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Dr Alex Beaumont
Lecturer, English Literature

  • Contemporary British and American Fiction
  • Cultural Studies and Literary, Critical and Political Theory
  • The City in Literature

Janine Bradbury
Lecturer, Literature

  • African American Literature
  • American Studies
  • Contemporary Popular Culture
  • Race, gender and sexuality

Naomi Booth
Lecturer, Creative Writing & English Literature

  • Creative writing
  • Critical and literary theory
  • Literature and the body
  • Short fiction
  • The novel

Dr Abi Curtis
Head of Programme - Creative Writing & MA Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Writing and psychoanalysis

Dr Anne-Marie Evans
Lecturer, Literature
  • Early 20th century American literature
  • The American Civil War in literature 
  • American women's writing
  • Fashion and literature
  • Food writing
  • Literary theory

Dr Andrew Gordon
Senior Lecturer, English Literature
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Gothic and horror fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Postmodernism

Dr Laura Joyce
Lecturer, Creative Writing & Literature
  • 21st Century Experimental Writing
  • Contemporary Gothic and Horror
  • Extreme and Horror Cinema
  • Critical Theory
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Creative Writing

Dr Liesl King
Head of Programme, English Literature
  • Women's science fiction
  • Women's fantasy fiction
  • Feminist and gender theories 

Dr Kaley Kramer
Lecturer, English Literature
  • Literature from 1688-1830
  • Gender in fiction and non-fiction
  • Gothic literature
  • Romantic literature
  • Literary theory 

Dr Sarah Lawson-Welsh
Reader, Literature
  • Caribbean literature
  • Black British and Asian British writing
  • Postcolonial literature and theory
  • Literature and gender
  • Food studies
  • Food and Literature 

Fraser Mann
p/t Lecturer, English Literature


  • 20th Century American Fiction 
  • Literary War Representation 
  • Masculinities
  • American New Journalism

Dr Keith McDonald
Head of Programme, Media & Film Studies
  • Popular fiction
  • New media
  • Pedagogy 

Stuart Page
Head of Department, Media & Communications
  • Cultural studies
  • English and American studies
  • Gay male identities in fiction 

Julie Raby
Head of Department, Humanities
  • Shakespeare
  • The Romantic period
  • Life writing and performance

Saffron Walkling
p/t Lecturer, English Literature
  • Global and World Shakespeares
  • Shakespeare Text and Performance
  • Renaissance literature
  • Literature and Gender

Jo Waugh
Lecturer, Literature
  • Victorian Novels
  • Victorian Poetry
  • Weather and Meteorology in Fiction
  • Evolutionary Science in the Nineteenth Century
  • Medicine and Illness in the Nineteenth Century

JT Welsch
Lecturer, Creative Writing & Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Scriptwriting
  • Modernism
  • Literary Theory

Professor Gweno Williams
Professor of Creative Arts Education
  • Shakespeare
  • Renaissance literature
  • Renaissance theatre
  • Early modern women's theatre
  • Contemporary British literature