Current Research Projects in CMII

A selection of projects by current research students in CMII:

Comparative Literature

Stefano Bellin - The Shame of Being a Man: A Deconstructive Reading of Primo Levi

Naomi Charlotte Fukuzawa - Self, ghosts and love - literary impressions around modern Japan in the writings of  Lafcadio Hearn, Pierre Loti, Mori Ogai and Natsume Soseki

Aysun Kiran - ‘Rewriting’ the Past Through Cinema: A Comparative Analysis of Conflicting Narratives on Violence in 1990s Turkey

Christiane Luck - 'Can literature convince where theory has failed?' A comparative study of English and German literary texts thematising gendered language

Ayala Maurer-Prager - "On Their Own Terms": The Challenge of Culture in Literary Depictions of Mass Violence

Stefano Rossoni - Textual Erotics: Reading and Writing in Contemporary Novels

Ayesha Siddiqi - The Representation of Trauma in the Contemporary Pakistani Novel

Film Studies

Özde Çeliktemel-Thomen - Cinema Contested: Regulation of Cinema in the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early Turkish Republic

Rebecca Harrison - Admission for All: How Cinema and the Railways Shaped British Culture, 1895-1948

Gender Studies

Magali Burnichon - The Portrayal of Queer Identities on Mainstream Television: How Visual Literacy Redefines Representations of Gender Politics

Marco Venturi - Out of Soho, Back into the Closet: Re-Thinking the London Gay Community

Cultural Studies

Comparative and Cultural Studies

Marco Benoît Carbone - The myth of Scylla and Charybdis: cultural geography, reception, identity

Alia Soliman - The Doppelgänger in Our Time: The New Faces of the Double in Contemporary Literature and Culture

Political Studies, Sociology and Cultural Studies

Asmaa Soliman - Muslims and Islam in Europe - Young Muslims' Public Engagement in Germany in the context of German Muslim identity

Translation Studies

Translation Studies and Cultural Studies

Diana Bianchi - The Politics of Translating Science Fiction. An analysis of translated British and American Science Fiction in Italy in the 1970s

Centre for Translation Studies