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:

  • French: The Enlightenment; Romanticism; early modern literature and ideas; modern literature; comparative literature; literature and anthropology; women's writing; gender studies; postcolonialism; and poetry 
  •  German: 20th century literature, history and culture; literature and anthropology; women's social and cultural history of 20th century; refugees from National Socialism; German-Jewish history; exile writing; translation studies, especially the translation of drama/dialogue and Holocaust testimony; Performance philosophy, post-1956 European drama, and the New Tragic
  • Spanish: Stylistic comparison of 19th century Spanish novels; North African comparative colonial literature; Cuban history and culture; Spanish and Spanish American film; literature and anthropology; 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

 Aberystwyth University has excellent facilities and the National Library of Wales (one of Britain’s four copyright libraries) is located in Aberystwyth. See our staff pages for further details: