Current PhD students
Postgraduate research students in American Studies work on a wide range of topics. Here's an indication of some of the work going on in the programme:
- Natalia Armitage - 'The Voodoo Doll as Historical and Cultural Artefact'
- Joshua Gulam - 'Hollywood Philanthropic: The Cultural Politics of Do-gooding Film Stars'
- David Jones - 'Apart and a Part: Dissonance, Double Consciousness, and the Politics of Black Identity in African American Literature, 1946-1964'
- Olga Michael - 'Pastiche and Family Strife in Contemporary American Women's Graphic Memoirs: Phoebe Gloeckner, Lynda Barry and Alison Bechdel'
- Joseph Morton - 'Reconsidering the Dream: A Critical Examination of California Historiography and Literature'
- Gemma Moss - 'Modernist Literature and Musical Form: James Joyce, Ezra Pound and Sylvia Townsend Warner'
- Katie Myerscough - 'Progressive Plans and Urban Realities in St. Louis, 1890-1930'
- Janet Rogerson - 'As Obvious as an Ear: Frank O'Hara's Sound'
- Alicia Rouverol - 'The Narrative Now: A Study of the Use of Time in Jennifer Egan's A Visit From the Goon Squad and Ali Smith's The Accidental'
- Matthew Stallard - 'New Orleans 1820-1835: Labour, Wealth, Gender, and Slavery'
- James West - 'Ebony Magazine and the Making and Selling of Modern Black History'