Current and Recent PhD Topics
Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory
Research: Carnival Performance Aesthetics: How are the performance aesthetics present in the Trinidad Carnival relevant to art-making in the Diaspora? Email: DewisAP@cf.ac.uk
Research: Working Title: The Astronaut’s Body: Gender and Sexuality in (Outer) Space and Time Email: DeerfieldKJ@cf.ac.uk
Research: Perverts and Husbands. Queer in the cruising ground, Queer at the altar Email: GriffithsDA1@cf.ac.uk
Research: The Transformation of Masculinity in Late Capitalism: Cinema, Legitimacy, Event. Email: HarmanTL@cf.ac.uk
Research: Adversarial Challenges and Responses in Greek pre-election political interviews Email: KantaraA@cf.ac.uk
Research: Women representation in the Arabic media: an Islamic feminist perspective. Email: KurdiE@cf.ac.uk
Mohamed Ould Mohamed Lemine
Research: The Loss of the Referent: Fragmentation and Identity in Richard Wright's Fiction.
Research: Media, Memory and Representation: Remembering Cardiff Docklands, 1900-1950 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Violent Signs: Ecocriticism and the Symptom. Email: MattsTR@cf.ac.uk
Research: Embodiment in the 'Flesh': A Critical Posthuman Account of Embodiment. Email: McBlaneAA@cf.ac.uk
Research: Shame and Technicity: Ethics in the Wake of Heidegger’s Notion of Singularisation Email: MullerCJ@cf.ac.uk
Research: Traces of the Great Idea. Email: PanayiotouE@cf.ac.uk
Dr Aljosa Puzar
Research: Coming of age in South Korea: Ethnographies and Histories of Transgression.
Research: On the Nature of Poetic Address in Blanchot, Celan and Cixous. Email: SantJ@cf.ac.uk
Research: Homonormativities, queer phenomenology and maturity narratives. Email: SiveyHC@cf.ac.uk
Research: Writing the real: Deleuze and contemporary poetry
Research: Two Sacred Nights: A Confrontation of the Mystics' and Postmoderns' Sacred and Sublime.
Research: The Highs and Lows of Modernism: A Cultural Deconstruction. Email: WestE@cf.ac.uk
Research: Playing With Dolls: Femininity, Desire and the Posthuman. Email: WhitneyJ@cf.ac.uk
Centre for Language and Communication Research
Research: The Thread of Business Conversations: Socio-Relational Talk and Transactional Goals at the Seamstress Email: Ameal-GuerraA@cardiff.ac.uk
Research: Learner Error in Second Language Acquisition: The Transfer of Form or Concept. Email: AustenSC1@cf.ac.uk
Research: Critical discourse analysis of ‘assisted voluntary return’ (repatriation) in the UK. Email: BrickleyKL@cf.ac.uk
Research: Does the realisation of Ellipsis in text support Systemic Functional Linguistics’ ‘context-metafunction’ hook-up hypothesis. A corpus-based approach. Email: ClarkeBP1@cf.ac.uk
Research: Affordances and constraints of the medium in digital video-mediated conversations Email: CserzoDC@cf.ac.uk
Research: The Media Representation of Formula One: Constructing and Framing Sport as a Live Media Event. Email: EvansCA3@cf.ac.uk
Research: Working choices: Issues affecting retirement decisions for older people. Email: DarvillS@cf.ac.uk
Rhiannon Vaughan Griffiths
Research: "Haf I got it rait?" 'Effects of the Second Language on the First'. Bilingual and monolingual writing patterns - a comparative study of linguistic idiosyncrasies in the written work of pupils in South East Wales.
Research: The use of indefinite expressions for anaphoric reference. Email: JonesKS1@cf.ac.uk
Research: The Place and Practice of Pronunciation Teaching in the Context of the English Language Classroom in Thessaloniki, Greece. Email: KanellouV1@cf.ac.uk
Research: Vocabulary Load of Proper Nouns and Marginal Words in L2 Reading Texts. Email: email@example.com
Somaia El Mostafa Lashkham
Research: Phonology. Email: LashkamSE@cf.ac.uk
Research: The development of reading strategies: a longitudinal study on Chinese international Master's students
Research: Charitable giving: Media orchestration and public participation. Email: LloydH@cf.ac.uk
Research: The effect of narrativisation on the comprehension of jury instructions.
Research: Lexical Planning and the Use of Lexis in Institutional Settings (Cynllunio Geirfa'r Gymraeg a'r Defnydd o Eirfa mewn Sefydliadau). Email: RobertER1@cf.ac.uk
Research: Language and Identity in Chinese Gay Communities in the UK. Email: ShanC2@cf.ac.uk
Research: Young Adults' Discursive Constructions of Chronic Illness Experience: Accounts of Type 1 Diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Email: SaundersBM@cf.ac.uk
Research: An Investigation into the sociolinguistic and relational processes between Welsh students and ‘new arrivals’ in Welsh Secondary Schools as a result of demographic mobility and in-migration. Email: SelleckCL@cf.ac.uk
Research: The usages of English in a community of practice in urban India. Email: SinghJN@cf.ac.uk
Research: The display and negotiation of expertise and uncertainty in problem-based tutorials in medicine: a discourse analytic approach. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Metacultural performances and identity construction during transnational celebratory events. Email: WilczekMM@cf.ac.uk
Research: Phonaesthesia: Semantic-Phonological relations in English - a corpus-based validation.
Research: The British Boy Detective: Origins, Forms, Functions, 1860-1930. Email: AndrewLV1@cf.ac.uk
Research: Hospitality in Shakespeare's Problem Plays 1597-1603 Email: BattellSE1@cf.ac.uk
Research: 'Hidden Mothers and Poetic Pregnancy in Women's Writing (1792 - present day). Email: BlewittSE@cf.ac.uk
Research: Domestic Iconography: Photographic Representations of Family Life in the Mid-Victorian Period. Email: BomanCM@cf.ac.uk
Research: Shakespeare and Concepts of History. Email: DavallN@cf.ac.uk
Research: Short Fiction by Women from Wales: A Neglected Tradition. Email: DeiningerMJ@cf.ac.uk
Research: Such Genius as Hers: Music in New Woman Fiction, Email: DunstM@cf.ac.uk
Research: The Idea of the Book in Nineteenth-Century Fiction. Email: EvansDL@cf.ac.uk
Research: Insular Romance: Genre, Literature and Society. Email: FisherM@cf.ac.uk
Research: ‘Enter Will Kemp’: the role of the stage clown in the composition and revision of Shakespeare’s plays, 1592-99. Email: FordE1@cf.ac.uk
Research: The Representation of the Workhouse in Nineteenth-Century Culture. Email: FosterLE2@cf.ac.uk
Research: Apocryphal Literature from the Elizabethan and Jacobean Eras. Email: Freebury-JonesD@cf.ac.uk
Research: Avalon Recovered: The Arthurian Legend in British Women's Writing, 1775-1845. Email: GarnerKL@cf.ac.uk
Research: 'The Past Inside the Present: Remediating Shakespeare'. Email: GoodmanMJ@cf.ac.uk
Research: Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida: Expectation Whirled Around. Email: GregoryJ@cf.ac.uk
Research: Mary Magdalene as Counter-Heroine: Hagiography and Social Order. Email: JonesRE@cf.ac.uk
Research: Sentiment, Romanticism and British Fiction, 1800-1820. Email: LloydN1@cf.ac.uk
Research: Medieval encounters in the work of Virginia Woolf and Lynette Roberts Email: McAvoyS@cf.ac.uk
Research: Practising the Posthumanities: Evolutionary Animals, Machines and the Posthuman in the Fiction of J.G. Ballard and Kurt Vonnegut. Email: MooreEB@cf.ac.uk
Research: Impersonality and the extinction of self:a comparative study of the poetic impulse and journey in the poetry of Keith Douglas and Alun Lewis. Email: MorganPK1@cf.ac.uk
Research: Darwinism in Victorian Children’s Literature. Email: MurphyRC1@cf.ac.uk
Research: [Dis]solving Genres: Arguing the case for Welsh Crime Fiction. Email: PhelpsCM1@cf.ac.uk
Research: Untimely Aesthetics: Shakespeare, Anachronism and Presence Email: PoulardE1@cf.ac.uk
Research: The portrayal of medicine as pharmakon in the Victorian periodical press Email: RoweAH1@cf.ac.uk
Research: They were like aliens’: Multiculturalism, Bilingualism and the ‘Other’ Welsh Identity in the fiction of South Wales, 1990-2010 (Jointly with the School of Welsh). Email: SheppardLC@cf.ac.uk
Research: Old age in Welsh fiction in English after 1900. Email: Shepleyej@cardiff.ac.uk
Research: The Making and Remaking of History in Shakespeare’s History Plays. Email: ThomasAD@cf.ac.uk
Research: The Daughters of Modron: Evangeline Walton's Feminist Re-Visioning of the Mabinogi. Email: ThomasN7@cf.ac.uk
Research: Beginning to End: Traumatic Representations in Samuel Beckett's Post-War Writing. Email: TranterRE2@cf.ac.uk
Research: A re-appraisal of the short stories of Mary Lavin. Email: WrayTM@cf.ac.uk
Research: The Dark Woods: A Study of the Influence of Melancholy on the Works of Edward Thomas. Email: ZaidAM@cf.ac.uk
Mohammad Kamrul Ahsan
Research: Sustainable Development and Environmentalism: An Ethical Framework for Policy and Decision Making in Developing Countries, with Special Reference to Bangladesh.
Research: How do the different understandings of Metabolic Syndrome affect the way the condition is approached and treated?
Research: Beyond Ethical Philosophy: The Need for Literary Ethics Email: ChenM8@cf.ac.uk
Research: A Defence of Naturalistic Moral Realism.
Research: Possible worlds, ideology and deconstruction. Email: ConstantTW@cf.ac.uk
Research: Theology-free Science: creative metaphysics and speculative ontology for an improved scientific realism Email: GironiF@cf.ac.uk
Research: Russell: the development of a neutral monistic metaphysics. Email: HamiltonJ1@cf.ac.uk
Research: How communicative theories of punishment deal with dangerous offenders. Email: SeabourneDA@cf.ac.uk
Research: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the UK: Ethics, Legality and the Use of the Best Available Science.
Research: Aesthetics (the modern object - sculpture understood as a work of art).
Research: Rorty and Nietzsche: Autonomy and Solidarity.
Research: Could there really be a 'ghost in the machine?' An analysis of cartesian dualism in the light of near death experience research.