Recent PhD research in Comparative Literature

Date Name PhD Research
In progress Linetto Basilone Allegories, Utopias and Chinoiseries. China and Italian Travel Literature in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century.
In progress Yuan Gao Reception of Lin Yutang's English works in Mainland China, the USA, and Taiwan: Case studies of My Country and My People and Moment in Peking
In progress Nisha Ghatak Voice of Feminism and Social Rebellion in Women's Writing through Three Centuries from Three Countries – A Critical Appreciation of Works by Emily Bronte, Sylvia Plath and Kamala Das
In progress Yue Zhang Adaptation of traditional Chinese culture to the English world - A case study of Casual Expressions of Idle Feeling
In progress Quan Zhou A Study of Spatial Narrative in Chinese Diasporic Literature
2017 Yu-Wen Chih The cultural representation of Taiwaneseness and Taiwanese nationalism in Li Qiao’s Wintry Night Trilogy
2017 Xiaowen Yang Anatomy of murder and rape: A comparative study of crime writing by Chi Zijian, Alice Sebold, A Yi and Ian McEwan
2015 Yan Guo A comparative study of physician-writers' representations of what makes a good doctor
2014 Marcelo Mendes De Souza Toward a Latin American Irony: English Intertextuality and the Transnational Reception of Machado de Assis and Borges
2012 Manuela Cazan Exorcising Communism: Three Case Studies: Czeslaw Milosz, Milan Kundera, Norman Manea
2012 Valentina Napoli The Post-Colonial Noble Savage: A study of Witi Ihimaera’s Fiction
2012 David Williams "Someone will have to clear away the ruins": Dubravka Ugrešić and Trümmerliteratur Redux
2011 Jung-hsuan Chen Crafting lives: The evolution of identity in the works of Zhu Tianxin and Kapka Kassabova
2011 Zhang Haifeng A Comparative Study of Shen Congwen and Witi Ihimaera as Indigenous Writers
2011 Ashwinee Pendharkar Reading / Writing India Across Cultures: Comparative Study of Receptions of Three Indian English Texts Across Three Audiences and Two Languages
2010 Ruth Diver Enfance et déracinment: Nathalie Sarraute, Romain Gary (Childhood Cultural Displacement and Creativity: Nathalie Sarraute, Romain Gary)
2010 Angela Kolling Writing on the loose: Reading Florian Illies's Generation golf, Maurice G. Dantec's Périphériques, Joschka Fischer's Mein langer Lauf zu mir selbst, and Frédéric Beigbeder's Windows on the world as examples of creative nonfiction
2010 Clara Palleja-Lopes Houses and horror: A sociocultural study of Spanish and American women writers
2009 Tanya Allport Women Writing Trauma: An analysis of psychological trauma in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Das Buch Franza, Christa Wolf’s Kassandra, Patricia Grace’s Cousins, Ngahuia Te Awekotuku’s Ruahine – Mythic Women
2008 Mei-Hui Sun Patriarchal family systems in the stories of Katherine Mansfield and Zhang Ailing
2005 Mario Vrbancic The Thing: The Unrepresentable in Postmodernism, Popular Culture and the Cinema
2004 Jacob Edmond Writing on the Margins: The Experimental Poetry of Lyn Hejinian, Yang Lian, and Arkadii Dragomoshchenko
2000 Susanna Scarparo (Hi)stories of Women's Lives: Imagining the Past in Anna Banti's Artemisia, Maria Bellonci's Rinascimento privato, Susan Daitch's L.C., and Drusilla Modjeska's Poppy