Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

Postgraduate Research

Welcome to our postgraduate research page. Here you can find and access information relating to a number of students in our postgraduate cohort whose research relates to regional culture and literature.

By clicking on each student’s name you will be taken to a page with a written description of their work or a profile page describing their research interests. 

You can also see a list of publications by the Centre's current and recent PhD students here.

There are many postgraduate research projects currently taking place in the school.

Current PhD students

  • Andrea Bowd - Creative Writing PhD focusing on the theme of spirituality and hauntings in the English landscape, with a focus on South Nottinghamshire. 
  • John Cammish - PhD on Romanticism and philanthropy, dealing with Henry Kirke White, amongst other regional figures. 
  • Lauren Colley - PhD on Wordsworth, Dickens, and walking. Involvement with Critical Poetics in Nottingham: 
  • Colette Davies - M3C-funded PhD on the Minerva Press. Colette Davies is also PGR rep on the British Association of Romantic Studies executive. Colette Davies co-organised a two-day, virtual ECR conference on 'Romantic Futurities' for the British Association of Romantic Studies.  
  • Gemma Edwards -  Representing the Rural: New Rural Imaginaries on the Twenty-First Century Stage.
  • Nicola Grace - Creative Writing PhD, writing experimental memoir on radical midwifery focusing on own experiences in East Midlands (informed by her ongoing editorship of Radical Midwives Journal:
  • Ruby Hawley-Sibbett - M4C funded PhD on regional novels in Romantic period. 
  • Esther Kearney - PhD focuses on Nottinghamshire writer Lucy Hutchinson.  
  • Jodie Marley - 'A Rare Instance of Mystical Genius': The Influence of William Blake on the Mysticism of Irish Modernist Writers. (Funded by CRLC.)
  • Morakot Pan-Iam - Reading Spatial Loneliness and Subjectivity in the Apartheid Fiction of Nadine Gordimer and J. M. Coetzee.
  • Amy Van Kesteren - Creative Writing PhD. Amy submitted her thesis, which had a strong regional basis, and consists of two parts: her novel, Hollow, and a critical commentary that examines the uncanny in relation to this creative work, the process of writing it, and the wider context of the Gothic genre. 
  • Amy Wilcockson - M4C PhD on Thomas Campbell. Amy Wilcockson has taken up the role of Keats-Shelley Association of America Communication Fellow. 

Past PhD students

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