Staff in the Department of English and Creative Writing
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Professor Joan Anim-Addo
Joan’s research activities have been into Caribbean Literature and diaspora, women’s writing and Black presence in Europe.
Dr Arianna Autieri
Arianna's research interests include translation theory and practice, experimental translation, music and James Joyce.
Professor Chris Baldick
Chris’ interests are in 20th century British and European writing, especially English poetry and fiction 1900-1950.
Dr Ros Barber
As a writer and researcher, Ros works in the fields of Early Modern literary biography and Shakespeare studies.
Dr Sarah Barnsley
American literature, Mary Barnard, modernism, poetry and poetics, creative writing, medical humanities
Professor Alcuin Blamires
Alcuin’s interests are Chaucer, fourteenth-century English literature and medieval debate about women in vernacular.
Dr Caroline Blinder
Dr. Caroline Blinder’s research focuses on the intersections between Modernism, literature, and Visual Culture.
Professor Lucia Boldrini
Lucia’s principal areas of research are comparative literature, fictional biography and autobiography, and James Joyce
Professor Marie-Claude Canova-Green
Marie-Claude’s research interests include C17th and C18th French literature and culture.
Professor Helen Carr
Helen focusses on American literature and poetry, women's writing and feminist and postcolonial theory.
Dr Alessia Cogo
Alessia investigates the diversity of English, especially transcultural and transnational phenomena.
Professor Josh Cohen
Josh’s key interests are in psychoanalysis, literature and philosophy, especially Blanchot, Adorno and Benjamin.
Dr Alice Condé
Alice’s research explores decadence from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Dr Rick Crownshaw
Rick works extensively in the field of memory and trauma studies, American literature (particularly of the twentieth and twenty-first century), and the Environmental Humanities (culture and climate change, the Anthropocene and oil).
Professor Jane Desmarais
Literary and visual decadence and Anglo-French cultural relations in the late 19th century.
Professor Maura Dooley
Maura is a Professor of Creative Writing and convenes the MA in Creative and Life Writing. Her research interests are f
Professor Alan Downie
Alan’s interests range from Early Modern literature and politics, and the history of the book, newspapers and pamphlets.
Professor Peter Dunwoodie
Peter’s research on French and English literature gives special reference to colonial and postcolonial writing.
Dr Miranda El-Rayess
Miranda explores representations of consumer culture and the city through nineteenth and twentieth century literature.
Dr Livia Franchini
Livia is a writer and translator of poetry and fiction. Her research focuses on feminist writing and experimental form.
Dr Jessica Gossling
Jessica’s research is primarily focused on French and English literary decadence, spatial theory, and occulture.
Dr Isobel Hurst
Isobel’s research explores the reception of Greece and Rome in the 19th century and in contemporary women’s writing.
Dr Padraig Kirwan
Padraig’s primary interest is contemporary indigenous literatures and literature from the North American continent
Stephen has research interests in creative writing and is a published writer of poetry and fiction.
Professor Andreas Kramer
Andreas explores twentieth century German literature and culture, and the European Avant-garde.
Professor Frank Krause
Research interests: Enlightenment, Expressionism, narratives of the First World War, and the history of smell motifs.
Dr Tom Lee
Tom is a short story writer, novelist and memoirist.
Dr Carole Maddern
Carole’s research interests include Old and Middle English and the origins and development of the English language.
Dr Sarah Maitland
Professor David Margolies
Adam’s books include the novels Pilcrow and Cedilla, he also writes regularly for the London Review of Books.
Dr Jacob McGuinn
Jacob's interests are in modern poetry, philosophical poetics, and theories of criticism and aesthetics..
Professor Blake Morrison
Blake is a poet, novelist and journalist, best known for two family memoirs and a study of the Bulger case, As If.
Dr Uttara Natarajan
Romantic and Victorian literature, with a focus on non-fiction prose, especially the essay genre.
Dr Julia Ng
Julia specialises in the links between modern mathematics, political thought, and theories of history and language.
Deirdre's research ranges from late-Victorian to contemporary periods focusing upon feminism, race and poetics.
Dr Tim Parnell
Tim’s research focuses on eighteenth-century fiction. He is Literary Director of the Goldsmiths Prize.
Dr Pia Pichler
Pia's research explores discourse and intersectional gender identity in talk; language & social class, ethnicity, race
Dr Geri Popova
Geri’s research to date has been in theoretical linguistics, focussing on morphology and lexical semantics.
Phyllis has written on architecture, urban design and and houses in literature.
Professor Charlotte Scott
Charlotte's research is focused on Shakespeare and the early modern period, with a particular interest in social process
Richard Scott teaches on the MA in Creative and Life Writing. He is also the author of Soho (Faber & Faber, 2018).
Dr Abigail Shinn
Abigail specialises in popular culture, conversion, and life writing in the early modern period.
Dr B J Sokol
B J is interested in the works of Shakespeare and other Renaissance writers, and twentieth-century American literature.
Professor Francis Spufford
Francis Spufford is a novelist and writer of non-fiction, with a habit of changing subject matter from book to book.
Dr Carole Sweeney
My teaching and research focuses on gender, feminism, race and modernism and on contemporary women's writing
Professor Derval Tubridy
Modernism and Irish Studies; textual and visual studies; philosophy; neurodiversity and critical posthumanism.
Professor Joan Turner
Dr Jack Underwood
Jack is a poet, writer and critic, interested in the lyric, poetics, and new terminologies of writing practice.
Novelist and short story writer including two award-winning books – Beach Boy (Penguin, 1998) One Day (Penguin, 2003).
Dr Benjamin Woolley
Benjamin Woolley is a lecturer for the Foundation Year, Integrated Degree, English Literature. As a writer, his interests include early-modern biography and the uses of history in fiction.