Well done Kia!

Congratulations to CIRCL PhD student Kia Michalopoulou for passing her viva on 29-04-2013 with her thesis on ‘The Purloined Child: Detective Fiction and Criticism’!

External Examiner: Dr Jenny Bavidge from the University of Cambridge and Internal Examiner Dr Sue Walsh, supervisor Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein.

Kia’s thesis considers parallel theoretical problems in reading the child and in reading detective fiction (and popular fiction more broadly), through working out the implicathe yellow facetions of the arguments of French philosopher and critic Jacques Derrida and the further discussions around Derrida and French analyst and critic Jacques Lacan’s work in the edited collection The Purloined Poe. Kia’s research focuses her explorations of the problems of the child and detective fiction both being seen as ‘obvious’ and unnecessary to interpret through her close analyses of the criticism of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story ‘The Yellow Face’.


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Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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