Past postgraduate students

Discover our postgraduate students' completed research projects and published research.

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Alessandra Giorgioni

Alessandra Giorgioni is exploring the theories and practices of literary translation as collaborative creative writing.

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Claudia Jardine

Claudia Jardine was studying Anna Komnene and the author of the Alexiad: double consciousness and the construction of the authorial persona.

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Dana Guisasola

Dana analysed the representation of the Catalan nation in three novels by the Catalan writer Juan Marsé.

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Eilish Draper

Eilish Draper used inscriptions to examine the interaction between mythological evidence and Gaia’s presence in Greek cult.

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Eleonora Bello

Eleonora Bello studied the relationship between cultural perceptions of mental disorders and psychiatric experiences. 

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Emma Powell

Emma Powell explored ‘akapapa’anga—the Cook Islands Māori practice of genealogy making.

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Fahim Afarinasadi

Fahim Afarinasadi is advancing multi-modal, cross-cultural translation with a case study in localising football club websites.

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Francesca Benocci

Francesca Benocci produced an annotated anthology of contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand women poets translated into Italian.

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Jess Marinaccio

Jessica Marinaccio’s research focused on Tuvalu–Taiwan cultural diplomacy through performance.

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Lehyla Heward

Lehyla Heward researched Chinese and Korean intellectual history in Manchuria of the 1930s.

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Luc Arnault

Luc Arnault researched loyalty, balance, and creativity in the translation of New Zealand poetry into French.

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Mengying Jiang

Mengying Jiang researched English translations of contemporary Chinese women writers.

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Mohsen Kafi

Mohsen Kafi is exploring the promotion and reception of translated fiction in New Zealand.

Nancy Marquez

Nancy Marquez’s aims to present annotated translations of early 17th century letters composed in colonial Mexico

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Rory McKenzie

Rory McKenzie explored the challenges of subtitling humour using Fantozzi (1975) as a case study.

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Sarah Mahalli

Sarah Mahalli researched Andean visual culture and counterhegemony in the works of Peruvian writer and anthropologist José María Arguedas.

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Setor Novieto

Setor Novieto researched the theoretical and conceptual issues of Cuban and Ghanaian post-colonial literature.

Vinko Kerr-Harris

Vinko Kerr-Harris examined the impact of cultural exchange between Bronze Age Crete and Pharaonic Egypt upon the development of elite culture in Minoan society.

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Ziming Liu

Ziming Liu was working on memory in the aftermath of the Athenian Amnesty.