Dr Benjamin Woolley

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Email b.woolley (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 228 5796
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.


Foundation Year, Integrated Degree, English Literature

Research Interests

My PhD, entitled ‘What is History Doing in Fiction?’, explored the relationship of history and biography to storytelling through the work of historical novelists (George Eliot, Robert Graves, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, Hilary Mantel), historians (Hayden White, Helen Rountree, Simon Schama, Luise White) and critics (Susan Bordo, A. S. Byatt, Jerome de Groot, Linda Hutcheon).