Literature, Art, and Film PhD and MPhil Supervisors

Our staff have research interests in exploring all aspects of the relations between writing, painting, engraving, sculpture and film. Find out more about Literature, Art and Film research at Leicester.

Dr David Clark

  • Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Literature
  • Old English and Old Norse Literature
  • Reception of the Middle Ages in Literature and Film

Dr Anne Marie D'Arcy

  • Medieval and Renaissance Wisdom Literature
  • Medieval and Renaissance Iconology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Political Theology/Canon Law
  • Medieval and Renaissance Romance
  • Langland, Chaucer, and the Gawain-Poet
  • Influence of Monasticism and the Religious Orders on Literature, 1200-1500
  • Medieval Mysticism and the Influence of Neo-Platonism in Particular
  • 19th and 20th Century Medievalism, especially James Joyce

Professor Martin Halliwell

  • Post-War American Writing
  • American Film 1945-2000
  • 1950s and 1960s American Culture
  • American and European Modernism
  • American Intellectual History
  • Transatlantic Literature and Culture
  • The Avant-Garde
  • American Visual Culture
  • Literary Adaptations
  • Disability and Modern/Contemporary Culture
  • American Ethnicity and Race
  • American Pragmatism
  • History of American Psychology and Psychoanalysis

Professor Sarah Knight

  • Shakespeare and Silent Film
  • Film Adaptation of Renaissance and Early Modern Plays

Dr Julian North

  • Romantic and Victorian Literature, especially Biographical or Autobiographical Writing in the Period c. 1790-1900
  • Biographical Projects
  • Drugs in Literature, especially 19th Century
  • Romantic and Victorian Writers
  • Literary Culture of the 1830s
  • 19th Century Domesticity
  • 19th Century Literature and Portraiture
  • The Brontes

Professor Philip Shaw

  • 18th and 19th Century Literature and Visual Culture
  • Art and War
  • Art and Aesthetics

Other PhD and MPhil Supervision Areas



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