A selection of MA theses supervised since 2011:
Amrit Singh, Behind the Grey Curtain: a study of the inner mechanisms of the sub-created world in J R R Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Dec 2012.
Tania Balderas, From Rulfo to Rushdie: Latin American and British Magic Realism, Sept 2013.
Victoria Baumgartner, The Genesis of Bloodshed: Violence on the Shakespearean Stage, June 2014.
Etienne Guilloud, Milton’s Paradise Regained and the New Testament. Co-supervised with Claire Clivaz, Biblical Studies Dept. Highest grade (6) awarded, and Faculty Prize, Feb 2014.
Nathalie Favre, The Regenerative Voice of Eve in Milton’s Paradise Lost.Highest grade (6) awarded, Jan 2014.
Amy Player, (Re)defining ‘nature’ in Alice Oswald’s Dart and Kathleen Jamie’s Findings and Sightlines, Jan 2013. Faculty Prize, Sept 2014.
Yasmina Naim, The Revenge of Milton’s Fallen Angels in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, June 2015.
Valeriya Vershinina, Metamorphic Selves in London Underworld Fiction, June 2015.
Danielle Barnett, The Ecodramas of Caryl Churchill and Anne Galjour: an Ecopoetic Approach to Theatre, August 2015.
Philippine Jaton, Storytelling in Children’s Holocaust Fiction, Sept 2015.
Aline Kohler, Ovidian Myth in Amy Beth Kirsten’s Music. Co-supervised with Mathilda Reichler, Musicologue at HEMU (Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne). Highest grade (6) awarded, Sept, 2015.
Chloe Falcy, ‘When orient light / Exhaling first from darkness they beheld’ (VII. 254-255): the Oriental Narrative of Milton’s Paradise Lost, June 2016.
Sandra Vuilleumier, ‘Man is to live; and all things live for Man’: Nature and Ecology in John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Sept 2016.
Jonathan Antunes Afonso, ‘I Stand in My Own Pain and Sing My Own Song’: Rewriting Eurydice in Modern and Contemporary Women’s Poetry, Dec 2016.
Marie-Laure Cap, Chronotopic Ethics: Fleshing Out Time and Space in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, May 2017.
MEMOIRE EXAMINATION (as expert), University of Lausanne
Delphine Hirschi, From Beowulf to Frodo: New Heroism in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, 2011. Supervisor: Denis Renevey.
Jessica Monnet, Meaning behind Metamorphoses in Alasdair Gray’s Lanark, 2011. Supervisor: Kirsten Stirling.
Marie Emilie Walz, When The Faerie Queene enters The Bloody Chamber, 2012. Supervisor: Martine Hennard Dutheil du Rochère.
Philip Lindhom, Blindness and Insight in Lyrical Ballads and Other Selected Romantic Texts, 2012. Supervisor: Roelof Overmeer.
Harley Edwards, Gustav Hasford’s Vietnam War Novels, Jan 2014: Supervisor Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
Estell Hegglin, Harry Potter saga. Aug 2015. Supervisor: Kirsten Stirling.
Sophie Toscan. Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Margaret Drabble’s The Mill Stone, and Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach, Jan 2016. Supervisor: Valérie Cossy.
A selection of previous MA supervision topics (University of Sheffield, 1993-2010)
Alasdair Gray; Margaret Atwood and Marge Piercy; Postmodern war narratives; Gender in Katabatic literature; Flann O’Brien and Paul Auster; Milan Kundera; Mervyn Peake; War in Children’s and Crossover Fiction; Ursula LeGuin and Philip Pullman.