We welcome applications from students with research interests in any area of modern or medieval and classical literature in the western European languages. Special research focuses include: the classical tradition, postcolonial literatures; and relations between modern literature and the visual arts.
Current PhD topics include:
- Embodiment in literature and theory;
- The temporality of touch;
- Mythic time in the novel;
- Metonymy in Ancient Greek and German poetry.
Research students present their work at the regular Research Seminar, also attending other Department seminars as appropriate. A wealth of seminars (eg the Reading and Reception Seminar) are run by the various Institutes of the University of London School of Advanced Study.
Training involves the Research Seminar; courses organised by the King's Learning Institute and the Department of Digital Humanities; and specialised research training in the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies in the University of London's School of Advanced Study. In addition, you can enhance or broaden your language competence through daytime or evening classes in the Modern Language Centre.
Head of group/division
Professor Javed Majeed
King's College London
Expected to be PhD (initial registration for MPhil), three years FT, four-six years PT.
This is a relatively new research programme, but we expect our students to continue in academia or work in the cultural sector.
Year of entry 2013