Category: Postgraduate Profiles

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Joseph Thorne

I am a PhD researcher at LJMU English, in receipt of the Fully-funded PhD Scholarship. Before coming to Liverpool, I did my undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where I did a special author paper on Oscar Wilde. I then completed an MA in...

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Jennie O’Reilly

I am a doctoral student based at LJMU’s Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History. My current project explores the representation of African American folk belief in the American imagination from the late nineteenth century to the present. My research is interdisciplinary and draws on a wide range of sources...

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Sam Saunders

I’m a PhD student in the Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History. Prior to starting my PhD I studied for a dual-honours degree in English and History at Bangor University, North Wales, before coming to LJMU in September 2014 and completing the MRes (Master of Research) degree in English...

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Samuel Caddick

I am a PhD student at the Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History and a graduate of both LJMU English’s undergraduate and MRes courses. My research explores the construction of Anglo-Indian social spaces in Raj Fiction 1877—1945 that builds on the work I undertook at Masters level. My research...

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Ryan Coogan

Before being awarded one of LJMU’s Graduate Teaching Assistantships in 2015, I completed my BA (First with honours, 2012) and MA (Distinction, 2014) in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. I also received funding for my Masters degree, and upon completion was awarded a prize for the highest distinction...

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Philip Crown

My research focuses on Robert Story, a Conservative labouring-class writer from the north of Britain—his membership of the self-taught literary tradition, and his cross- class connections with established authors and poets. In its sustained focus on original archive material my study recovers Story’s reading and writing experiences, and contextualises his...

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Christinna Hobbs

Christina Hobbs is a doctoral student at LJMU, funded by a Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science GTA award. Her research is on: ‘A Study in World Literature: Registering Independence in Twentieth-Century Fiction from the Danish North Sea Empire’.

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Chloé Holland

I am a PhD student at the Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History. Prior to my PhD, I graduated from the University of Salford with a first-class BA (Hons) in English Literature, and from the University of Chester’s Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture MA, for which I achieved a distinction....

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Krystina Osborne

Krystina is a PhD student at the Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History. Prior to this, she studied at LJMU for a BA in English, graduating with a First Class Honours degree, and for an MRes in Literature and Cultural History, achieving a Pass with Distinction. Krystina’s MRes thesis...