You have one more opportunity to take any modules you have failed: I am able to supervise a range of topics within these areas, as well as those related to my specialist final-year module. My final-year module is Contemporary French Writers: I would be happy to supervise projects on topics across these fields, including Catalan culture. In recent times, I have also developed an interest in the legacy of Rome as the global capital of the arts, with a particular focus on the worldwide dissemination of nineteenth-century Christian imagery through art, literature and silent cinema. I spend a lot of time in rare book collections and Michel Foucault is a frequent interlocutor.
I find the wealth of connections and exchanges across littoral and insular locales in the Caribbean, the Americas, Africa, and the Canary Islands both extremely attractive and challenging as objects of study. You will also be required to specify the final-year option that will serve as the co-requisite module for each of your proposals; this may often be a module taught by your proposed supervisor, but not necessarily. I’m super nerdy and serious, but my goal in supervising dissertations is to help students develop their skills as researchers and writers, to help them make insights through their own analysis of materials, and to conceive of their dissertations as more than just coursework. My current research projects centre mostly on: My final-year module not available in is Doing the Right Thing: You will also need to highlight any potential ethical issues posed by your research.
I have published extensively on devotional representations, looking at the wounded bodies of Christ and the saints, but am also interested in questions of appearance, race, and identity more broadly. I am very happy for students to take forward ideas related to the subjects, texts, and critical approaches covered in my teaching at levels I and II, or for students to develop ideas related specifically to the content of my specialist final-year module.
In terms of themes I am currently very interested in science and literature, in particular literary responses to evolutionism not only Darwin, also Goethe, Lamarck, de Vries and Stephen Jay Gouldalso posthumanism cyborgs, animal-human relationseco-literature, vampirism, and contagionism and literature. Neither variant is available to students taking a Dissertation in any other department.
I also work on medieval and Renaissance Italian literature as well as neo-Latin humanist commentaries.
Assessment At the end of each year you will be given an assessment mark for each of the modules you have taken. In recent times, I have also developed an interest in the legacy of Rome as the global capital of the arts, with a particular focus on the worldwide dissemination of nineteenth-century Christian imagery through art, literature and silent cinema.
The deadline for the submission of this form is 4pm on Thursday, June 13 th. In Epiphany, you will submit extracts from your dissertation for formative feedback, which your supervisor will provide orally and in writing. If you fail a core language module, you will not be permitted to continue study of that language in your final year.
Teaching, Learning, and Formative and Summative Assessment Full details of the supervision contact hours and the requirements for formative and summative assessment are given in the relevant module outline in the Faculty Handbook.
Particular attention should be paid to your choice of tied module cultural corequisitewhich, with the exception of non-core language modules including translation and interpreting modulescan be any level 3 cultural module you think could be of use to your dissertation.
I find the wealth of connections and exchanges across littoral and insular locales in the Caribbean, the Americas, Africa, and the Canary Islands both extremely attractive and challenging as objects of study. I welcome research proposals from students interested in: When you return to Durham in your final year, your topic will be firmed up through discussions with your allocated supervisor and your title will be approved early in Michaelmas term.
I am able to supervise a range of topics that fall broadly within these areas. I am also interested in the period of European modernism, and more specifically in the notions of subjectivity and fragmentation, which I have researched extensively in the works of Samuel Beckett and Carlo Emilio Gadda. I am happy for students to take forward ideas related to the topics, texts and critical approaches I teach at levels I and II.
In the Michaelmas term, you will be required to submit a research plan for formative feedback, comprising a draft abstract, an outline of the proposed structure of the dissertation and an annotated bibliography.
I am also interested in the history of Slavonic languages from the comparative structural, etymological and sociolinguistic perspectives.
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My final-year module not available in is French Cinema: I am interested in sociological approaches to literature or film and its relation to historical, political, and philosophical questions. They will also assess the methodological, conceptual and structural validity of your approach to your topic, and vissertation you to engage with broader theoretical and interdisciplinary agendas, as appropriate.
Students may only complete a Dissertation in one language and because the Dissertation is linked to another module, unfortunately students taking three mmlac will not be eligible for this option.
I have supervised undergraduate dissertations on topics such as: Tina Dyrham, Snuggly Books,I am also intersted in Creative Writing and contemporary French literature and would be happy to supervise students with an interest in 21 st -century French fiction. I’m a literary historian primarily, which dissetation that I’m interested in questions of how the literary tradition developed, who participated in it, who it served, how it changed over time, what topics it dealt with, and what technologies primarily codicological, but also performance-based it relied on.
I specialise on issues of gender and sexuality, and especially on the depiction of men, masculinities, sex and sexualities on the screen. They are also important transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.
Dissertation Specialisms and Topics
I have publishes on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Italian literature and culture before Dante and its relationship with the Occitan tradition, classical reception in Italian literature, the history of Romance languages, textual criticism, the theory and practice of intertextuality, cultural relations in 20th-century Italy.
Since module choices are also likely to be affected by the allocated dissertation topic, the student will also be asked to rank optional module choices corresponding to each proposal. My current research projects centre mostly on: The precise topic is to be determined by negotiation with the supervisor, and is subject to the approval of the Dissertation Coordinator and MLAC Undergraduate Education Committee. Recent dissertation topics include: Excluded Combination of Modules Any other dissertation module in any other academic department.
I have also written about some of the ways in which Russian poetry comes into contact with other media, such as painting and cinema. Additionally, I have specialist expertise in linguistics and research Arabic phonology and phonetics.