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Honorary & Retired staff

Martin Banham, Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies

Director of the Workshop Theatre 1966-1998
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John Barnard, Emeritus Professor of English Literature

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My research interests are in Restoration literature, Keats and the second generation Romantics, textual criticism, and book history.
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Shirley Chew, Emeritus Professor of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literature

+44(0) 113 343 4767

Work in progress includes: Anita Desai, a monograph; and Blackwell History of Postcolonial Literature.
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Mick Gidley, Emeritus Professor of American Literature

+44(0) 113 343 4727

Awarded Arthur Miller Essay Prize ( 2007) for an essay on the photographer Richard Avedon. Became Emeritus Professor of American Literature & Culture on retirement in 2006.
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Joyce Hill, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Literature

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Anglo-Saxon Benedictine Reform and its impact on ecclesiastical and cultural life.
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Rory McTurk, Emeritus Professor of Icelandic Studies

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Old and Modern Icelandic language and literature, Old and Middle English language and literature, Irish (Gaelic) language and literature, Old Norse mythology, Viking history, modern literary theory.
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Peter Meredith, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Drama

Art and literature have always been at the centre of my interest in the Middle Ages; the history of the English language; local history
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Oliver Pickering, Honorary Fellow

Research interests include Middle English texts and manuscripts, 17th and 18th-century poetic texts, and Quaker history and archives. I was formerly Deputy Head of Special Collections at Leeds.
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Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies

Theatre and theatre institutions of the twentieth century
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Clive Upton, Emeritus Professor of Modern English Language

Modern English Language; diachronic and synchronic dialectology; sociolinguistics; history of English; phonetics and phonology; world English, pidgins and creoles.
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Andrew Wawn, Professor of Anglo-Icelandic Literature

+44(0) 113 343 4726

Post-medieval reception of medieval literature: initially medieval English literature and, more recently, Old Icelandic literature
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