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Find a PhD Supervisor

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Supervisor Contact Description

Mark Burnett

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Global Shakespeare
- Early Modern Literature and Culture
- Shakespeare and Film

David Johnston

I offer supervision across a wide range of areas relating to translation, interpretation and representation. If you would like more information or think you would to like to discuss a research proposal with me (which I advise you to do before formally submitting an application) I am more than happy to advise you on the development of a proposal.

Ramona Wray

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Early Modern Women’s Writing
- Shakespeare
- Adaptation
- Memory Studies

Sarah McCleave

I am open to PhD applications related to G.F. Handel, Thomas Moore, London theatre history (c.1725-1825), Music in Ireland (c. 1750-1850), 19th-century book trade

Moyra Haslett

I welcome PhD applications in any aspect of literature in English written and published between 1680 and 1830, particularly: women’s writing, Jonathan Swift, Byron, Irish writing in English, and feminist approaches to literature and culture of this period.

Daniel Roberts

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Eighteenth-century Periodicals
- Literature and empire
- Indian Literature in English
- The Lake Writers
- Ireland and Empire

Fran Brearton

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of modern poetry, 20th century war writing, modern Irish literature, and modernist literature.

Anna Tristram

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- French sociolinguistics
- Variation and change (in any language)
- Sociohistorical linguistics
- Language attitudes
- Language and gender
- Prescriptivism and standard languages

Ricki O'Rawe

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Argentine Literature and Art
- The Fantastic in Literature/Art/Film
- Hispanic Surrealism and Avant Garde Movements
- Religion and Spirituality in Hispanic Art and Literature
- Questions of Self and Subjectivity in Latin American Literature and Art

Maria Tavares

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Postcolonial literatures and film from Portuguese-speaking Africa
- Comparative Studies
- Gender Studies
- Biography
- Representations of Heroism

Simon Statham

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Language of Crime
- Language in the Media
- Language and the Law
- Language and Literature

Jane Lugea

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…
- The language of literature
- (Cognitive) Stylistics
- (Critical) Discourse Analysis
- Translation Studies (of audiovisual/literary texts or from a linguistic perspective)

Wil Verhoeven

I welcome PhD inquiries and proposals in the following subject areas:

The Politics of Progress: Revolution and Enlightenment, 1650-1800
Transatlantic studies, 1600-1900
British and American culture, literature and history, 1600-1900
History of the book and textual cultures
American studies
Historical biography
Cultural theory
Digital humanities

Sue-Ann Harding

I am open to original and ambitious PhD proposals in the interdisciplinary fields of translation, social narrative theory, travelling theory, complexity theory, Russian area studies, literature, music, space and other related areas.

Marc Richards

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Syntax and/or morphology (theoretical, comparative)
- Cross-linguistic variation and its formal modelling
- Diachronic linguistics and language change
- Language acquisition (first or second, particularly the acquisition of grammatical knowledge)

Chen-En Ho

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Cognitive studies of translation and interpreting
- Translation and interpreting pedagogy
- Translation and interpreting industries
- Conference and community interpreting
- Professionalization of translators and interpreters

Gail McConnell

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Contemporary Poetry
- Modern Irish and British poetry
- Poetics
I supervise students undertaking both critical and creative projects in poetry.

Sian Barber

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- British film history
- Film censorship
- Film controversy
- Audiences

Justin Livingstone

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of Victorian literature and culture, and colonial and postcolonial studies. I particularly invite applications on:
- Imperial travel writing and the literature of exploration
- Nineteenth and twentieth-century colonial fiction
- The African novel in English

Dominique Jeannerod

Open to PhD applications in the fields of Film popular culture, media cultures, French and European Cinema, International Crime Fiction, French 20th and 21st Century literature.
- Popular Cinema
- French Thrillers
- Literary Celebrity

Marcas MacCoinnigh

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Linguistics: formulaic language, multiword-fixed expressions in Irish
- Memory Studies: ideas of collective and cultural memory in linguistic landscapes
- Folkloristics: the narrative tradition and verbal arts.

Stefano Baschiera

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Italian cinema
- European Screen Industries
- Film and space
- New Wave cinema
- Film distribution

Piotr Blumczynski

I welcome original and ambitious research proposals exploring the shared ground between translation and philosophy, logic, theology, linguistics, literature, ethnography, history, science, and other areas.

Tim Loane

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Writing for screen
- Writing for theatre

Leontia Flynn

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of poetry and creative writing.

Franziska Schroeder

I am open to PhD applications in any field that has music /music performance at its focus. I am particularly interested in research that reaches beyond music and draws on other areas of research.

Rosalind Silvester

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Francophone-Chinese Studies
- Intermediality
- Contemporary literature, including women’s writing
- Migration / Mobility Studies
- Sartrean Studies

Caroline Sumpter

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of
- Victorian Literature, Culture and Politics (including the 1890s)
- Literature and Science
- Literature and Ethics
- Periodical Culture
- Nineteenth-Century Fantasy, including Science Fiction and Fairy Tale

Shaun Regan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Eighteenth-century literature (1660-1820)
- Prose fiction: Behn to Austen
- Laurence Sterne
- Literature of slavery and abolition, 1660-1840
- Contemporary historical fiction

Aoife McGrath

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Dance Studies
- Choreographic Practices and Processes
- Practice as Research
- Affect Studies in performance
- The Maternal in performance
- Movement practices and performance
- Interdisciplinary performance practices
- Collaborative performance practices

Stefanie Lehner

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Contemporary Irish Literature and Culture, specifically Northern Irish fiction and drama since the 1998 Agreement
- Comparative studies in Post-conflict cultures, specifically in relation to issues of dealing with the past and reconciliation
- Comparative studies in trauma and memory studies with a focus on the contemporary Irish cultural context.

Tori Holmes

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Digital culture in Brazil and Latin America
- Representation of urban Brazil (particularly the favelas of Rio de Janeiro)
- Contemporary Brazilian audiovisual production (especially documentary)
- Brazilian cultural studies
- Latin American cultural studies
- Digital ethnography and digital humanities, broadly understood

Glenn Patterson

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Creative Writing Prose

Gregory Toner

Prof. Toner undertakes supervision in any area of medieval Irish language and literature, particularly, textual editing, lexicography, and narrative analysis.

Sinead Sturgeon

I welcome PhD applications in the field of nineteenth-century Irish writing in English, particularly: Gothic literature, Irish Romanticism, James Clarence Mangan, and the development of the short story.

Trevor Agus

- Adapting soundtracks automatically for listeners with hearing loss
- The psychoacoustics of singing in tune (or close enough)
- Perceptually motivated dynamic-range compression for adverse listening conditions
- Recognising sounds in noisy conditions

Desmond O'Rawe

I am currently open to new PhD applications in the following areas:
- Cinema and the Visual Arts
- Political Cinema
- Documentary Film Studies

Joan Rahilly

Phonetics; Phonology; Clinical phonetics and linguistics; Irish English; Literacy

Richard Schoch

Shakespeare in performance, theatre history and historiography, 19th-century drama and theatre

Kurt Taroff

I am very happy to work with students on PhD and research projects in areas such as: Monodrama, Symbolist Theatre, Expressionism, Adaptation and Translation, American Drama, the Fin-de-Siecle Avant Garde in Europe, Political Theatre, and Commemoration and Community Theatre, among other areas.

Aislinn Clarke

I am available as a second or co-supervisor.

Simon Mawhinney

I am interested in supervising PhD projects that explore topics in composition, including:
Score-based composition
Computer-based composition (acousmatic works/works with live electronics)
Computer-assisted composition (OpenMusic)

Andrew Pepper

Global crime fiction
Contemporary US fiction
US crime fiction
Contemporary fiction and violence
Suspense, spy, thriller, espionage fiction

David Robb

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Politics in music and song (all genres/ national/ international/ contemporary / historical)
- Folk Song and Tradition
- Cabaret and Music Theatre

Maeve McCusker

I would be happy to supervise suitably qualified students in the general area of postcolonial writing and theory. I have experience supervising comparative projects (on French and English language writing for example) and on early colonial writings. I would also be happy to supervise students working on contemporary fiction and autobiography.

Zeynep Bulut

Voice, Experimental Music, Sound and Media Art

Piers Hellawell

My record is in the training of composers: I therefore welcome applications from those wishing to develop a portfolio of works in acoustic media

Paul Murphy

Simulation-based learning for healthcare and allied healthcare professions.
Arts interventions for public health.

Cahal McLaughlin

Prisons Memory Archive
Documentary Theory and Practice
Creative Practice
Irish cinema
Representation of Conflict, Trauma and Transitional Justice

Sarah Bowskill

I would be delighted to hear from students interested in pursuing doctoral research in the following areas:

Mexican literature and culture

Cultural production from/about the Mexico/US border

Latin American women's writing

The politics and aesthetics of cultural institutions as they relate to Latin America e.g film festivals, book fairs, publishing houses, galleries etc.

Latin American multimedia cultural production

Geraldine Lawless

Spanish literature, 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly looking at questions of periodization, modernity, science and futuristic fiction, women's writing.

Victoria Durrer

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of sociology, arts, arts management and cultural policy with particular interest in:
- Policy design / delivery
- Inclusion and inequality in arts / cultural production and consumption
- Social processes of cultural production and participation

Michael Pierse

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Twentieth and twenty-first century Irish writing (mainly drama and fiction)
- British and Irish working-class writing
- Community Theatre
- Diaspora and migrant writing
- Race/ethnicity in contemporary Irish theatre

Paul Stapleton

Critical Improvisation Studies, New Musical Instrument Design, Music Performance, Sound Design, Sound Art

Gabriel Sanchez Espinosa

-Spanish 18th-century Literature and Culture
-Spanish Enlightenment
-Spanish Book History

Alison FitzGibbon

Interested to co-supervise students in the following areas:
Arts Management (as both nonprofit and social enterprise)
Stakeholder management in cultural activity
Creative Industries Management
Cultural Labour and the role of the artist
Cultural Leadership
Events and Festivals
Children's/Youth Arts in policy

Miguel Ortiz

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Digital Instrument Design and Performance Practice
- Technology Mediated Composition

Micheal O Mainnin

onomastics; language and identity in Ireland and Scotland; language and conflict; early modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic literature

Anne Holloway

Early Modern Spanish literature, particularly: Poetry (Peninsular Spain and Spanish America), Women's writing, Religious writing. The reception of the literature and culture of Spain's 'Golden Age'.

Stephen Kelly

Late medieval literature and culture
Fifteenth century religious and devotional literature and culture
Book history and digital textualities
Historiographical writing
Critical and cultural theory
Translation theory
Critical digital studies

Richard O'Sullivan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
Experimental film and video practice
Landscape and film

John D'Arcy

Practical research / creative projects in areas of sound art, performance, digital media, digital art, voice, immersive media and interdisciplinary practice.

Steven Wilson

French Studies Medical Humanities

French literature (19th century to the present) and illness, disease, pain

French Thanatology

Literary representations of medical practice, care and experience

Literature and religion, especially in the 19th century

Janice Carruthers

I am open to PhD applications in the following fields:
- French Sociolinguistics and Variation
- The Structure of Spoken French
- Temporality (tense, connectives, frames)
- The Linguistic Structure of Oral Narrative
- Language Policy

Isabel Torres

I welcome doctoral and post-doctoral applications from suitably-qualified candidates across the broad spectrum of early modern Spanish literature and culture. I have also supervised the critical component of creative writing (poetry) theses. The following fields are, therefore, indicative only:
Early Modern Spanish poetry and poetics
Theories and practice of the lyric
Golden Age 'comedia'
Legacy and reception of the Classics in the Spanish Renaissance (and beyond)
Cervantine Studies
Comparative Literary Studies

Leon Litvack

I would welcome new PhD proposals in
- Dickens studies
- 19th-century British writers
- 19th-century Irish literature and culture
- 20th-century Irish literature
- Modern post-colonial fiction and theory
- 19th-century women's travel writing
- The literature of landscape
- Film and fiction
- TV adaptations of 18th-century/Victorian fiction
- 20th and 21st-century fiction and poetry
- Textual criticism
- Landscape literature
- The literature of place

David Grant

Applied Drama, Irish Theatre, Northern Ireland Theatre, Applied Puppetry, Post-Conflict Drama, Arts Evaluation

Alexander Fisher

I am particularly interested in PhD applications in the following areas:
–Music in film
–African cinemas
–Cinema and diaspora
-Film and migration
-Cross-cultural approaches to film

Helen Haswell

I am willing to co-supervise PhD projects in the following areas:
- Animation
- Popular Cinema
- Film Marketing
- Screen Industries

Neil Sadler

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Arabic-English translation
- Translation in the Arab world
- Media and journalistic translation
- Citizen media
- Narrative approaches
- Non-professional translation
- Digital culture
- Activist translation

Yo Tomita

* On J. S. Bach's notational habits and performance implications
* Reception history of Bach's works in the long 19th century

Ian Sansom

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
Creative Writing Prose (Fiction/Non-Fiction)
20th and 21st century Fiction
Literature of the 1930s
Literature and Ethics
Literary Criticism
Narrative Theory
Digital Cultures
Cultural Theory
Crime Fiction
Genre Fiction
Short Stories
The Novel

Alex Murray

I would be interested in supervising PhD students in most areas of modern literary studies, particularly:
-Decadence and Aestheticism;
-Oscar Wilde;
-literature and place;
-the politics of literary form;
-literary theory.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss prospective projects.

Pedro Rebelo

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Sound art
- Socially engaged arts
- Context-focused Composition and performance
- Multimodal food experience

Edel Lamb

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- early modern studies, particularly Shakespeare and Renaissance performance cultures
- age, childhood and gender in early modern literature and culture
- early modern literature (especially drama) and civil unrest, including protest, riot.

Mark Phelan

Irish Theatre;
Theatre and conflict;
Post-conflict theatre and performance in Northern Ireland;
Greek Tragedy and Performance;
Theatre History/Historiography

Philip McGowan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- American Poetry, in particular Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop and the Middle Generation
- American Fiction (19th, 20th, 21st centuries)
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Transcendentalism
- Addiction and Literature
- Literature and Suicide
- Literature and Theology, Literature and Philosophy

Derek Johnston

Gothic / horror, science fiction, fantasy in and across media and literature.
Representations of history in media and literature.
History of media, particularly in the UK.

Garrett Carr

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Creative Non-Fiction
- Fiction
- Young Adult Fiction

James McAleavey

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Playwriting for stage and radio
- Screenwriting

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