Successful viva for Rachel Kirkwood

Posted on November 9, 2022 by



Manchet is pleased to announce another successful viva in LEL. Rachel Kirkwood has defended her thesis titled “Stand Still in the Light: metaphorical conceptualisation of religious experience, with particular reference to the writings of 17th-century Quakers”. The work combines conceptual metaphor theory with corpus linguistics in the study of religious discourse.

Rachel was supervised by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen and Naomi Baker (English & American Studies), with Tine Breban as the independent reviewer. The thesis was examined by Professor Veronika Koller (Lancaster) and Dr Todd Klutz (Religion & Theology, Manchester).

Featured photo is of Rachel and the examiners

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