Dr Roberts’s work focuses on interconnections between east and west during the long eighteenth century. He is the editor of critical editions of works by Charles Johnston, Robert Southey and Thomas De Quincey. He has published widely on writers of the Lake school, Periodical writers, Orientalist poetry, and contemporary Indian literature in English. He would welcome proposals in any of these area.
Open to PhD applications in the field of
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Name: Prayag Ray
Years of Study: 2014 - present
PhD title: From Hellenism to Orientalism: Friendship in E. M. Forster, with Reference to Forrest Reid
Years of Study: 2012 - 2015
Current position: Assistant Professor, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, O. P. Jindal Global University, India
“I thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from my PhD experience at QUB. I learnt from the academic rigour of the School of English as it existed then, and particularly from my supervisors, Dr Daniel Roberts and Prof Brian Caraher, who helped me immensely with my written expression and theoretical and conceptual clarity. The Belfast experience also benefitted me as an Indian postcolonial scholar to understand and engage with the legacy of empire within Europe. My poetry profited from my interactions at the Seamus Heaney Centre, as I look forward to publishing my first collection, Ghazalnama: Poems from Delhi, Belfast, and Urdu, in 2019.”
PhD title: A Stylistic Analysis of Gandhi’s Autobiography, The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Years of Study: 2007 - 2011
Country: Republic of Ireland
Current position: Senior Lecturer in English Language, University of Chester
“The knowledge, professionalism and unfailing support of my supervisors; the high quality academic and bibliographic resources available; the efficiency and patience of the departmental administrative team; and the camaraderie provided by fellow PhD students all rendered what should have been one of the most stressful periods of my life one of the happiest and most fulfilling!”
PhD title: Perpetual Benedictions: Wordsworth and the Bible
Years of Study: 2013 - 2017
Country: United Kingdom
Current position: Branch Manager, Libraries NI
“I was grateful for the opportunity (given the funding) and the space and time to read, write, and think under expert guidance for three years, and grateful to do it in an environment that was attempting to foster and maintain educational and literary values while under significant external practical pressure.”
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