Browsing PhD theses from Department of English by Title

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  • McNab, Christopher (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 1998)
    Postmodernism privileges figures of negativity, figures defined under such terms as alterity, absence, aporia and the Other. The ostensible function of these tropes is the disruption of logocentrism through the introduction ...
  • Oliver, Jacob B. (Aberystwyth University, 2015)
    I have termed Birthing Attila a creative-critical project since it is not only a collection of poems, or a critical compendium of methodologies and theories, but an alignment of the two in a mutually illuminating process. ...
  • Bird, Thomas Matthew (Aberystwyth University, 2015)
    Bordersands is a crime-thriller set in and around the Flintshire lowlands in northeast Wales written in response to M. Wynn Thomas’s notion that the region has yet to capture the public and literary imagination. By asking ...
  • Rhydderch, Francesca (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 2000)
  • Marshall, Louise (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 2003)
    Early eighteenth-century politics were dominated by the rise to power and fall from grace of Sir Robert Walpole. This thesis examines varied responses to the Walpole regime from opposition Whig, Tory, Jacobite and ...
  • Keevil, Tyler (Aberystwyth University, 2015)
    The modern road novel is a genre that originated in the middle of the twentieth century, and attained wide recognition with the publication of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road in 1957. The roots of the genre, however, date ...
  • Blanchfield, Lynne Sandra (Aberystwyth University, 1991)
    Ashmole 61 contains five popular romances: Sir Isumbras, The Earl of Tolouse, Libeus Disconeus, Sir Cleges, and Sir Orfeo. These are compiled with 38 preaching, teaching and entertaining verse texts. This thesis examines ...
  • Roberts, Gwyneth Tyson (Aberystwyth University, 2014)
    This thesis examines the life and work of Jane Williams (Ysgafell) and her relation to nineteenth-century Welsh identity and Welsh culture. Williams's writing career spanned more than fifty years and she worked in a wide ...
  • Kaufman, William Kenneth (Aberystwyth University, 1984)
    This thesis attempts to establish three American comedians and social critics as confidence men whose artistic manipulations allow them to issue warning and criticism under the guise of humourous entertainment. Without ...
  • Vaughn Jones, Alan (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 2010)
    This thesis compares and contrasts the subtle modes and inscriptions of cultural identity in the work of two English-language writers from Wales – Idris Davies (1905-1953) and Alun Lewis (1915-1944). It also deconstructs, ...
  • Golding, Justin Alex (Aberystwyth University, 2015)
  • Grice, Helena (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 1998)
    A central concern of much of the emergent literature of Asian American women is the question of how identity is defined. Living in, and writing from, what has been called the `between worlds' condition engenders an often ...
  • Smith, Kenneth Edward (Aberystwyth University, 1974)
    This study provides a comprehensive critical account of J. B. Priestley's novels, and attempts a new classification of them according to their fictional modes and overall aims. Part One is intended to supply a general ...
  • Urban, Malte (University of Wales AberystwythEnglish Literature, 2005)
    This thesis examines the poetics and politics of ‘olde bokes’ (Legend of Good Women, G, 25) in selected works by Chaucer and Gower, paying particular attention to the way in which both writers appropriate their sources and ...
  • Schmuck, Stephan (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 2007)
    In sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England, portrayals of the Turk reflected aspects of Christian thinking. More specifically, these views varied according to ideological outlook, place and time. To complicate ...
  • Slocombe, Will (University of Wales AberystwythEnglish, 2003)
    This thesis examines the relationship between nihilism and postmodernism in relation to the sublime, and is divided into two parts: theory and literature. Beginning with histories of nihilism and the sublime, the Enlightenment ...
  • Churms, Stephanie (2016)
    This thesis offers a historicist engagement with both canonical and non-canonical authors of the 1790s with the aim of revealing the investment of the period’s imaginative writing in contemporary cultures of popular magic. ...
  • Dennis, Amy (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 2014)
    Summary: The Sleep Orchard is a collection of poetry written in response to the life and artwork of Arshile Gorky. By mapping the differences as well as the deepening intersections between Gorky and the author, these ...
  • Lorimer, D. Georgie (Aberystwyth University, 2016)
    Solstice in the Borderland is a concert of poetry in which the inherent musicalities of language and an understanding of sound relations are brought to the fore. In a similar vein to the ballads and romances that were a ...
  • Nerenberg, Jan M. G. (Aberystwyth University, 2015)
    Standing Stone, a novel, and the accompanying commentary, Stepping Stones to Standing Stone, form this thesis. The title, Standing Stone, refers to both the Rollright Stones and the journey to self-actualisation of the ...

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