English and Creative Writing Academic Staff

English Literature:

Dr Anna Blackwell
Lecturer (VC2020)
Adaptation Studies; Shakespeare; Early modern drama; Shakespearean actors; Hollywood; Gender Studies; Performance Studies

Dr Paul Brown
Shakespeare, Early Modern Literature, Digital Humanities

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

Professor Gabriel Egan
Professor of Shakespeare Studies / Director of the Centre for Textual 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 Bethany Layne
Senior Lecturer in English Literature
Life Writing; Biofiction; adaptations, Henry James 

Dr Sinéad Mooney
Senior Lectuer in English Literature                                                              
Beckett, Contemporary Irish Writing

Professor Siobhan Keenan
Professor of Shakespeare adn Renaissance Literature 
Shakespeare; Renaissance Drama; Theatre History; Early Modern Women's Writing  

Dr Deborah Mutch
Reader 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
Professor in 19th Century Literature
19th Century Poetry; Colonial Writing; Anglo-Italian Literary and Cultural Relations 

Dr Hila Shachar
Senior 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

Dr Jamie Sherry
Reader in English
Experimental/Postmodern fiction; JG Ballard; Adaptations; Film Studies; Screenwriting; Comics & Graphic Novels

Dr Alice Wood
Senior Lecturer in English (VC2020)
20th Century Literature; Modernism; Virginia Woolf; Genetic Criticism; Periodical Studies

Creative Writing

Dr Kathleen Bell 
Associate Professor
Working Class Writing; the 1930s; W.H. Auden; Crime Fiction; Creative Writing

Simon Perril
Reader in Contemporary Poetic Practice
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)

Nicola Valentine
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

English Language

Dr Alison Hall
Lecturer in English Language (VC2020)

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

Dr Keith Scott
Senior Lecturer in English Language
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 Jane Dowson 
Poetry; Women’s Writing; 20th Century Women’s Poetry

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

Professor Andy Mousley 
Professor Emeritus
Critical theory; Humanism; Post-humanism; Renaissance Literature; Autobiography 

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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