Recent PhD research in Comparative Literature

Date Author Title Supervisors
In progress Yuan Gao Reception History of Lin Yutang's Mandarin and English writings
Associate Professor Mark Amsler
Dr Hilary Chung
2016
Yu-Wen Chih
Reception History of Li Xiao's Wintry Night Trilogy: Emergence of Taiwanese Consciousness
Associate Professor Mark Amsler
Dr Hilary Chung
2016 Xiaowen Yang Representations of criminality in contemporary Chinese literature: a comparative study Dr Hilary Chung
Dr Ruth Diver
2015 Yan Guo A comparative study of physician-writers' representations of what makes a good doctor Associate Professor Mike Hanne
Dr Hilary Chung
2015 Marcelo Mendes De Souza Toward a Latin American Irony: English Intertextuality and the Transnational Reception of Machado de Assis and Borges Dr Kathryn Lehman
Dr Ruth Diver
2013 Valentina Napoli The Post-Colonial Noble Savage: A study of Witi Ihimaera’s Fiction Professor Raylene Ramsay
Professor Marinella Rocca Longo, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
2013 Manuela Cazan Exorcising Communism: Three Case Studies: Czeslaw Milosz, Milan Kundera, Norman Manea Associate Professor Susan Ingram
Dr Ruth Diver
2012 David Williams "Someone will have to clear away the ruins": Dubravka Ugrešić and Trümmerliteratur Redux Associate Professor Mike Hanne
Dr Nina Nola
2012 Zhang Haifeng A Comparative Study of Shen Congwen and Witi Ihimaera as Indigenous Writers Associate Professor Mike Hanne
Dr Hilary Chung

Advisor: Professor Witi Ihimaera
2011 Jung-hsuan Chen Crafting Journeys: The Evolution of Identity Construction in the Narratives of Zhu Tianxin and Kapka Kassabova Associate Professor Mike Hanne
Dr Hilary Chung
2011 Ashwinee Pendharkar Reading / Writing India Across Cultures: Comparative Study of Receptions of Three Indian English Texts Across Three Audiences and Two Languages Associate Professor Mike Hanne
Professor Raylene Ramsay
2011 Angela Kolling Writing on the Loose: Reading Florian Illies’s Generation Golf, Joschka Fischer’s Mein langer Lauf zu mir selbst, Maurice G. Dantec’s Périphériques, and Frédéric Beigbeder’s Windows on the World Associate Professor Mike Hanne
Professor Bernadette Luciano
2010 Clara Palleja-Lopes House Imagery in Horror Fiction Written in English and Spanish Dr Jan Cronin
Professor Christine Arkinstall
2010 Ruth Diver Enfance et déracinment : Nathalie Sarraute, Romain Gary (Childhood Cultural Displacement and Creativity: Nathalie Sarraute, Romain Gary) Professor Raylene Ramsay
Associate Professor Mike Hanne
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 Associate Professor Mike Hanne
2009 Mei-Hui Sun Comparison of Literary Writings by a 20th Century Chinese Woman Writer and a 20th Century Western Woman Writer Associate Professor Mike Hanne
Dr Hilary Chung
2005 Mario Vrbancic The Thing: The Unrepresentable in Postmodernism, Popular Culture and the Cinema Associate Professor Mike Hanne
Professor Nick Perry
2004 Jacob Edmond Writing on the Margins: The Experimental Poetry of Lyn Hejinian, Yang Lian, and Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Dr Hilary Chung
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 Associate Professor Mike Hanne
Associate Professor Bernadette Luciano