Doctoral researchers in Modern Languages

Giulia Covarino

Giulia Covarino

Assistant Language Tutor in Modern Languages

My main research interest is the role of literature in the teaching of a foreign/second language and its impact on students’ learning. More generally, I am interested in all aspects of language pedagogy. I teach courses on Italian language at different levels of proficiency. 

Maria Del Buono

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: An Interdisciplinary dialogue between cinema and its posters: Italy 1945-1979
Supervisors: Dr Clodagh Brook and Dr Lara Pucci(University of Nottingham)
PhD Italian Studies

I completed my BA in Science and Technology of Art at the University of Palermo in 2009. Subsequently, I obtained my MA in History of Art cum laudeat the University of Siena, in 2012, under the ...

Mélina Delmas

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: Translation and the retranslation of female-authored fiction in the 20th century

Supervisors: Dr Kate Ince 

 

Dr Fabrizio Di Maio

Dr Fabrizio Di Maio

Teaching Fellow

My main areas of interest are 20th and 21st Century Italian literature, with a particular focus on the relations between history and literature. I am also interested on the use of theatre and cinema in the learning of Italian.

Farah Nadia Harun

Farah Nadia Harun

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Corpus-Based Stylistic Analysis on Women's Issues: A Study of Modern Arabic Newspapers
SupervisorDr Anissa Daoudi and Dr Paul Thompson
PhD Modern Languages

Currently, I am doing my Phd in Modern languages particularly in Arabic. Previously, I have completed my BA and MA in Arabic and Communication at Islamic Science University of Malaysia. My interest is on Arabic and Media.

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Muhammad Marwan Ismail

Muhammad Marwan Ismail

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Discursive Constructions and Struggles Around the Arab Spring: Critical Discourse Analysis of Modern Arabic News Articles
SupervisorDr Anissa Daoudi
PhD Modern Languages

Currently, I am doing my Phd in Modern languages (Arabic). Previously, I have my BA in Arabic Language and Literature form The Hashemite University, Jordan and MA in Arabic Linguistic from International Islamic ...

Anne M. Leahy

Anne M. Leahy

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Paths to Signed Language Interpreting in Great Britain and America since 1150 AD
Supervisor: Dr Hilary Brown
PhD in Modern Languages (Translation)

I have been a private practice American Sign Language-English interpreter/translator, mentor and presenter since 1989. My MA is in Professional Communication, from Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, US. My thesis introduced a model ...

Balsam Mustafa

Balsam Mustafa

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Translating Islamic State (Daesh): reframing narratives
Supervisors: Dr Natalia Rulyova and Professor Scott Lucas
PhD in Modern Languages (Translation)

I started my PhD at Birmingham University in 2013. My focus is on translation, media, and politics, particularly with regards to Islamic State in Iraq.  I completed my BA and MA in translation and interpreting studies in ...

Anna Lisa Somma

Anna Lisa Somma

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: 'Donna con donna' (woman with woman): representations of female-female desire in early modern Italian literature
Supervisor: Dr Ita Mac Carthy and Dr Charlotte Ross
PhD Italian Studies

I completed my BA in Italian literature at the University of Pisa and my MA in Modern Philology at the Sapienza University of Rome. I also obtained a Master’s Degree in Teaching Italian Culture ...

Xiaolong Tang

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Using Technology to Facilitate Students’ Learning of Chinese Characters
SupervisorProfessor John Klapper
PhD Modern Languages