English Academic Staff


Dr Andy Mousley
Reader in Critical Theory and Renaissance Literature / Programme Leader for English
Critical theory; Humanism; Post-humanism; Renaissance Literature; Autobiography

Dr Kathleen Bell
Principal Lecturer in English and Creative Writing
Working Class Writing; the 1930s; W.H. Auden; Crime Fiction; Creative Writing

Professor Deborah Cartmell 

Professor of English Literature / Director of the Centre for Adaptations
Shakespeare; Screen Adaptations; Renaissance Poetry

Dr Philip Cox
Head of the School of Humanities
Romantic Poetry and Prose

Dr Jane Dowson
Reader in 20th Century Literature / Programme Leader for English
Poetry; Women’s Writing; 20th Century Women’s Poetry

Professor Gabriel Egan
Professor of Shakespeare Studies
Shakespeare; Theatre History; Analytical Bibliography; Digital Humanities; Ecocriticism

Professor Tim Fulford
Professor of English
Romanticism and eighteenth-Century Writing. Textual Editing. Science. Colonialism. Native American Studies

Dr Takako Kato
Senior Lecturer in English and Digital Humanities
Malory and Arthurian Literature, Medieval Literature, Textual Studies, Digital Humanities

Dr Siobhan Keenan
Senior Lecturer in English
Shakespeare; Renaissance Drama; Theatre History; Early Modern Women's Writing  

Dr Deborah Mutch
Senior Lecturer in English
Serialised British Socialist Fiction (1880-1914); Late-19th/Early-20th Political Fiction; Theories of the Periodical; Working-Class Writing; Digital Archivism; the Gothic

Professor Joseph Phelan
Reader in 19th Century Literature
19th Century Poetry; Colonial Writing; Anglo-Italian Literary and Cultural Relations 

Dr Hila Shachar
Lecturer in English Literature
Adaptations; Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture; Romanticism; The Brontës; Neo-Victorian Studies; Screen and Adaptation Studies; Film Studies; Feminism and Gender Studies; Popular Culture and Fiction; Ballet and Dance

Professor Dominic Shellard
Professor of English / Vice-Chancellor
Post-War British Theatre; the British Library Theatre Archive Project 

Dr Alice Wood
Lecturer in English
20th Century Literature; Modernism; Virginia Woolf; Genetic Criticism; Periodical Studies

Creative Writing Academic Staff

Simon Perril
Programme Leader / Subject Leader for Creative Writing
Creative Writing, and contemporary Anglo-American poetry and poetics, with particular leanings towards the ‘experimental’ (Modernism, Avant-Garde, Postmodernism, Linguistically Innovative, Late Modernist, British Poetry Revival)

Will Buckingham
Senior Lecturer
Fiction, creative writing, philosophy, phenomenology, ethics, Emmanuel Levinas, Chinese thought, Buddhist thought, philosophy and writing in cross-cultural perspective

English Language Academic Staff

Dr Alison Gibbons
Senior Lecturer in Stylistics, English Language and Literature
Stylistics and Cognitive Poetics; Multimodality and Multimodal Literature; Contemporary Literature; Experimental Literature; Language, Literature, and Globalisation; Altermodernist Literature

Dr Anu Koskela
Lecturer in English Language
Lexical semantics; Lexicography; Cognition; Conceptual metonymy

Dr Keith Scott
Subject Leader
Rhetoric, persuasion and influence; 'Social engineering'; Popular culture; Cultural transmission

Affiliated Staff

Dr David Gomez Amezcua
Visiting lecturer from the University of San Pablo in Madrid (January 2013)
Northrop Frye

Dr Damir Arsenijevic
Early Career Leverhulme Research Fellow 
Literature of Bosnia and Herzogovinia; Trauma studies; cultural theory

Professor Peter Davidson
Professor Emeritus
George Orwell; Textual and Bibliographical Studies; British Drama

Professor Andrew Davies
Visiting Professor
Adaptations for film and television

Dr Brett Hirsch
Research Fellow (Western Australia)
Shakespeare; Renaissance Drama; Literary and Cultural History; Scholarly Editing; Digital Humanities

Dr Sinéad Mooney
Research fellow in English (2014-15)
Modernism, Irish literature, particularly the work of Samuel Beckett, and women’s writing

Professor Judy Simons
Professor Emeritus
Women’s Studies; Children’s Literature; Autobiography

Dr Lindsey Scott
Honorary Fellow
Adaptation theory; writing and screening the body; horror cinema, Gothic literature and film, Shakespeare

Professor Eckart Voigts-Virchow
Honorary Fellow (Siegen University)
Adaptations; contemporary British drama

Professor Imelda Whelehan
Visiting Professor (Tasmania)
Film and literature; adaptations; feminist theory and practice

Royal Literary Fellows

Jane Adams 2005-09
Susan Price 2009-12
Ian Parks  2012-

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