Mottram's current research explores representations of flooding in English literature from the mid-C17th, with a particular focus on Andrew Marvell. Mottram’s AHRC Creative Industries Cluster project, ‘By the rising tide of Humber: Flooding Andrew Marvell’s Hull in VR’, is an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in English, Geography, and Environmental Science, working in partnership with BetaJester Ltd, and runs until March 2020.
Dr Mottram welcomes applications from PhD students in the following broad areas:
- Literature and religion: medieval to early modern
- Literature and environment
- Flooding in English literature
- Andrew Marvell
- William Shakespeare (Poetry)
- Edmund Spenser
Supervised the following projects to successful completion in recent years:
- Kaylara Ann Reed (as first supervisor), Writing Reform in 14th-century English Romance (2017). External examiner, Professor Raluca Radulescu (Bangor).
- Amy Albudri (as second supervisor),Phantasmal Morgans and Other Women (2016). External examiner, Dr Rob Gossedge (Cardiff).
Current PhD supervisions
Currently acting as first supervisor for a project on Ovid in English poetry and second supervising a NECAH-funded project on early modern English medicine and drama.