Lukas Erne has recently supervised or currently supervises PhD theses on a variety of subjects:
'Shakespeare Alterations of the Exclusion Crisis, 1678-82: Politics, Rape, and Authorship' (Emma Depledge, completed)
'Shakespeare on the German Wanderbühne in the Seventeenth Century: Romio und Julieta and Der Bestrafte Brudermord' (Kareen Seidler, completed)
'The Materiality of Early Modern Writing' (Susanna Gebhardt, completed)
'Satirizing Love in Shakespeare's "Lyric Phase"' (John McGee, completed)
'Shakespeare and Turn-taking' (Oliver Morgan, completed)
'Religious Toleration in Early Modern English Drama' (Kilian Schindler, co-supervision, University of Fribourg, in progress)
'Shakespeare in Russia: Censorship and Editorial Policies from the 1780s to the 1950s' (Azamat Rakhimov, in progress)
'Satanic Epistemologies from Marlowe to Milton' (Mark Darcy, in progress)
'The Canonization of Early Modern English Poets: Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, and Milton' (Aleida Auld-Demartin, in progress)
He is willing to assess proposals from prospective PhD students working on early modern English literature. For further information, click here.
He has also supervised a number of MA theses in early modern English literature. Select titles of recent theses are:
‘The Construction of George Herbert’s Authorship'
‘“So down they sat”: Acts of Accommodation in Milton’s Paradise Lost’
‘Stylistic Masking in Shakespeare’
‘Dramatic Use of Music in Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest’
‘Flagitious Crimes in Doctor Faustus: Illegal Witchcraft in the A-text of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus (1604) and Eight Witchcraft Trial Pamphlets (1566-1589)’
''The Stranger in Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Othello, and The Tempest''
'The Play-As-Dream Metaphor in Shakespeare'; 'Negotiating Power in Shakespeare's Sonnets 1-126'
'Shakespeare Adaptations: From Source to Page to Stage to Film'; 'Bad and Good Women in Bad and Good Quartos: Female Characters in Shakespeare's Multiple-Text Tragedies'
'Dramatizing History in Shakespeare's Second Tetralogy'
'Representations of Persia in Early Modern England'
'Words and Witches: Language and Witchcraft in Elizabethan and Jacobean Dramatic and Religious Texts'
For further information about the Geneva MA, click here.