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  • Abletshauser Alexandra (English Literature)
    Sentimental Fiction? Social Issues in Canadian Women’s Writing, 1880-1914
  • Ahmed Sameer (English Lit (Creative Writ)PhD)
    The 'Oriental Despot' in historical fiction and fictional history
  • Al Othman Kawthar Yasser N (English Literature)
    Mapping the Self in Contemporary Middle-Eastern Migrant Fiction: A Geocritical Reading
  • Alhawiti Amani Saleem M (English Literature)
    The Future is Now: Reflections of Contemporary Society in British Dystopian Literature
  • Allen William (English Literature)
    Sonic Neurologies: Sound and Schizophrenia in the works of David Foster Wallace and Richard Powers
  • ALShammari Wansah Fawaz M (English Literature)
    The Representation of Psychosis in Post-War American Drama: A Biopsychosocial Approach
  • Alzahrani Eman Abdulrahman A (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Code-Switching and its function in bilingual classrooms
  • Anderson Jonathan (Theology&ReligStudies)
    Departing the Parting, Jean-François Lyotard's 'The Hyphen' in Light of Jewish and Christian Studies
  • Asiry Ebtehal Ali A (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Investigating Phonological Variation and Change in Leicester
  • Bates Alistair (Theology&Religious Studies)
    Evaluation of marginalization of involuntary singleness and childlessness within the Northern Irish evangelical church and development of an alternative framework for improved Congregational inclusion
  • Bianchin Ruggero (English Lang & Lingst)
    Rouncefallis in Italian
  • Black Michael (English Literature)
    Seeing and Writing': Affinities between William Blake and Virginia Woolf
  • Booth Ruth (Creative Writing)
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  • Bouch Joe (Scottish Literature)
    The nuisance and disturbance of the outsider
  • Bülbül Candaş Aslı (English Literature)
    Philosophical Exploration of the Pursuit of Perfection
  • Burns William (English Literature)
    Threads of Memory: Oral History and Paisley's Thread Mills
  • Butterworth-Parr Francis (English Literature)
    Video Games as Metaphor in the Contemporary Novel: 1984 to Writing Now
  • Clark Nia (Scottish Literature)
    Self, Mirrors and Others: Voices in the Poetry and Plays of Liz Lochhead
  • Copeland Alicia (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Creating Worlds with Words - How Language is Used in Fantasy Roleplaying Games to Create Immersive Environments
  • Creechan Louise (English Literature)
    The Disabling Politics of Literary Illiteracy in the Victorian Novel
  • Cruickshank Dan (Theology&Religious Studies)
    “Hitler has created a resurrection of the German people”: Perceptions of the Third Reich in the Church of England, 1933-1945
  • Davis Thomas (Theology&Religious Studies)
    William Cunningham: Historical Theologian
  • Driggers Taylor (English Literature)
    Becoming Psyche: Quest(ion)ing Myths of the Divine Feminine in the Desert
  • Ferguson Joanne (Scottish Literature)
    James Hogg and Robert Burns through lens of 'natural genius'
  • Ferguson Margaret (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Sociolinguistic study of Galloway Irish: A lasting dialect of southwest Scotland
  • Finlayson Natalie Eloise (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Semantic fields in English and German and their translation in literature
  • Fletcher Rachel (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Challenging periodisation in the evolution of English: a lexicographical perspective
  • Friend Beverley (Practical Theology)
    Does the religious and moral education taught in Scottish schools today directly oppose the beliefs and codes of the student's own community? Is something very important at risk of being lost and how would this loss alter a community?
  • Gallagher Kevin (Scottish Literature)
    Death, Afterlives and the American Civil War: The Cultural Reception of Robert Burns, 1796-1865.
  • Gannon Erin (Creative Writing)
    Their Names Rang Out: On Poets, Performance, and Populism
  • Hansen Moira (Scottish Literature)
    “Melancholy and low spirits are half my disease”: Physical and mental health in the life of Robert Burns
  • Harris Sine (Scottish Literature)
    Scottish Embroidery in, and as, Scottish Literature
  • Harvie Steven (English Literature)
    Archiving Muriel Spark
  • Hastie Catherine (English Lit (Creative Writ)PhD)
    “Mademoiselle Albertine is gone” In Search of Love, Truth and the Erotics of Surveillance: A Critical-Creative Encounter with Modernist and Contemporary representations of surveillance focusing on the work of Marcel Proust
  • Hinde Amber (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Persuasion in Preventive Medical Texts 1848-1914
  • Holdsworth Lucinda (English Literature)
    Divine Abuse in Modern Depictions of Lucifer
  • Howe Chiara (American Studies)
    The Post-Transcendentalist Poetics of Walt Whitman
  • Judge Shelby (English Literature)
    Exploring contemporary women writers’ reclamation of myth for feminist purpose, specifically within the Canongate Myth Series.
  • KHAN AMINA (Theology&Religious Studies)
    Resurrecting the heroines of South Asian Sufi folklore as Muslim feminists
  • Koristashevskaya Elina (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Semantic fields and literary interpretation: studies in the style of English poetry.
  • Kristensen-McLachlan Ross Deans (English Lang & Linguistics)
    A Cognitive Linguistic analysis of narratives of illness and recovery
  • Lanos Kiation-Qatjon (English Literature)
    The liberating Impact of masochism
  • Lawrence Heidi (English Literature)
    Nature and the Human Psyche in Madeleine L’Engle’s Vicky Austin Novels
  • LI SUPING (Scottish Literature)
    Robert Burns's Shaping of Cultural Identity in His Country Poems
  • Lusk Kirsty (English Literature)
    Parnell to Partition: Irish-Scottish Connections, 1880-1921
  • Lyle Gina (Scottish Literature)
    Meat as Metaphor in Contemporary Scottish Women's Fiction
  • Lynch Christopher (English Literature)
    ‘Terry Pratchett’s Ankh-Morpork and the Development of Urban Fantasy from the 1980s to the Present’
  • Marchidanu Maria Ioana (Scottish Literature)
    Unmasking the Outsider - Identity and Existentialism
  • Markovic Ana (English Literature)
    Oscar Wilde's Queer Afterlives: Sexuality in Post- and Neo-Victorian Wildeana
  • Marshall Edward (English Lang & Lingst)
    Do choirs have accents?
  • Maxwell Stuart Laurence (Scottish Literature)
    Scottish Romanticism and the Sublime
  • Mazza Ana (English Literature)
    Nigerian Cityscapes: an Ecocritical Reading of Narratives of Development and Modernity in Anglophone Novels since 1954
  • McCracken Saskia (English Literature)
    Woolf Hatching Darwin: (R)evolutionary Avian Tropes in the Works of Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin
  • McDougall Gillean (Creative Writing)
    'Madness to Memoir: Creative Writing in the Asylum Space.'
  • Middleton Lindsay (English Literature)
    The Technical Recipe: A Formal Analysis of 19th Century Food Writing
  • Mohammad Bakir Mohammad Saleh (Theology&Religious Studies)
    The Legacy of ʿAbdullāh Al-Hararī in the Scope of Islamic-Lebanese Sectarianism; with Special Reference to The Sunnī-Wahhābi Conflict
  • Molloy Deborah (American Studies)
    The Sick Apple: A geocritical investigation into female mental illness in New York fiction set between 1925 and 1955
  • Murtezaoglu Lydia (English Literature)
    Second Cities of Empire: Glasgow and Calcutta/ Kolkata
  • O'Brien Michael (English Literature)
    Mythological Speculation in Contemporary Religious Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Ollikainen Iiris (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Attitudes towards authority in early English medical writing
  • Orr Charlotte (Medical Humanities)
    Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932): Physician-Writer of the British Empire
  • Paterson Fiona (Scottish Literature)
    ‘Poetry and the Idea of ‘World Language’ in Hugh MacDiarmid’s In Memoriam James Joyce (1955)’
  • Paxton Steven (Practical Theology)
    Redemption, Reconciliation and Development: The evolving role and mission of Pentecostal Churches in East Africa.
  • Pearce Jo (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Voice quality in contemporary Scotland: perception, gender, & identity
  • Petersen Daniel (English Literature)
    : How can recent theoretical developments in ecocriticism contribute to an understanding of the works of Cormac McCarthy and R. A. Lafferty? Does a refined theory of 'ecomonstrosity' illuminate how these authors challenge the practice of ecomimesis in
  • Phillips Joshua (English Literature)
    “In illness, with the police off duty”: Virginia Woolf and the Aesthetics of the Institution
  • Power Mairi (English Literature)
    Digital Identities: Technology and Selfhood in Jennifer Egan’s Fiction
  • Purcell Stuart (English Literature)
    The New Writing: Media, Practice, and Time
  • Pyle Hannah (Scottish Literature)
    ‘[I]t was merely the appearance of flesh without the substance’: How the Victorians received James Hogg (1770-1835)
  • Rae Emily (English Lang & Linguistics)
    The Relationships Between the Texts of Ælfric
  • Rae Rebecca (Scottish Literature)
    Attentiveness, receptivity and detachment - Kathleen Jamie's
  • Reid Jessica (Scottish Literature)
    Restoring the Restoration: Thomas Sydserf’s Life and Works (c.1624-89)
  • Renelle Tawnya (Creative Writing)
    Exploring the Experience of Experiment: A Hybrid Look at Hybrid
  • Ruane Rose (Creative Writing)
    Exploring research-based creative writing as an ethical strategy for amplifying silenced voices from asylum archives
  • Schaafsma Linde Marije (English Literature)
    War Imagery in the Works of James Joyce A study to demonstrate how several wars feature in James Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake by closely examining both texts. See research outline for preliminary bibliography.
  • Selfe David (English Lang & Linguistics)
    The Licht Fantastik: An Historical Study of the Scots Language in Fantasy
  • Sexon Sophie (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Queering the wounds of Christ in late medieval texts, images and performances, and in modern queer body art.
  • Shelton James Lucas Baugher (English Literature)
    “Small Hands Do Them Because They Must:” Examining the Reception of The Lord of the Rings Among Children and Adolescents
  • Shirreffs Gillian (Creative Writing)
    An exploration of the relationship between object and illness by means of a novel, Brodie, and a collection of essays and images entitled, Subject-Verb-Object.
  • Sledmere Maria (Creative Writing)
    Anthropocene Aesthetics: Tracing Deep-Time, Daily Life and Dark Ecology through Critical-Creative Practice
  • Smith Kieran (English Literature)
    The Composite World: The Short Story Composite in Contemporary American Literature
  • Sowa Robert (Theology&Religious Studies)
    The Theological discourses of John Paul II and Jürgen Moltmann on human dignity and ecology and their relevance in the Promotion of Interfaith Dialogue in Sierra Leone.
  • Spence Sarah (English Literature)
    Representations of Stigmatised Health Issues in Scottish fiction 1979-present
  • Spiers John (Theology&Religious Studies)
  • Spoto Angela (Creative Writing)
    Use of the Fantastic and the Impossible in Scottish Writing to Expose Realities of Domestic Abuse
  • Stevenson Heather (English Literature)
    A critique of Pre-Raphaelite interactions through word, image and design with their literary 'immortals'-– Shakespeare, Tennyson and Keats.
  • Stoer John Edmund (Theology&Religious Studies)
    A review/critique of the Scottish Catholic Religious Education Programme, This is Our Faith (2011), from a Catholic theological perspective and that of Jesuit education and Ignatian pedagogy.
  • Sullivan Diarmid (English Literature)
    Ruskin, Proust & Sebald: Romanticism, Composition & Autobiography
  • Swank Kristine Ainsworth (English Literature)
    Irish Mythology, Lit and Lang in works of JRR Tolkien
  • Szpotanski Daniel (English Lang & Linguistics)
    Irony and Sarcasm in Political Discourse
  • Tam Ka Pok (Theology&Religious Studies)
    Identifying Oneself -- Kierkegaard's Response to Identity Crisis
  • Thomas Florence (English Literature)
    A Protean Epic: Classical influence in post-modern American epic
  • Thomson Niamh (English Lang & Lingst)
    An assessment of the semantic field ‘mental illness’ in the Historical Thesaurus of English
  • Vickery Zachary Adam (Theology&Religious Studies)
    The Vorlage and Translation Technique of the Septuagint Minor Prophets
  • Vucic Dzenana (English Literature)
    Affective Theory: A Genealogy of Autotheory as an Embedded and Embodied Philosophical Praxis
  • Ward Emma Louise (English Literature)
    Unbecoming Modern: The Work of Mina Loy
  • Wells Heather (Scottish Literature)
    Catharine Trotter Cockburn (c.1674-1749): The influence of nation, faith and gender in her literary writing.
  • Westerberg Fabienne (English Lang & Linguistics)
    An articulatory, acoustic and sociolinguistic investigation of Swedish Viby-i
  • Wills Kathryn (Theology&Religious Studies)
    A Study of Yves Bonnefoy’s Translations of Key Poems of W.B. Yeats, exploring their Interpretation of Yeatsian Concepts in the Light of Bonnefoy’s Literary and Theological Presupposition
  • Wood Joseph (English Literature)
    CICELY SAUNDERS AND THE NARRATIVE LEGACIES OF ‘TOTAL PAIN’
  • Xi Kun (English Literature)
    “Victorian Female Travellers’ Paradoxical Identities and Their Writings of East Asia”
  • Yao Zhuodan (English Literature)
  • Younas Abida (English Literature)
    The narratives of the Arab Spring: A Critical Study of the selected Arab Fiction in English
  • Young Joanne (Creative Writing)
    The development of protest in women's literary responses to war and combat in the UK and North America in the twenty-first century.