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English Literature MA: Who teaches this course

About the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

FASS FacultyThis course is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

As a student on this course, you will benefit from a lively study environment, thanks to the wide range of postgraduate courses on offer.

The Faculty provides a vibrant and forward-thinking environment for study with:

  • courses designed in collaboration with industry professionals – keeping you up to date with the latest developments;
  • established connections with the London arts and media scene – with a range of guest speakers, professors and lecturers visiting the University; and
  • committed and enthusiastic staff – many of whom are expert practitioners as well as leading academics and researchers.

The Faculty's combination of academics and practitioners makes it a unique environment in which to further your studies and your career.

Where is the Faculty based? Most students are based at the University's Penrhyn Road campus, with our music courses taught at the Kingston Hill campus.

Staff teaching on this course

Dr Éadaoin Agnew

Title: Senior lecturer in English

Research interests

  • 19th-century literature and culture
  • Anglo-Indian literature
  • Postcolonial literature and theory

Key publications

  • Refracting the Raj: Lady Hariot Dufferin's Photographs of India 1884–1888
  • "A City on the Rise": Accounts of Belfast by Nineteenth-Century Travel Writers
  • Microscopic Look at Mary Ward: Gender, Science, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Dr Matthew Birchwood

Title: Senior lecturer in English

Research interests

  • Early modern literature
  • Drama and polemic
  • English engagement with Islam in the period

Key publications

  • Staging Islam: Drama and Culture 1640–1685 (Boydell & Brewer, 2007)
  • Cultural Encounters Between East and West: 14531699, ed. with Matthew Dimmock (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005)

Professor Fred Botting

Title: Professor of English

Research interests

  • The Gothic
  • Critical theory
  • Contemporary fiction

Key publications

  • Gothic Romanced: Consumption, Gender and Technology in Contemporary Fictions (Routledge, 2008)
  • Limits of Horror: Technologies, Bodies, Gothic (Manchester University Press, 2008)

Professor Brycchan Carey

Title: Professor of English

Research interests

  • 18th century
  • Empire, slavery, and the slave trade, voyaging and exploration
  • The cultures of science

Key publications

  • From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery 1657–1761 (Yale University Press, 2012)
  • British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility: Writing, Sentiment, and Slavery, 17601807 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

Professor Norma Clarke

Professor Norma ClarkeProfessor Norma Clarke is a literary historian, critic and biographer with particular interests in the 18th century. She has published a number of books on women writers: Ambitious Heights, Dr Johnson's Women, The Rise and Fall of the Woman of Letters and Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington. Her latest book, a study of obscure writers in Grub Street and the beginnings of commercial literary culture, will appear in Spring 2016: Brothers of the Quill: Oliver Goldsmith and Friends (Harvard University Press).

Professor Clarke also specialises in fiction. She has published five novels for children (Patrick in Person, Patrick and the Rotten Roman Rubbish, Theo's Time, Trouble on the Day, and The Doctor's Daughter) and teaches children's and young adult fiction on the English literature undergraduate programme.

Professor Clarke is module leader for Independent Creative Writing and contributes to the MA module on life-writing.


Dr Martin Dines

Title: Senior lecturer in English

Research interests

  • 20-century British and American literature
  • Suburbia, fiction and culture
  • Gay and lesbian studies

Recent publications

  • New Suburban Stories, ed. with Timotheus Vermeulen (Bloomsbury, 2013)
  • Gay Suburban Narratives in American Literature and Culture: Homecoming Queens (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

Professor Vesna Goldsworthy

Professor Vesna Goldsworthy is the author of Inventing Ruritania, a groundbreaking study of representations of the Balkans, and the widely acclaimed Chernobyl Strawberries – A Memoir. Vesna has a background in the study of travel writing, 20th century fiction and popular culture.


Dr Jane Jordan

Title: Senior lecturer in English

Research interests

  • Victorian popular fiction and culture
  • Literary censorship of British fiction
  • Child prostitution

Key publications

  • Josephine Butler, Ouida: How Conceptions of the Popular Reader Contributed to the Making of a Popular Novelist
  • Between Men: Romantic Friendship in Ouida's Early Novels

Dr Karen Lipsedge

Title: Associate professor in English

Research interests

  • The 18th-century British novel
  • Domestic space in literature
  • 18th-century art and architecture

Key publications

  • Domestic Space in Eighteenth-Century British Novels (Palgrave, 2012)
  • '"I was also absent at my dairy-house": the representation and symbolic function of the dairy house in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa', Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 22(1), 29-48

Professor Patricia Phillippy

Title: Professor of English

Research interests

  • 16th- and early 17th-century comparative literary and cultural studies
  • Shakespeare
  • Creative writing (poetry)

Key publications

  • Painting Women: Cosmetics, Canvases and Early Modern Culture (John Hopkins University Press, 2006)
  • Women, Death and Literature in Post-Reformation England (Cambridge University Press, 2002)  

Dr Anne Rowe

Title: Associate professor in English

Research interests

  • The life and work of Iris Murdoch
  • Contemporary British fiction, particularly the work of Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith and Sebastian Faulks

Key publications

  • Iris Murdoch: A Reassessment (Palgrave, 2007)
  • Editor of the Iris Murdoch Review

Dr Andrew Teverson

Title: Professor of English

Research interests

  • Postcolonial literature
  • Contemporary British literature
  • Folk-narrative and fairy tale studies

Key publications

  • Fairy Tale, The New Critical Idiom (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Salman Rushdie, Contemporary World Writers (Manchester University Press, 2007)

Dr Sara Upstone

Specialist subjects:

  • Postcolonial literature
  • Contemporary British fiction
  • Black British and British Asian writing
  • Literary theory
  • Spatial politics

Recent publications:

  • British Asian Fiction: Twenty-First-Century Voices (Manchester University Press, 2010)
  • Spatial Politics in the Postcolonial Novel (Palgrave, 2009)

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