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Prof David Adams - further information

Additional Information

Research students

Thesis successfully completed in 2005:

  • Mr Jon Hensher - 'Orlando Espatriato: French Illustrated Editions of Ariosto, 1775-1879'

Thesis successfully completed in 2006:

  • Mr Bob Gillan - 'Transgression in French Literature from Sade to Bataille'

Thesis successfully completed in 2008:

  • Ms. Louise Crowther - 'Diderot and Lessing as exemplars of a post-Spinozist mentality'

Thesis successfully completed in September 2008:

  • Mr Matthew Yeo: 'The acquisition of books by Chetham's Library 1655-1685: a case-study in the distribution and reception of texts in the English provinces in the seventeenth century.'

    This a collaborative doctoral programme, supervised in conjunction with Chetham's Library, Manchester.

It was successfully completed in October 2009

Teaching Areas


  • 18th-century French theatre
  • 18th-century French thought
  • 18th-century French art
  • French language



  • Research Methods
  • Diderot
  • 18th-century French theatre


  • Supervision as indicated above