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Arunima Bhattacharya

Colonial and Postcolonial literature and historiography; colonial travel literature; colonial urban geographies; city studies; environmental humanities, spatiality and gender studies.
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Naomi Adams, MA Modern and Contemporary Literature

Although Naomi toyed with the idea of doing a PhD for a long time, she has decided to return to academia later and is pursuing a career in PR that puts her MA to use.
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James Aitken, BA English Language and Literature

James Aitken talks about his experiences studying English at Leeds.
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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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Josephine Bancroft, BA English and French

Josephine explains why she chose to study at Leeds and how she enjoys studying English and French on a Joint Honours course.
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Martin Banham, Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies

Director of the Workshop Theatre 1966-1998
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Catriona Banks, BA English and French

Catriona tells us about her experiences so far at Leeds, talks about her forthcoming study year abroad in France and what her favourite things to do in Leeds are.
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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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John Barnard, Emeritus Professor of English Literature

01865 284184

My research interests are in Restoration literature, Keats and the second generation Romantics, textual criticism, and book history.
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Aqsa Bashir, BA English Language

Read about Aqsa's highlights of studying at Leeds and why the reputation of Leeds helped her make the decision to study English Language here.
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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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Lisa Marie Benson, BA English Literature

The flexibility of Lisa Marie's course allowed her to study modules in other subjects and approach English literature from an interdisciplinary perspective.
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Elliot Bevan, BA English and Spanish

Elliot reflects on his time here including realising his passion for translation studies, spending a year working in Spain and making full use of the facilities the University and city have to offer.
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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 Bowden, Postgraduate Researcher

My research focuses on contemporary responses to Dostoevsky with an emphasis on ethics and morality.
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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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Sara Brio, PhD Student

I am examining Victorian authors' use of Egyptian motifs as a means of exploring and developing views on the afterlife in reaction to traditional Christian theology.
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Alexandra Brown, BA English Language and Literature

Alexandra talks about her top-tips for new students at Leeds, her plans for her year abroad in Canada and why the flexibility of her course is so important to her.
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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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Gillian Browne, BA English Language and Literature

Gillian talks about her time at Leeds including her involvement in the English Society and writing for the Leeds Student newspaper.
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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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Raisa Butt, MA English Literature

Coming to Leeds allowed Raisa to further explore the connections between her two passions - drama and literature.
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Robert Cairns, BA English and History, MA American Literature and Culture

As an undergraduate and then postgraduate student at Leeds, Robert found the emphasis on independent research and range of student societies made his student experience truly special.
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Sophie Carr, BA English Literature and Theatre Studies (Industrial)

For Sophie, the ability to work with a range of theatre practitioners and travel Europe during a work abroad year made her course truly special.
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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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Mary Chapman, PhD Student Education Outreach Fellow for English

My thesis examines how literature shaped the development of gendered psycho-medical theory in the 19th century. It is interdisciplinary, combining literary studies and the history of psychiatry.
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Christine Chettle, Postgraduate Research Student

I am interested in aesthetics and social transformation in the Victorian period and in links between fantasy and realism.
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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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Zindaba Dunduzu Chisiza, PhD Graduand

I recently completed my PhD in Theatre Studies. I specialise in Theatre for Development, theatre with young people, masculinities and arts-based HIV prevention.
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Victoria Clarke, MA Victorian Literature

Part time Masters student Victoria was the first in her family to attend university, and is now studying for a PhD in Victorian literature.
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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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Sreya Mallika Datta, Postgraduate Researcher

My research interests are broadly in African literatures, theories of community, postcolonial studies, critical theory, memory studies, cultural studies, and culinary literatures.
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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

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Medical humanities (especially cultural representations of aging, disability, care); companion robots; posthumanism; animal studies; affect studies; contemporary literature; comics
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Ed Dodson, BA English Language and Literature

Ed Dodson decided to take a study year abroad after successfully completing his second year at Leeds, here he tells us about his "life-enhancing" year at McGill University, Montreal.
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Hannah Douglass, BA English Literature and Theatre Studies

Hannah gives an insight about what it's like studying English Literature and Theatre Studies at Leeds. She also talks about her forthcoming year abroad studying in Valencia.
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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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Charles Eager, Postgraduate Researcher, Teaching Assistant, Writing Mentor

Renaissance. Classical gods and myth in Renaissance theatre and literature, Renaissance visual culture, classical reception, Shakespeare, mythography, Renaissance music (theory and practice).
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Katelyn Edwards, BA English Literature

A study abroad year in Pennsylvania helped Katelyn to broaden her outlook and grow in confidence.
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Malak El-Gonemy, BA Theatre and Performance, MA English Literature (Modern and Contemporary Pathway)

Over two degrees at Leeds, Malak explored her love of both theatre and the written word, and gained research skills that she has carried into the world of work.
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Lauren Elias, BA English and German

Lauren gives away her top-tips for new students at Leeds and explains why the 'highly reputed' English department at Leeds was her first choice.
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Matthew Elliot, MA Theatre and Global Development (2013)

Matthew considers the MA to be an important milestone in his career as a theatre practitioner and found the teaching on his course and the facilities in the Workshop Theatre to be fantastic.
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Jessica Elliott, BA English Language and Literature

Jessica Elliott talks about studying English, the highlights of studying at Leeds and shares her top-tips for new students.
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Lindsey English, School Manager

+44 (0)113 34 34735

Lindsey leads English's Management & Administration Support Service, and acts as the School's point of contact for non-directly student-facing queries (such as, for example, finance and HR matters)
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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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Michelle Evans, BA English Language and Literature

Third year student Michelle describes her second year as an English student as 'incredibly stimulating' and credits the School and University for its employment opportunities.
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Bethany Evans, BA English and Portuguese

Bethany joined the University to study English Language and Literature, but after taking a Discovery Module in Portuguese she decided to change her degree to Joint Honours BA English and Portuguese.
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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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Michael Flexer, PhD Student

Thesis title 'I am only a response to other people, I have no identity of my own': the authorial battle for an everyday schizophrenic narrative.
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Matthew Gardner, BA English Language and Literature

Matthew Gardner talks about why he chose to study English at Leeds and how his personal highlight of studying here is the students union.
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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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Elena Gibson, BA English and History of Art

Find out why the English department was the main reason Elena chose to study here and what she thinks is the best thing about Leeds
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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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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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Sarah Griffin, BA English and Philosophy

Sarah explains what she got up to during her year abroad in Canada and shares her top tips for new students.
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Maddie Grounds, BA English Language and Literature

A wide choice of modules allowed Maddie to explore completely new topics, from forensic linguistics to Vietnam War literature.
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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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Sebastian Hare, BA English and Spanish

I was immediately attracted by Leeds' fantastic reputation and particularly of the highly rated English and Spanish departments.
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Georgina Harmsworth, BA English and Philosophy

Georgina tells us which clubs and societies she is a member of and explains why the lecturers are the best thing about her course.
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Burkhard Hauder, Senior Student Education Service Officer (Study Abroad/Work Placement and Assessment

+44 (0)113 343 4764

Responsible for the promotion and administration of the the study abroad and work placement programme in the School; administration of assessed essays.
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Frances Hemsley, Research Postgraduate Student

Postcolonial literature; environmental humanities; medical humanities; psychoanalysis (especially Didier Anzieu); illness and epidemiology; psychophysiology and the skin.
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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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Joyce Hill, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Literature

+44 (0)113 343 4739

Anglo-Saxon Benedictine Reform and its impact on ecclesiastical and cultural life.
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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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Lynsey Jones, BA English Language and Literature

Lynsey spent a year studying in Turin and is now a student ambassador for the School of English.
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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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Emily Jones, BA English Language and Literature

2nd year student Emily talks about her time at Leeds so far including becoming an Undergraduate Research Scholar, studying Medieval Literature for the first time and visiting the Yorkshire Dales.
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Sophie Jueterboch, BA English and Japanese

Sophie studies Japanese and English and shares her experiences of studying a Joint Honours degree at Leeds. She tells us about the societies she is a member of and how she spends her spare time.
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Kristina Kananaviciute, BA English Language and Literature

Kristina talks about her involvement with many different student societies and the Discovery modules available at Leeds
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Ben Kelly, BA English Language and Literature

Ben Kelly, a mature student about to complete his undergraduate studies in English, reflects on his time at Leeds.
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Jamie Knipe, Postgraduate Research Administrator

0113 3437327

Jamie is the School's first point of contact for all queries relating to postgraduate research students.
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Amber Lascelles, PhD researcher

Caribbean literature; African literature; postcolonial theory; feminist fiction, theory and activism; Marxist analysis.
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Ben Li, MA English Literature

Part-time Masters student Ben was initially unsure about higher education, but discovered a supportive and welcoming student community here at Leeds.
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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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Rebecca Macklin, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature

Rebecca Macklin is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Leeds and 2017-18 Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher at Cornell University.
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Aimen Mahmood, BA English Literature

At Leeds, Aimen found inspirational teaching and a community of staff and students who share her passion for reading.
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Lydia Manser, BA English and Sociology

Find out why Lydia feels the University has a 'community campus' and her favourite place to eat in the Union.
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Beatrice Martinelli, BA Arabic and English

Find out how Beatrice spent her year abroad in Morocco and her plans for when she graduates
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Alessio Mattana, Postgraduate Researcher

My research area is the long eighteenth century, particularly the relation between literature and science in Great Britain and the interconnections between Italian and British writers and translators.
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Victoria McKendrick-Ness, BA English and Spanish

Victoria explains how she spent her year abroad in Mexico and what attracted her to the English and Spanish course at Leeds.
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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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Rory McTurk, Emeritus Professor of Icelandic Studies

+44 (0)113 343 4726

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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Callie Miller, MA American Literature and Culture

Callie moved to Leeds from Northern California to pursue her love of Literature. Here she talks about the incredible support she has had whilst studying her MA in the School of English.
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Melissa Moench, Education Service Officer (PGT Programmes), School of English

+44 (0)113 343 4738

Responsible for MA student administration in the School of English.
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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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Hannah Nolan, BA Classical Literature and English (Industrial)

Hannah returned to Leeds to complete her fourth year after working at an integrated marketing agency for her year in industry placement. Read her story here.
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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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Mary O'Gorman, BA English Language and Literature

Mary gained valuable teaching experience through our Students into Schools programme and enhanced her studies with a summer studying in Spain.
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Lola Okolosie, MA Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies (2009-2010)

Lola discusses her reasons for choosing the MA in Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies and how she found the course.
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Anna Page, BA English and History of Art

Find out which societies Anna is a member of and how she likes to spend her free time in Leeds.
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Emma Parker, PhD Candidate in English Literature

Memoirs; colonial & postcolonial literature; contemporary writing; graphic narratives
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Laura Pearson, PhD Candidate (SSHRC and School of English funded)

Contemporary Canadian/North American graphic fiction/comics; visual cultures; postcolonial ecocriticism and animal studies; transcultural/ism theories; environmental humanities
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Rebecca Peartree, BA English Language and Literature

Third year student Rebecca looks back on her time at Leeds so far including her visits to the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the variety of modules in offer in the School of English.
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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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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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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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Lewis Pollock, BA English Language

Lewis Pollock, final year English Language student, on studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara campus, last year.
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Mark Pollock, BA English Literature and Theatre Studies

Mark's choice of course allowed him to study theatre from both practical and theoretical perspectives, and was enhanced by a year studying abroad in Munich.
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Helen Powell, BA English and French

Find out which societies Helen is a member of and what top tips she has for new students.
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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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Nathan Ramsden, MA English Literature

After taking a break from studying to be a teacher, Nathan has returned to academia to complete an MA in English Literature.
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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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Frances Roberts, BA English and Philosophy

Frances explains why the range of elective modules attracted her to Leeds and what she enjoys most about her English and Philosophy course!
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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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Lucy Rowland, Postgraduate researcher

Feminist ecocriticism, material ecocriticism, contemporary women's literature, climate fiction, the environmental humanities.
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Tracy Ruddock, Management Support Officer

+44 (0)113 34 34229

Provides clerical and administrative support to the Head of School, School Manager and Director of Research.
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Phoebe Ryan, BA English Literature, MA Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies

While studying for her undergraduate degree at Leeds, Phoebe discovered an interest in postcolonial studies that would see her return for postgraduate study.
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Shelley Angelie Saggar, MA Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies

Having come to Leeds as an undergraduate, Shelley's interest in postcolonial studies saw her stay on for postgraduate study.
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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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Matthew Salway, PhD Research Student

My thesis, entitled "The Pursuit of Character: Masculinity, Legibility and the American Novel," is about character as a political, religious and literary parameter of recognisability in U.S. life.
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Ria Angelica Scott, MA Theatre and Global Development

Postgraduate international student Ria shares her experiences of moving to Leeds and how the facilities and activities on campus have helped her gain more independence.
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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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Kate Spowage, PhD Researcher

My broad interests include: language policy; language ideologies; linguistic hegemony; language and capitalism; and 'Global English.' My thesis examines the politics of Rwandan language policy.
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Caitlin E. Stobie, PhD Candidate

Posthumanism, new materialism; postcolonial ecocriticism; postcolonial literature; critical animal studies; literature and biology.
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Rachel Sulich, Research Postgraduate Student

Voluntary death; eighteenth-century constructions of the self; the early novel; sensibility; the sentimental tradition; sympathy.
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Julia Tanner, Research Postgraduate Student

*My research explores the relationship between swarms, sensation and subjectivity in the poetry of Jorie Graham and the ethnographic film of Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel.
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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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Emily Kate Timms, PhD Candidate

Postcolonial Literature and Film (especially indigenous and Caribbean); ageing studies and cultural gerontology; medical humanities; contemporary poetry and 'little' poetry magazine culture
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Hayley Toth, PhD Candidate

Postcolonial and world literatures; theories of reading; book history and reception studies; interlingual and cultural translation; spatial theory
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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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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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Arvid van Dam, Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD candidate

+44 (0) 113 3432025 | +31 6 15275313

Disaster Studies, Design Anthropology, Environmental Humanities
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Holly Walker-Dunseith, BA English Language and Literature

Studying at Leeds allowed Holly to make use of specialised local resources for her dissertation on the Brontë sisters.
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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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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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Melissa Welliver, BA English and History

History intern Melissa tells us why she chose a joint honours course at Leeds and what she hopes to gain from her internship.
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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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Stephen Whiting, Research Postgraduate student

I am researching representations of masculine anxiety surrounding the male reader and writer in late Victorian and early Modernist literature.
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Emily Wilson, BA English Language and Literature

Emily Wilson talks about being an English student at Leeds and how she benefitted from a study year abroad in Germany.
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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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Amelia Woolner, BA English and French

Amelia reflects on her first year as a Joint Honours student and talks about the numerous opportunities available at the University of Leeds.
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Rhiannon Wraith, BA English Language and Linguistics

Rhiannon was initially unsure about applying to university, but found a course that combined both of her interests here at Leeds.
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