Dr Rosalind Silvester


Dr Silvester has research interests in contemporary literature (post-1980) and migration studies, most notably concerning francophone-Chinese writing, film and art. She also has a background in Sartrean Studies and discourse analysis. Part of her research has taken an interdisciplinary angle, combining text and image studies, philosophy and film criticism, applying theories from the Education Sciences to literature, and investigating intermediality.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Francophone-Chinese Studies
  • Intermediality
  • Contemporary literature, including women’s writing
  • Migration / Mobility Studies
  • Sartrean Studies
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  • Involvement with the Belfast Migrant Centre’s ‘The Belonging Project’ (2014-16)
  • Collaboration with the Community Arts Partnership (from 2018)   





Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School Of Arts, English And Languages

Member of the Centre for Documentary Research at Queen’s


Research students

PhD title: Multimodality in Contemporary French Women's Life Narratives

Name: Poppy Boyd
Country: Northern Ireland




Alumni: where are they now?

Maíreád McAleenan

PhD title: Space in Haitian Women’s Writing

Years of Study: Graduated Dec 2017
Country: Northern Ireland


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