The School of English has a dynamic research culture, which involves staff, postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows in attending and organizing international conferences and literary festivals; in undertaking collaborative research and archival projects; as well as in the individual work of scholarly editing and the writing of monographs and works of literature. Our research work is divided into four groups, of which staff are members, and postgraduate students are associate members. These groups are: Mediaeval and Renaissance; 18th Century, Romantic and Victorian; Modern and Contemporary; and Creative Writing.

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  • The racialization of the occult in British novels, 1850-1900 

    Bliss, John T. (University of St Andrews, 2021-12-01) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the ways in which the occult and its practitioners are represented in British novels from 1850-1900 and asserts that their representations are racialized in each case. Specifically, this thesis analyzes ...
  • The so-called New York School : a feminist (re)vision in six poets 

    Campbell, Rosa (University of St Andrews, 2021-06-29) - Thesis
    The ubiquity with which ‘so-called’ precedes critical iterations of ‘the New York School’ highlights the fundamental instability not only of this label, but also the concept of the poetic school more generally, yet bypasses ...
  • The new woman novelist and the redefinition of the female : marriage, sexuality and motherhood 

    Koscher, Adeline Carrie (University of St Andrews, 2006) - Thesis
    The turn of the nineteenth century saw a change in the perception of woman's nature. Trying to salvage a female self-identity from the distorted version of the preceding Victorian era, New Woman novelists attempted ...
  • Aspects of Keats's theatrical experience, 1817-1819 

    Liu, Wing Yin Winifred (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-02) - Thesis
    This thesis explores Keats’s experience of live theatre during the years 1816-1819, focusing primarily on performances he saw in the London and provincial theatres, as well as the poet’s relationship with Regency actor ...
  • Robert Burns in Scottish politics (1914-2014) 

    Malgrati, Paul Edmond André (University of St Andrews, 2020-07-30) - Thesis
    The present thesis considers the political legacy of Robert Burns in twentieth and twenty-first century Scotland, explaining how iconoclastic, left-wing, and nationalist interpretations of the poet have grown in prominence ...

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