Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Potential Research Areas and Supervisors


Potential Research Areas and Supervisors

Ozouf Amedegnato

Ozouf Amedegnato

Sociolinguistics; applied linguistics; linguistics-literature interface; Emile Benveniste

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Mushegh Asatryan

Mushegh Asatryan

Religious, cultural and social history of the medieval Islamic Middle East; interface between religion, culture and society; Islamic history; Shi’ism; Arabic and Persian languages

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Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios

Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios

Latin-American cinemas, popular cultures and literatures; gender, ethnicity, and class issues in cinemas and literatures from Latin America, including Argentina, Colombia, Mexico; application of the lens of theories on social space, genre, performance, neocolonialism, and transnational studies to contemporary cinemas, audiovisual materials, and literary productions of the Hispanic world.

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 Marie-Andrée Bergeron

Marie-Andrée Bergeron

20th-century Québec literature; discourse analysis; feminist studies; literary theories

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Elena Bratishenko

Elena Bratishenko

Slavic historical linguistics; diachronic nominal morphosyntax; cognitive approaches to linguistics; Russian language and culture; the dialect of Medieval Novgorod; Medieval Slavic literature; Proto-Indo-European

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Francesca Cadel

Francesca Cadel

Italian and Film Studies, Modernism and Comparative Literature, with a focus on the Postwar Period, and authors such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elsa Morante, Umberto Saba, Ezra Pound, History of Ideas, Philosophy, and Translation. Italian classics such as Alessandro Manzoni’s I promessi sposi and Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio are also included.

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Wei Cai

Wei Cai

Second Language Listening, Vocabulary Acquisition, Language Teaching Materials Development and Evaluation, Second Language Acquisition, Chinese Applied Linguistics

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Mark Conliffe

Mark Conliffe

Russian culture, Russian language, 19th and early 20th-century Russian literature

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Cheryl Dueck

Cheryl Dueck

GDR and post-unification German literature and culture; German and Central European cinema

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Sélom K. Gbanou

Sélom K. Gbanou

Francophone African Literature; postcolonial studies; theatre; visual arts; literary theories

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Angela George

Angela George

Sociolinguistics; second language acquisition; second language pedagogy; Hispanic linguistics; language variation; language contact

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Olga Mladenova

Olga Mladenova

Slavic and Balkan languages and cultures; textual studies; historical linguistics; ethnolinguistics; semantics; pragmatics; etymology

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Mary Grantham O'Brien

Mary Grantham O'Brien

German; second language acquisition and learning; pronunciation; speech perception; speech production; prosody

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Elizabeth Montes

Elizabeth Montes

Latin American prose fiction; Latin American women writers; literature and film in Latin America

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Jean-François Richer

Jean-François Richer

French Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries

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Rachel Schmidt

Rachel Schmidt

Cervantes; early-modern Spanish literature; visual arts and literature; literary theory

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Jan Süselbeck

Jan Süselbeck

Emotion research; literary antisemitism; the Holocaust and its aftermath; postcolonial studies; film and theatre studies

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Luis Torres

Luis Torres

Contemporary Spanish-American literature; exile literature; creative writing; prose, poetry and theatre

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Devika Vijayan

Devika Vijayan

Travel literature, 17th century French literature, Jesuit writings on Canada and India

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Martin Wagner

Martin Wagner

18th- and 19th-century European literature; German intellectual history; German literature

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Anthony Wall

Anthony Wall

Literary theory (relationship between literature and the visual arts); 18th-century France (Denis Diderot); Mikhail Bakhtin; contemporary French and Québécois literatures

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Benjamin Whaley

Benjamin Whaley

Modern Japanese Literature, Manga and Anime Studies, Videogame Studies, Music

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 X. Jie Yang

X. Jie Yang

Classical Japanese; Japanese medieval literature; picture scrolls; digital technology; digital humanities

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