Current PhD students within English, Drama and Writing Studies

Current PhD students

Name Email PhD research
Joe Barnes
jbar198@aucklanduni.ac.nz Herman Melville's fiction in conversation with Hegel's master and slave dialectic
Andrew Clark acla107@aucklanduni.ac.nz Reading the future: Science fiction as a cultural system
Geri DMello
g.dmello@auckland.ac.nz Teaching through fandom: Online interpretive communities and public pedagogy focused on minority representation in popular media
Katea Duff
kduf011@aucklanduni.ac.nz Heretical ecstasy in twentieth-century literature.
Sepideh Firoozkoohi sfir467@aucklanduni.ac.nz Representation and ideology in English-to-Persian literary translations, 1950-present
John Fox jfox021@aucklanduni.ac.nz "A word to edify": Tropes of edification and community in Early Modern England
Sparkle Gibbs
sparkle.gibbs@auckland.ac.nz Calypso, costuming and migration - The three faces of mas
Ania Grant
ania.grant@auckland.ac.nz From Mr Darcy to Mr Big: Sexual selection and female choice in popular narratives for women
Morteza Hajizadeh mhaj262@aucklanduni.ac.nz Ecofeminism, landscape and gender in the British gothic novels of the 18th and 19th centuries
Anaise Irvine
a.irvine@auckland.ac.nz The enhancement assumption: An emerging sociology of the colonised genetic posthuman in contemporary fiction
Michelle Johansson
michelle.johansson@auckland.ac.nz Pasifika representation and loss in the published works of John Kneubuhl - Pasifika dramatist
Kristen Liesch
klie014@aucklanduni.ac.nz Un/lacing the corset: Same-sex intimacy in the modernist movement
Grace Lim
glim746@aucklanduni.ac.nz Medusa and her weird sisters: Representations of femininity in late British gothic fiction
Teemu Luoto tluo230@aucklanduni.ac.nz
Sensory and cognitive pleasures as catalysts for romantic love
Natasha Maharaj
nmah037@aucklanduni.ac.nz Diasporic dramas: “Grandmother’s watch”
Tracy Miao
tracy.miao@auckland.ac.nz Katherine Mansfield's stories in the light of variegated genres of Western modern art and traditional Chinese aesthetics
Bryonny Muir bmui006@aucklanduni.ac.nz Bringing up the bodies: Golden age detective fiction and the buried past 1920-1970
Robin Peters
rpet044@aucklanduni.ac.nz Papatuanuku's progeny: First wave Māori women poets
Lorenz Poeschl lpoe002@aucklanduni.ac.nz The public pedagogy of identity
Pedro Da Silva
pdas008@aucklanduni.ac.nz The dramaturgy of the Actor: ‘Le Jeu’ as the dramaturgical element in acting training
Azure Engelbrecht azure.rissetto@auckland.ac.nz Neo-Victorian Dickens
Daniel Satele
dsat002@aucklanduni.ac.nz The significance of blood in three vampire novels
Chantelle Saville
c.saville@auckland.ac.nz Working memories: An exploration of traumatic memory and postmemory in a selection of late medieval fictional texts
Telli Shouri
tsho142@aucklanduni.ac.nz Literature of diaspora, in particular the disjointed formation of diasporic identities in the novels of Bharati Mukherjee and Jhumpa Lahiri
David Stillaman
dsti001@aucklanduni.ac.nz The poetic landscape of Central Otago
Robert Sullivan
rsul004@aucklanduni.ac.nz Mana moana: 5 Contemporary Polynesian poets in English
James Wenley james.wenley@auckland.ac.nz Out of the island: New Zealand theatre's overseas experience
Qian Zhang
qzha779@aucklanduni.ac.nz The cinematic interpretation of Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage
Jingjing Zhao
jzha418@aucklanduni.ac.nz Emily Bronte and five romantic and post-romantic writers:  Intellectual trends in 19th-Century Europe