Comparative Literature

Research students

Given the wide-ranging research interests of our staff, the Department of Comparative Literature at Kent is in a strong position to supervise high-quality graduate work across the European literatures. Particular strengths include the European avant-garde, modernism, postmodernism, literary theory, literature and philosophy, and medical humanities, although we can also supervise research on other periods from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Our current research students include:

Current Students

  • Clémence Ardin, 'The Myth of the Fallen Angel in French and English Romantic Poetry (working title), (PhD project). Supervisors: Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner (primary) and Larry Duffy (secondary)
  • Mylène Branco, 'Body and Mind in Dystopian Fiction: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-First' (PhD project). Supervisors: Dr Paul March-Russell (primary) and Dr Patricia Novillo-Corvalán (secondary)
  • Lesley Gray, 'What’s the Fascination? An Interdisciplinary Study of Mesmerism and the Dynamics of Power' (PhD project). Supervisors: Dr Patricia Novillo-Corvalán (primary) and Dr Paul March-Russell (secondary)
  • Muradiye Kiyak, 'Turkish-Latin American Literary Relations: Magical Realism, Politics, and Solidarity' (PhD project). Supervisors: Dr Patricia Novillo-Corvalán (primary) and Dr Axel Stahler (secondary)
  • Mariana Saúl, 'The Case of the Seventh Circle: British Detective Fiction and Transcultural Genre Seeding in 1940s Argentina' (Mphil project). Supervisors: Dr Patricia Novillo-Corvalán (primary) and Dr Natalia Sobrevilla Perea (secondary)
  • Juan Luis Toribio-Vazquez, 'Nihilism and Narrative Form in Twentieth-Century European and Latin American Literature' (PhD project). Supervisors: Professor Shane Weller (primary) and Professor Ben Hutchinson (secondary)


Comparative Literature, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 827159 or email the department

Last Updated: 19/09/2018