Department of English

Fields |

Research directions

Comparative Literature

Angela Carter
Edmund Spenser
Allegory
Fairy-Tale Studies
Speculative Fiction
Postmodern Literature
Early Modern Literature
Gender Studies

American Literature and Culture

War and Military Death in post World War II Culture
The American Gothic
Neoliberal Gothic
Melodrama
Eco-Criticism and the Anthropocene
Counterculture Studies

British Literature

Early Modern literature
John Donne
Spatial studies

Linguistics

Neurolinguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Variation and Change
Language Contact and Language Change
Dialectology
Corpus Linguistics

Medieval Literature, Language and History

Mystery plays
textual history
medieval urbanisation

Gender and Queer Studies

Theories of the Subject
Queer Cinematic Temporalities
Camp Aesthetics
Queer in Translation/ Translating Queer Literature

Competences

Mémoires directed at other universities

Eveline Frei. Second-Language Learning in Switzerland: Swiss German Parents' Support for the Introduction of English at Primary School Level. Dir. Didier Maillat & Jürg Rainer Schwyter, University of Fribourg, 2007

Cindy Bottinelli. The Context of Science Fiction: Deictic Conception and Construction of Strange New Worlds. Dir. Didier Maillat, Exp. Jürg Rainer Schwyter, University of Fribourg, 2006

David Fux. Here is kydde cortaysye: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Medieval Courtesy Books. Dir. Denis Renevey. University of Fribourg, 2004

Nadine Gargantini. Women's Voices in The Canterbury Tales and The Legend of Good Women. Dir. Denis Renevey. University of Geneva, 2003

Mémoire expertise in Comparative Literature

Olivier Knechciak. Prêter sa voix: l'émergence du sujet d'énonciation dans cinq poèmes de William Blake et les traductions françaises de Pierre-Louis Matthey. Dir. Ute Heidmann, Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère, 2007. (DEA, Faculty Award)

Manon Groux. L'oiseau peut-il chanter seulement la chanson qu'il connaît? Analyse comparative des dialogues intertextuels dans La Belle au bois dormant de Perrault et The Lady of the House of Love de Carter. Dir. Ute Heidmann. Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère, 2007

Mercedes Gulin. La Fille des Cendres. Etude comparative de deux réécritures de Cendrillon: "Ashputtle or the Mother's Ghost" (1987) par Angela Carter et "L'Exaucée" (1894) par Marcel Schwob. Dir. Ute Heidmann, Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère, 2006. (Faculty Award)

Roxanne Granges. La construction de la narration dans Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Rousseau's L'Emile : Etude comparative de l'écriture de la création. Dir. Ute Heidmann, Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère, 2004. (DEA, Faculty Award)

Annick Panchaud. Quand l'agneau se couche aux côtés du tigre: Etude comparative de "La Belle et la Bête" de Madame Leprince de Beaumont, et de "The Courtship of Mr Lyon" et "The Tiger's Bride" d'Angela Carter. Dir Ute Heidmann, Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère, 2004 (Faculty Award, Prix Archipel)

Cécile Tschumi. Etude comparative de "La barbe bleue" de Charles Perrault, "La voluptueuse" de Marcel Schwob and "The Bloody Chamber" d'Angela Carter. Dir Ute Heidmann, Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère, 2004

Cécile Fornerod. Le rêve et la création littéraire chez Marguerite Yourcenar et Virginia Woolf: Etude comparative de The Waves et Les songes et les sorts. Dir. Claude Reichler, Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère, 2003

Mémoire expertise in Comparative Literature (continued)

Muriel Jacquod. Reprises du mythe d'Orphée et d'Eurydice au XXe siècle: Etude comparative de La nouvelle Eurydice de Marguerite Yourcenar et de poèmes de Margaret Atwood, H. D., Ellen Bryant Voigt et Alta. Dir Ute Heidmann, Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère, 2003

Anja Germond. La fictionnalisation de l'histoire: Etude comparée de W ou le souvenir d'enfance (Georges Perec), Kindheitsmuster (Christa Wolf) et Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie). Dir Ute Heidmann, Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère, 2003

Mémoire expertise for other universities

Thierry Bovey. Representing Blackness in Spike Lee's JungleFever, Clockers and Bamboozled. Dir. D. Madsen, Exp. Agnieszka Soltysik, University of Geneva, 2007

Daniela Schlaefli. Gatsby's Schedule in The Great Gatsby: The Myth of Benjamin Franklin's Self-Made Man. Dir. D. Madsen, Exp. Agnieszka Soltysik, University of Geneva, 2007

Reto Gloor. The Influence of Jazz on the Harlem Renaissance. Dir. D. Madsen, Exp. Agnieszka Soltysik, University of Geneva, 2006

Sophie Caversazio. Audre Lorde: Anticipating Black Feminism. Dir. D. Madsen, Exp. Agnieszka Soltysik, University of Geneva, 2006

Kirsten Harrison-Pons. Fragmentation in Don Delillo's Underworld. Dir. D. Madsen, Exp. Agnieszka Soltysik, University of Geneva, 2005

Daniele Piloni. Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Malcom X's liberating paths through literacy and language. Dir. D. Madsen, Exp. Agnieszka Soltysik, University of Geneva, 2005

Serena Ferrari. An American in Paris: Exile and Socio-Political Issues in Selected Works by James Baldwin. Exp. Boris Vejdovsky, University of Neuchâtel, 2004

Marie-Hélène Rey. Male Anxiety or Masculinisation of the Novel? Gender-Reversals in Maturin's The Wild Irish Boy and The Milesian Chief. Dir. R. Waswo, Exp. Agnieszka Soltysik, University of Geneva, 2004

Alexandra Herzog. From Greenhorns to Americans: a portrayal of Jewish women in Henry Roth's Call It Sleep, Anzia Yezierska's Bread Givers and Abraham Cahan's Yekel. Dir. D. Madsen, Exp. Agnieszka Soltysik, University of Geneva, 2004

Huwaida Obaid. Tragedy in the Twentieth Century: The Case of Arthur Miller. Dir. D. Madsen, Exp. Agnieszka Soltysik, University of Geneva, 2004

Ji-Yun Park. Dis-membering narratives and re-membering languages in Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman. Dir D. Madsen, Exp. Agnieszka Soltysik, University of Geneva, 2003

Mémoire expertise for other universities (continued)

Riggs, Ashley. Les contes de fées modernes: l'Histoire d'un avenir. Dir. Ian MacKenzie, Jurée Mathilde Fontanet, Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, ETI, Genève, 2007

Jury of doctoral theses

Fanny Mossière. Le diable et l'artiste, ou le brouillage du monde. Jury Boris Vejdovsky. University of Lausanne, 2007

Jens Harbecke. Mental Causation: Investigating the Mind's Powers in the Natural World. Jury Neil Forsyth. University of Lausanne, 2007

Matt Kimmerich. Salman Rushdie and Narrative Play. Jury Neil Forsyth. University of Bern, 2004

J.L Hernández. Autobiografía espiritual angloamericana. Jury Boris Vejdovsky
Madrid, Universidad Complutense, 2003

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar. The Polemical Protestant Dialogue in Elizabethan England. Jury Neil Forsyth. University of Geneva, 2003

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