The Faculty of English has awarded Dr Gabriela Minden, who completed her DPhil at Exeter College this past year, with the Swapna Dev Memorial Book Prize. Established in 2018, the Book Prize is granted annually to the best doctoral thesis in English literature at the University of Oxford.
Entitled ‘After the Ballets Russes: Movement and Modernism in British Theatre, 1914-1935,’ Dr Minden’s dissertation concerned an early-twentieth century strand of British modernist dramatic literature principally influenced by the stage aesthetics of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. The thesis merges modern British drama and theatre with the study of choreography.
Dr Minden is now a Lecturer at Cardiff University.