Modern Languages (School of)
St Andrews has a long-standing reputation in particular for research in French, German, Italian, Russian and Hispanic Studies, and has expanded its interests to include Arabic, Persian and Comparative Literature. We also have a number of research institutes which allow colleagues with shared interests in different departments to work on research projects together. In addition to these concentrations, with their respective areas of interest covering a wealth of disciplines which include world literature, linguistics, cinema, history, gender, identity studies, and comparative literature.
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Gender, queer imagery and queer visibility in the German Democratic Republic (2022-06-17) - ThesisIn this thesis, I explore the concept of queer visibility in the German Democratic Republic. I analyse a broad selection of literary and film texts, to ascertain how sexual and gender identities were conceptualised in the ...
Paul Valéry's politics of hesitation : Europe, myth and the voice of the other (2022-06-17) - ThesisThis thesis studies Paul Valéry's idea of literary practice and how it relates to the political. To this end, it explores his engagement with the myths of Narcissus and Faust. Valéry is a thinker who contemplates the ...
The acquisition of Bradford English dialect features by adult speakers of Pakistani heritage (2022-11-30) - ThesisThis thesis examines the multiple linguistic and social factors that condition dialect acquisition in second-language speakers of English living in Bradford, UK. More specifically, it provides a quantitative analysis of ...
Federico García Lorca’s poetry in English : translating the margins (2021-12-01) - ThesisFederico García Lorca (1898-1936) boasts a rich textual afterlife through translation. Thus far, academic research has largely neglected the study of the translated texts themselves, particularly the repeated renderings ...
The linguistic construction of heroes and villains in the English-language press of Malawi : from totalitarianism to democracy, 1964-2012 (2016-02-01) - ThesisUsing the conceptual metaphors of ‘hero’ and ‘villain’, the study argues that identities of Malawian presidents are not objective socio-constructs but dependent on political systems and newspaper ideology. Anchored ...