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Lucy Arnold, Teaching Fellow

contemporary literature; Hilary Mantel; haunting and spectrality; women's fiction, psychoanalysis; speculative fiction
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Clare Barker, Lecturer in English Literature (Medical Humanities)

+44 (0)113 343 4750

Postcolonial literature (especially indigenous literatures and cultures); disability studies; medical humanities.
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Catherine Batt, Senior Lecturer in Medieval Literature

+44 (0)113 343 4758

Medieval literature: in particular translation studies, gender studies, romance, hagiography, devotional literature, Anglo-Norman, Hoccleve, Malory, medievalism, material culture.
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Fiona Becket, Head of School Senior Lecturer in English Literature (Modern and Contemporary)

+44(0) 113 343 4752

Teaching and research in modern and contemporary literature.
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Bridget Bennett, Professor of American Literature & Culture

+44(0) 113 343 4751

Current Undergraduate Teaching Danger and Domesticity in American Literature This module is closely related to my ongoing work on home Encountering the Past American Words, American Worlds.
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Georgina Binnie, Impact and Research Fellow (Writing Back Project)

0113 343 6189

Loneliness; letter writing; ageing; intergenerational; public engagement; James Joyce; modernism; photography.
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Matthew Boswell, Associate Professor of Contemporary Literature and Culture

+44(0) 113 343 2025

Holocaust memory; Holocaust literature and film; the 1994 Rwandan genocide; testimony; culture and atrocity; literature and transgression; global memory culture; digital culture.
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Michael G. Brennan, Professor of Renaissance Studies

+44(0) 113 343 4745

My research interests cover (1) Renaissance studies, especially the Sidneys of Penshurst (2) Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, George Orwell and Catholic writers (3) Travel writings: 1500-1700
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Richard Brown, Reader in Modern Literature

+44(0) 113 343 4765

Modern Literature James Joyce’s Ulysses Contemporary Literature Millennial Fictions Co-ordinator of the Modern and Contemporary Literature M.A. scheme
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Martin Butler, Professor of English Renaissance Drama

+44(0) 113 343 4766

Summary: Early Modern English Literature, particularly Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, John Marston, the masque and court culture; textual editing and history of the book; performance and cinema adaptation.
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Hamilton Carroll, Associate Professor of English (American Literature and Culture)

+44(0) 113 343 4730

Twentieth and twenty-first century US literature and culture, film studies, critical theory, gender studies
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Rebecca Collins, Teaching Fellow

PhD Aberystwyth University, MA in Performance Queen Mary University of London, MA in Performance and Visual Cultures Universidad de Alcala de Henares
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Tony Crowley, Professor of English Language

+44(0) 113 343 4740

The politics of language, specifically the way in which language constructs, and is constructed by, forms of social power; the interrelations between language and history in Britain and Ireland.
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Jeremy Davies, Lecturer in English

+44(0) 113 343 4778

I work on British writing of the Romantic period, especially poetry, and on ecological criticism and theory
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Richard De Ritter, Lecturer in the Long Eighteenth Century

+44(0) 113 343 2691

Eighteenth-century constructions of gender; educational and conduct literature; the representation of the domestic.
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Amelia DeFalco, University Academic Fellow in Medical Humanities

44 (0)113 343 2693

Medical humanities (especially cultural representations of aging, disability, care); companion robots; posthumanism; animal studies; affect studies; contemporary literature; comics
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Sam Durrant, Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature and Critical Theory

+44(0) 113 343 4768

Postcolonial Literature, Critical and Cultural Theory, African Literature.
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Emily Ennis, Teaching Assistant in the School of English

I am a recent PhD graduate from the School of English, now working as a postdoctoral teaching assistant. I am also a Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellow in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute
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David Fairer, Professor of Eighteenth Century Literature

+44(0) 113 343 4762

Civil War and Restoration Literature Shakespearean Comedy Eighteenth Century Literature Swift, Satire, and (Un)reason
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Denis Flannery, Senior Lecturer in American Literature

+44(0) 113 343 4742

I have teaching and research interests across American, Irish and English Literatures, Theatre, Cinema and Theory with a particular emphasis on the interrelations between culture, writing and affect.
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Calum Gardner, Teaching Fellow in Drama and Poetry

0113 34 34753

Poetry and poetics; experimental writing and avant-gardes; queer modernisms; creative responses to theory and poetry-as-theory; poets' theatre and/as drama theory.
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Brett Greatley-Hirsch, University Academic Fellow in Textual Studies and Digital Editing

+44(0) 113 343 4775

Renaissance drama; Shakespeare; textual studies; scholarly editing; computational stylistics; authorship attribution; digital humanities
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Alaric Hall, Lecturer in Medieval English Literature

+44 (0)113 343 4761

Alaric's research focuses on Britain and Scandinavia, 500-1600. He is also working on medievalism, particularly in modern Icelandic culture.
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Paul Hammond, Professor of Seventeenth-Century English Literature

+44(0) 113 343 4746

Literature and intellectual history of the seventeenth century, with a special focus on poetry.
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David Higgins, Associate Professor in English Literature

+44(0) 113 343 4799

British culture and literature during the Romantic period: ecology; constructions of the self; nationalism and imperialism; ideas of community; genius and creativity.
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Graham Huggan, Professor of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures

+44(0) 113 343 4767

Comparative postcolonial literary/cultural studies, travel writing, ecocriticism, short fiction, and film.
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Helen Iball, Lecturer in Theatre Studies Programme Leader QW34 BA English Literature and Theatre Studies

+44(0) 113 343 5004

contemporary British theatre and live art; mental health and contemporary culture; socially engaged arts; theatre audience; autobiographical performance, diary drawing and graphic memoir.
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Alison Johnson, Lecturer in English Language

+44 (0)113 343 8099

Corpus-based forensic linguistics; authorship; discourse and conversational analysis of institutional interaction; narrative evaluation; police interviews and trial discourse; plagiarism; pragmatics
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Robert W Jones, Professor of Eighteenth Century Studies

+44(0) 113 343 4747

My work examines the inter-relationship between literature and politics in the long eighteenth-century. I have particular interests in the theatrical and political career of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
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Katrina Longhurst, Postgraduate teaching assistant

Medical humanities; disability studies; life writing; mental illness; digital storytelling; contemporary literature
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John McLeod, Professor of Postcolonial and Diaspora Literatures

+44(0) 113 343 4756

Postcolonial literatures, diasporic and transcultural writing, representations of adoption, theories of postcolonialism and transculturation, postwar and contemporary British fiction
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Alys Mostyn, Teaching Fellow in Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century


literature of the long-nineteenth century; authorship and print culture; non-fiction prose and autobiography; bibliomania and book collecting; the work of Leigh Hunt and Thomas De Quincey.
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Katherine Mullin, Senior Lecturer in English Literature (Modern)

My research concentrates on exploring the connections between late-Victorian and Modernist fiction, sexuality and popular culture.
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Stuart Murray, Professor of Contemporary Literatures and Film

+44(0) 113 343 4744

Medical Humanities, especially cultural representations of disability and mental health; body augmentation; narratives of the posthuman; postcolonial heath; postcolonial encounter and settlement.
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Brendon Nicholls, Lecturer in African and Postcolonial Literatures

+44(0) 113 343 4769

My principal research interests are in Postcolonial literatures in English, and I have specialised interests in the Anglophone literatures of Africa and secondary interests in American Literature.
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Roger Norum, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

0113 343 5613
BA, Cornell; MPhil and DPhil, Oxford

Interests across mobility, travel writing, temporality, visual anthropology and the environmental humanities.
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Samuel Perks, Sessional seminar tutor

I teach in the School of English, and research world literature, postcolonial literature, and the environmental and energy humanities, with expertise in Singaporean literature, history and culture.
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Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre

+44(0) 113 343 4722

I am primarily an Africanist with special interests in African theatre, African literature, education, development studies and politics.
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Jay Prosser, Reader in Humanities

+44(0) 113 343 4776

Cultural translations. Jewish diasporic routes, particularly Baghdadi. Life Writing (memoir, autobiography, biography). Photography, particularly in relation to suffering. The body and gender.
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José A. Pérez Díez, Research Fellow

+44 (0) 113 343 9756

Jacobean drama, John Marston, John Fletcher, William Shakespeare, Performance studies, Anglo-Spanish cultural relations in the Renaissance
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Nicholas Ray, Lecturer in Critical and Cultural Theory

+44 (0)113 343 4757

Critical theory; psychoanalysis; human-animal studies; Shakespeare; translation.
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Jane Rickard, Associate Professor in Seventeenth-Century English Literature

+44(0) 113 343 4770

Renaissance literature, including the relationship between literature and politics, and the work of such authors as Donne, Jonson, and Shakespeare.
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Richard Salmon, Senior Lecturer in English Literature (Victorian)

+44(0) 113 343 4757

Nineteenth-Century literature and culture; the Victorian novel; authorship and the literary profession; literature and modernity; Henry James; William Makepeace Thackeray
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Alison Searle, University Academic Fellow in Textual Studies and Digital Editing

+44 (0)113 343 4743

renaissance drama | early modern religious dissent | performance | scholarly editing | editor of James Shirley's The Sisters & co-general editor of Richard Baxter's letters for Oxford UP | @aasearle
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Julia Snell, Associate Professor in English Language


Language variation; social class; ethnography; spoken discourse analysis; regional/social dialectology; language attitudes and ideologies; classroom discourse; teacher professional development
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Tess Somervell, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

+44 (0)113 343 1690

Eighteenth-century and Romantic literature; nature poetry; ecocriticism; georgic and pastoral; time in literature; reception and allusion.
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Mark Taylor-Batty, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies

+44 (0) 113 343 4725

Surrealism and the French Stage Harold Pinters Drama My key areas of interest include the career of Harold Pinter, the theatricality of Samuel Beckett and aspects of twentieth-century French theatre
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Emma Trott, Research Fellow (Contemporary Poetics)

I'm working on a number of academic and public-facing projects relating to concrete and environmental poetry.
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Andrew Warnes, Reader in American Studies

+44(0) 113 343 4743

Modern American literature and culture; African American literature and culture; food studies; everyday and material studies.
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John Whale, Professor of Romantic Literature

+44 (0)113 343 4763

Romantic Literature, British responses to the French Revolution; literary aesthetics and politics in the Romantic period. Contemporary English poetry.
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Tim Wheeler, Teaching staff, Workshop Theatre

+44(0) 113 343 0689

Freelance arts consultant & theatre maker, teaching at the Workshop Theatre in the School of English
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Rachel Wilson, Research Fellow

+44 (0)113 343 0221

vicereines of Ireland; lord lieutenancy of Ireland; elite women; eighteenth-century Ireland and Britain; the Protestant Ascendancy; gender; politics; society; family; Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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