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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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