Current PhD students within English, Drama and Writing Studies

Current PhD students

Name Email PhD research
John Gordon Adams yellowskip@xtra.co.nz Lexical Grammars for New Poetry:  Joan Retallack's poethical alchemy
Joseph Christopher William Barnes joe.barnes@auckland.ac.nz Herman Melville's fiction in conversation with Hegel's master and slave dialectic
Sristi Bhattarai sristi@gmail.com Minor Travels: The Aesthetics of Travel in Postcolonial Fiction
Eleanor Margaret Bloomfield e.bloomfield@auckland.ac.nz York Evolving: Change and Permanence in the York Mystery Play Cycle
Mark Wayne Bond markwaynebond@gmail.com The transgressive imaginary and male homosexual desire in literature 1940-1970
Michael Jon Cole mcol042@aucklanduni.ac.nz Written into the City: Reading Literary Scale in Two African Metropolises
Xiaojun Ding zeromom@163.com A Hongi of Sorts": a Literary "va" Connecting Taiwan to the Pacific through Metaphors
Katea Maria Duff kduf011@aucklanduni.ac.nz Heretical Ecstasy in Twentieth Century Literature
Anna Grant agra111@aucklanduni.ac.nz From Mr. Darcy to Mr. Big: An evolutionary-feminist account of love and choice in popular romantic fiction
Severi Luoto s.luoto@auckland.ac.nz Sensory and cognitive pleasures as catalysts for romantic love
Natasha Nina Maharaj nmah037@aucklanduni.ac.nz Diasporic Dramas: “Grandmother’s Watch”
Maria Mitenkova mmit856@aucklanduni.ac.nz Embattled Fictions: New Zealand Literary Intellectuals and their Publics
Bryonny Alyssia Muir bryonny@gmail.com Bringing Up The Bodies: Golden Age Detective Fiction and the Buried Past 1920-1970
Robin Joyce Peters rjjlpeters@hotmail.com Papatuanuku's Progeny: First Wave Maori Women Poets
Pedro Ramos Ilgenfritz Da Silva pdas008@aucklanduni.ac.nz The Dramaturgy of the Actor: ‘Le Jeu’ as the dramaturgical element in acting training
Thomas James Romeo Jr trom448@aucklanduni.ac.nz Narrative flights: Searching for spiritual homes in the wilderness  
Daniel Michael Satele dsat002@aucklanduni.ac.nz The significance of blood in three vampire novels
Wei Yao wyao196@aucklanduni.ac.nz Traumas in Selected Works by Chinese American Women Writers, from 1909-2009
Qian Zhang qzha779@aucklanduni.ac.nz The Cinematic Interpretation of Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage
Jingjing Zhao jzha418@aucklanduni.ac.nz Emily Brontë and Four Romantic and Post-Romantic Writers—Intellectual Trends in 19th-Century Europe