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Student profiles

​Our current and previous Research Students cover a range of subject areas in their work.

​Below are some examples:

Jung Soo Jo

Project title: Between Sacred and Secular: Catholicism and Society in South Korea

Jung Soo Jo is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds based at Leeds Trinity University. He has graduated from MA Korean Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

His main research interests are sociology of religion, Korean Christianity, modern East Asian history and World Christianity. For his doctoral dissertation, Jung Soo researches the place of Catholicism in the social change of South Korea since 1945.

Katie Lister

Project title: Ladies across the Lake: Arthurian Women Writers in England and America
With interest in the field of nineteenth-century medievalism, Katie made particular focus on women writers and their interpretations and appropriations of the medieval. Using a constructed critical model, Katie interrogated early nineteenth-century female contributions to our modern Arthurian canon.
The aim was to show the current theories that assert female authorship written in reaction to authoritative male texts, and therefore marginalising female contributions. The research was important for understanding how women authors contribute to our modern Arthurian canon formation.
Helen Kingstone
Project title: Histories of Modernity: Victorian Negotiations with the Recent Past, c. 1840 - 1899
The research project examined Victorian attempts to write contemporary history. Most Victorian national histories of Britain tended to avoid making judgements about events that had taken place in the nineteenth century, fearing they lacked sufficient hindsight to offer a definitive assessment. By contrast, this recent past is a repeated pre-occupation of the period's fiction, and a disporportionate number of Victorian novels are set back in time by 30 or 40 years into precisely this pre-Victorian era.
The thesis dealt with both novels and historiography, to consider the divergent responses of these two genres to the challenges of writing about the time period within living memory. In its final chapter, Helen looked at fin-de-siecle utopian writing, which sought to solve these problems by relocating their narratives into a future that offered an artificial hindsight on the nineteenth century.

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