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Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
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English PhD Research Projects

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Modern Slavery in Literature: Searching for the Subaltern

Modern slavery involves the exploitation of a person in a form of incarceration for the financial or personal benefit of another; the exploitation can take many forms including labour, criminal or sexual exploitation, domestic servitude or organ harvesting. Read more

Language in Corona Times

Applications are invited for undertaking research for a PhD research project entitled ‘Language in Corona Times’. This project will explore literature and language expressing suffering and finding healing through grief and mourning during/after the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

‘Shut up’: Pandemic Lockdowns and Health Inequalities, 1600 to present day

COVID-19 lockdowns have helped bring UK communities together in a shared experience of incarceration, but research is also revealing inequalities in this experience across gender, region, and socioeconomic status. Read more

Creative Practice & Incarceration: Writing Maternity Diaries

This project will explore the use of creative writing practice as a means of improving women’s experiences of incarceration, as well as the impact of incarceration beyond their release. To do so, the project will engage with three specific groups of women in order to capture motherhood at different stages. Read more

Moving stories: narrating change along the shorelines of Spurn

About this project. Applications are invited for a fully funded interdisciplinary PhD scholarship drawing upon the research methodologies of Literature and Marine Science to investigate the narratives of Spurn, and understand the interrelation of coastal ecology, communities and cultures. Read more

The Body as Archive: Using the senses to retell histories of Ireland

Irish historiography is at an exciting juncture. Historians have become more willing to write from a place of ambiguity and to question existing narratives of the state and society. Read more

Inheriting Erasmus Darwin’s The Temple of Nature: Family History, Evolutionary Thought, and Public Debate

The project makes a timely contribution to research on science, poetry, and evolutionary theory through Erasmus Darwin’s pioneering philosophical poem The Temple of Nature (1803) while also further exploring the relationship between Erasmus and the legacies of his grandson, Charles Darwin. Read more

Experimental Fiction and the Literary Museum: The Legacy of Laurence Sterne (REF: NBC-CDA22/ADSS/HUM/WILLIAMS)

AHRC-funded through the Northern Bridge Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership. Shandy Hall in Coxwold, North Yorkshire, is a literary house museum dedicated to its most famous occupant, eighteenth-century novelist Laurence Sterne. Read more

Exploring how Natural Language Processing (NLP) can help with the diagnosis of dementia

  Research Group: Visual Computing
The Alzheimer’s Society acknowledges the COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant decrease in dementia diagnosis rates from 67.6% in February 2020 to 63.5% in June 2020. Read more

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