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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  • Twentieth-century pageants : word, music, and drama in inter-war Britain 

    Gordon, Parker (University of St Andrews, 2021-12-01) - Thesis
    This thesis investigates the understudied genre of twentieth-century British pageants and highlights their literary, musical, dramatic, cultural, and political significance. Contributing methodologies and readings to pageant ...
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    Bonini, Chiara Madeleine (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-02) - Thesis
  • 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 ...
  • Subjection and domination in the work of Ian McEwan 

    Buchanan, Angela May Roger (University of St Andrews, 2000) - Thesis
    The thesis identifies the theme of domination and subjection as a significant one in the work of the contemporary English novelist, Ian McEwan. Throughout his work he demonstrates how personal relationships can be seen as ...

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