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  • Decadence and Aestheticism
  • Oscar Wilde; Modernism
  • Literature and place
  • The politics of literary form
  • Literary theory
Dr Alex Murray
  • International Crime Fiction
  • Popular Cinema
  • French Thrillers
  • Literary Celebrity
Dr Dominique Jeannerod
  • 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.
Professor Moyra Haslett
  • 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.
Dr Derek Johnston
  • Exploring the shared ground between translation and philosophy, logic, theology, linguistics, literature, ethnography, history, science, and other areas.
Dr Piotr Blumczynski
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Language of crime
  • Language in the media
  • Language and the law
  • Language and literature (stylistics)
Dr Simon Statham
  • 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.

Dr Marcas Mac Coinnigh
  • Nineteenth-century French literature and questions of medicine, gender and/or religion
  • Modern (19th/20th/21st-century) French illness/patient narratives
  • French literature and illness, disease, pain; French Thanatology
  • Literary representations of medical practice, care and experience
Dr Steven Wilson
  • Digital culture in Brazil/Latin America
  • Representation of urban Brazil (particularly Rio de Janeiro/favelas)
  • Contemporary Brazilian audiovisual production (especially documentary)
  • Urban violence in Brazil
  • Brazilian/Latin American cultural studies
  • Critical data studies
  • Digital ethnography
Dr Tori Holmes
  • French sociolinguistics
  • Variation and change (in any language)
  • Sociohistorical linguistics
  • Language attitudes
  • Language and gender
  • Prescriptivism and standard languages
Dr Anna Tristram
  • Early Modern Spanish poetry /poetics

  • Lyric: theories / practice

  • Golden Age 'comedia'

  • Legacy / reception of the Classics

  • Cervantine Studies

  • Comparative Literature

Professor Isabel Torres
  • Scriptwriting for stage, radio and film.
  • Applicants that have a strong creative element, with some critical underpinning, and definitely in that order.
  • Work that is innovative (if its subject demands it) but do not have specialisms in genre or political writing.
Dr Jimmy McAleavey
  • Any area 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)
  • Civil unrest, including protest, riot
Dr Edel Lamb