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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Recent Submissions

  • The emancipating dwarf : cultural representations of short-statured characters 

    Sacco, Stephen (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-25) - Thesis
    Dwarfs and short-statured characters play an essential function in narratives, but they are often overlooked or dismissed. These characters, however, are not only in stories to add whimsy or to ‘spice up’ the atmosphere; ...
  • What we can't keep 

    Rich, Jessi Lee (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-04) - Thesis
    Set in a small village after a cliff slide tragedy has killed thirteen villagers who were on the beach below, the play focuses on the fractured relationship between Gillian and her husband Burdet, whose daughter Natalie ...
  • "With strange fantastic motions" : the development of the early Stuart antimasque 

    Horrocks, Rachel Pamela (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-25) - Thesis
    This thesis charts the development of the early Stuart antimasque, from its origins in Elizabethan progress entertainments to its extended presence in the final Caroline masques. Scholarship has traditionally located ...
  • Glazed 

    Robinson, Sean Maurice (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-25) - Thesis
    Two kinds of performance take place in these pages. There are the poems in roman script, which are given at least one page to themselves, and these are in a traditional lyric mode. There is no attempt to disguise this ...
  • Self-given law : individualism as an ethics of interpretation in Ben Jonson 

    Sutherland, Zoë (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-25) - Thesis
    Justice often doesn’t feel right. We make decisions according to rules that seem to weigh unfairly in favour of one person or another, to uphold an egregious principle, or to be plain wrong: we say life isn’t fair. Human ...

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