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Bethan Jones

Senior Lecturer/ Programme leader for BA English with Foundation Year.


The immigrant experience: multiculturalism, religious identity, Thatcherism and the clash of generations in selected works by Hanif Kureishi. (2023)
Thesis
Islam, S. (2022). The immigrant experience: multiculturalism, religious identity, Thatcherism and the clash of generations in selected works by Hanif Kureishi. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4448505

This thesis, focusing on a wide range of texts by Hanif Kureishi, discusses postcolonial aspects of multiculturalism, racism, evolving religious identity, and the ways in which Thatcherism led to class rifts as well as entrepreneurial opportunities.... Read More about The immigrant experience: multiculturalism, religious identity, Thatcherism and the clash of generations in selected works by Hanif Kureishi..

Wyrd Magic: an exploration of personal grief through narrative (2022)
Thesis
Cargill, A. (2022). Wyrd Magic: an exploration of personal grief through narrative. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4240501

The thesis consists of the novel Wyrd Magic and an exegesis. Together, they chart my creative and critical PhD journey where I explore the form of the novel as a mode through which to articulate my understanding of grief. My intent was to deve... Read More about Wyrd Magic: an exploration of personal grief through narrative.

Repositioning Roald Dahl : morality and fantasy in Dahl’s life and writing for children (2021)
Thesis
Pojana Maneeyingsakul. (2021). Repositioning Roald Dahl : morality and fantasy in Dahl’s life and writing for children. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4223113

This thesis aims to reposition Roald Dahl and his children’s fiction in the evolution of the morality debate in other popular children’s writers. His works for children, which were written during the last three decades of his life, have been frequent... Read More about Repositioning Roald Dahl : morality and fantasy in Dahl’s life and writing for children.

Depravity, abuse and homoerotic desire in Billy Budd and the 'Prussian officer' (2017)
Journal Article
Jones, B. (in press). Depravity, abuse and homoerotic desire in Billy Budd and the 'Prussian officer'. Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies, 4(2), 47-72

In their resonant and evocative stories – Billy Budd, Sailor and ‘The Prussian Officer’ – Herman Melville and D. H. Lawrence adopt military settings for a personal drama. In both tales, two men come into close and dangerous proximity, resulting ultim... Read More about Depravity, abuse and homoerotic desire in Billy Budd and the 'Prussian officer'.

Journeying, self-displacement and conflict with the other in selected works by Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence and Graham Greene (2017)
Thesis
Al-Kalo, H. M. (2017). Journeying, self-displacement and conflict with the other in selected works by Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence and Graham Greene. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4224584

This thesis discusses the relationship between the Self and the Other by tracing selected literary characters through their journeys and experiences of self-displacement in foreign territories. The characters’ behaviour and their self-reflections are... Read More about Journeying, self-displacement and conflict with the other in selected works by Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence and Graham Greene.

Love, power and resistance : representations of Chinese-Caucasian romance in twentieth-century Anglophone literature (2015)
Thesis
Zeng, S. (2015). Love, power and resistance : representations of Chinese-Caucasian romance in twentieth-century Anglophone literature. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4227259

This thesis has examined a body of Anglophone literature centred on Chinese-Caucasian romance across the twentieth century, a time when such interracial literature started to emerge in a wide range of genres. Aiming to map out the evolution of the re... Read More about Love, power and resistance : representations of Chinese-Caucasian romance in twentieth-century Anglophone literature.

"I hear nothing, I say nothing" : constructions of impotence and ignorance in the work of Samuel Beckett (2015)
Thesis
Alo, M. (2015). "I hear nothing, I say nothing" : constructions of impotence and ignorance in the work of Samuel Beckett. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4218804

This thesis examines the themes of impotence and ignorance across four novels by Samuel Beckett: Watt, Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable. Continuities and discontinuities are discussed, along with the relationship of impotence and ignorance to Be... Read More about "I hear nothing, I say nothing" : constructions of impotence and ignorance in the work of Samuel Beckett.

D.H. Lawrence and the 'Insidious mastery of song' (2013)
Journal Article
Jones, B. (2013). D.H. Lawrence and the 'Insidious mastery of song'. D. H. Lawrence studies, 20(2), 155-175

This article initially considers possible approaches to the analysis of musical influences on Lawrence and his literary work. The unique method adopted in this particular study is then highlighted: it involves a "practical" or analytical approach to... Read More about D.H. Lawrence and the 'Insidious mastery of song'.