected by dementia situate themselves in relation to different dementia discourses. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Reclaiming Colourful Language: The Impact of Linguistic Reclamation on the Cognitive Processing of LGBTQ+ Slurs
Edmondson, Daniel (2022) Reclaiming Colourful Language: The Impact of Linguistic Reclamation on the Cognitive Processing of LGBTQ+ Slurs. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion: Discourse, Identity and Power
Francois-Cull, Whitney Nikita (2022) Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion: Discourse, Identity and Power. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Theatre, Parody and Politics in Wilkie Collins's No Name
Jones, Miriam (2022) Theatre, Parody and Politics in Wilkie Collins's No Name. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Serial return and regional working-class self-expression: a cultural history of the East Midlands
Wakefield, Thirza (2021) Serial return and regional working-class self-expression: a cultural history of the East Midlands. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

The Acquisition and Processing of Formulaic Language: A Focus on Binomials and Collocations and the Effects of Congruency, Frequency and Learning Conditions
Altamimi, Abdulaziz (2021) The Acquisition and Processing of Formulaic Language: A Focus on Binomials and Collocations and the Effects of Congruency, Frequency and Learning Conditions. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Discourse and professional identities in healthcare communication
Emerson, Tristan (2021) Discourse and professional identities in healthcare communication. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Writing the Middle Ages: the boundaries of historical fiction
Aitcheson, James (2021) Writing the Middle Ages: the boundaries of historical fiction. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Implicit attitudes in L2 motivation research: The case of learning English and Mandarin in Hong Kong
Boo, Peizhen/Zann (2021) Implicit attitudes in L2 motivation research: The case of learning English and Mandarin in Hong Kong. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Maximum Occupancy: A creative and critical exploration of how Text World Theory can be used when writing literary texts to communicate emotional experience
Justice, Steve (2021) Maximum Occupancy: A creative and critical exploration of how Text World Theory can be used when writing literary texts to communicate emotional experience. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Staging the dark times: contemporary dystopian theatre in the UK 2000-2019
De Simoni, Laura (2021) Staging the dark times: contemporary dystopian theatre in the UK 2000-2019. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Runes, runic inscriptions and runic writing as primary sources for town development
Magin, Elisabeth Maria (2021) Runes, runic inscriptions and runic writing as primary sources for town development. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Rewriting the North: Place, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Devolution
Ashbridge, Chloe (2021) Rewriting the North: Place, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Devolution. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Hollow (a novel), and, 'I do not think it is the end quite yet': The Uncanny Return of the Past
van Kesteren, Amy (2021) Hollow (a novel), and, 'I do not think it is the end quite yet': The Uncanny Return of the Past. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Representing the Rural: New Rural Imaginaries on the English Stage since 2000
Edwards, Gemma (2021) Representing the Rural: New Rural Imaginaries on the English Stage since 2000. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Reader Response to Literary Political Discourse: A Critical Text World Theory Approach
Harbi, Raya (2021) Reader Response to Literary Political Discourse: A Critical Text World Theory Approach. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Author, reviewer and translator: Katherine Mansfield's place in literary culture
Jones, Katie L. (2021) Author, reviewer and translator: Katherine Mansfield's place in literary culture. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

Shame in SLA: Narrative insights from French learners of FLs
GALMICHE, Dominique (2021) Shame in SLA: Narrative insights from French learners of FLs. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

A modernist vision of Chinoiserie: the Bloomsbury Group’s Chinese taste
Xie, Yaqing (2020) A modernist vision of Chinoiserie: the Bloomsbury Group’s Chinese taste. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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