Phd Theses written in the department from 2010. Supervisors in parentheses.

2020

  • Dakota J. Thomas-Wilhelm: The Effects of Linguistically-Informed Instruction on the Feature Reassembly of L2-English Articles and Noun Types (Dr Elisabet Pladevall). See summary.
  • Celia Gorba Masip: Crosslinguistic Influence in English-Spanish Bilinguals: The Effect of L2 Experience on L1 and L2 Stop Perception and Production (Dr Juli Cebrian Puyuelo). See summary.

 


2019

Language

  • Andrea Sunyol: Multilingualism, elitism, and ideologies of globalism in international schools in Catalonia: An ethnographic study. (Dr Eva CodĂł)
  • Massimiliano Sassi: Mobility and Multilingualism in Empuriabrava. Social Structuration and Inequality in a Tourist Community. (Dr Melissa Moyer)

2018

Literature

  • Carme AndrĂ©s Oliver: A Literary Reading of Olivia Manning’s World War II trilogies: War Narration, Place and End of Empire and Gender Roles in “The Balkan Trilogy” and “The Levant Trilogy”. (Dr Andrew Monnickendam)
  • Christina Howes: Literary Architecture, Dwelling and the Return-home in the Works of Rachel Seiffert. (Dr Andrew Monnickendam)
  • Lola Serraf: Writing the “People’s War” : Evaluating the Myth of the Blitz in British Women’s Fiction of the Second World War. (Dr Andrew Monnickendam)

2017

Language

  • AngĂ©lica Carlet: L2 Perception and Production of English Consonants and Vowels by Catalan Speakers: The Effects of Attention and Training Task in a Cross-training Study. (Dr Juli Cebrián)

Literature

  • Noelia Sánchez: Subtle Subversion: An Analysis of Female Desire in the Works of Frances Sheridan, Frances Brooke, Elizabeth Griffith and Sophia Lee. (Dr David Owen)

2016

 Literature

  • Ana Casablancas: Closing Circles: the Construction of Mother Archetypes in Five Novels by Doris Lessing. (Dr Andrew Monnickendam)
  • MÂŞ Teresa Mamieri: Critical and Iconographic Reinterpretation of Three Early Gothic Novels. Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Influences in William Beckford’s “Vathek”, Ann Radcliffe’s “Romance of the Forest” and Matthew G. Lewis’s “The Monk”. (Dr Andrew Monnickendam)
  • Sonia Alexandra Prunean: Commercial Strategies in Paratextual Features of Late Eighteenth-Century Children’s Books. (Dr David Owen)

2015

Literature

  • Farhad Khoyratty: Beneath the Red Dupatta: an Exploration of the Representation of the Muslim Courtesan (tawaif) in Bollywood Text. (Dr Felicity Hand)

2014

Language

  • Anna Bret Blasco: L2 English Young Learners’ Oral Production Skills in Instructed Second Language Contexts: A Longitudinal Study of CLIL and EFL Settings. (Dr Elisabet Pladevall)
  • Anna MÂŞ Vallbona: L2 Competence of Young Language Learners in Science and Arts and Crafts CLIL and EFL Instruction Contexts. A Longitudinal Study. (Dr Elisabet Pladevall)
  • MÂŞ Rosa Garrido SardĂ : Emmaus as a transnational imagined community: Language, interdiscursivity and stratification in a social movement. (Dr Eva CodĂł)

Literature

  • Auba Llompart Pons: The Good Seed: Childhood and the Gothic in Children’s Fiction (1990s-Early 2000s). (Dr Sara MartĂ­n)

2013

Literature

  • Eman Khammas Abbas: New Colonial Rescue. Appropriating a Feminist Discourse in the War on Terror. (Dr Felicity Hand)

2012

Language

  • Eleonora  Vraciu: Tense-Aspect Morphology in the Advances English L2 Variety: Exploring Semantic, Discourse and Cross-linguistic Factors. (Dr Hortènsia Curell and Anne TrĂ©vise [UniversitĂ© Paris Ouest Nanterre])

Literature


2011

Literature

  • Mercè Mur Effing: Self-help literature and the call of the east: The acculturation of eastern ideas and practices with special attention to the period from the 1980s onwards. (Dr Sara Martin)
  • Carme Font: “I Was Sent to Persuade You in the Name of the Lord”: Public Self-Representation and Authority in Four Seventeenth-Century Women Prophets. (Dr Joan Curbet)

2010

Language

  • Sarah Khan: Strategies and Spoken Production on Three Oral Comunication Tasks: A Study of High and Low Proficiency EFL Learners. (Dr Mia Victori)
  • Maria Sabatè Dalmau: Voices from a Locutorio: Telecommunications and Migrant Networking. (Dr Melissa Moyer and Dr Monica Heller [University of Toronto])

Literature

  • Esther PujolrĂ s Noguer: An African (auto) biography: Ama Ata Aidoo’s literary quest. (Dr Felicity Hand)
  • Laura Gimeno Pahissa: From Reconstruction to the New Century: Autobiographical Writings of Three Slaves. (Dr Aránzazu Usandizaga)
  • Pilar Escriche Riera: New Ways of Seeing and Storytelling: Narration and Visualisation in the Work of Bruce Chatwin. (Dr Andrew Monnickendam)