Doctoral study in the Department of Modern Languages

The Department’s established reputation for conducting cutting-edge, international quality research makes it an ideal place to pursue doctoral study. We offer supervision and research training in French, German, Spanish and Latin American Studies with a focus on topics such as:

Literature and anthropology; French Renaissance and Baroque poetry; La Fontaine, Victor Hugo, Jean Giono, Francis Ponge, Eugène Savitzkaya. Creative writing: French Poetry; Travel culture and travel literature in Europe, particularly in early modern France; early modern French intellectual history; writing and reading practices in early modern France; history of French journalism; German sociolinguistics, especially processes of standardisation and attitudes towards non-standard varieties of German; Literature and history of German-speaking refugees, autobiographies and memoirs, the Kindertransport, issues of translation and refugee writing, German-Jewish literature and culture, women’s writing in German; Stylistic comparative research on XIXth century Spanish novels; Latin American poetry; Spanish short stories 1990-2004; Gender in Cuban cinema of the Revolution; Masculinity and feminism in Cuba; representations of gender in Spanish and Spanish American film; European Performance Philosophy, Lacanian Psychoanalysis & European Theatre, Žižek & Theatre/Performance, the New Tragic, Sarah Kane, Theatre Translation & Translation Theory.

Aberystwyth University has excellent facilities and the National Library of Wales (one of Britain’s four copyright libraries) is located in Aberystwyth.

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