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

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

  • Imperial Women Writers in Victorian India: Representing Colonial Life, 1850-1910 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (ed. with Juliana Adelman; Four Courts, 2011)

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 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.


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)

Dr Meg Jensen

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Title: Associate professor

Specialist subjects

  • Life writing
  • Trauma fiction and the autobiographical
  • Modernist fiction,
  • 19th and 20th century women writers

Recent publications

  • We Shall Bear Witness: Life Narratives and Human Rights (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014)
  • Life Writing: Spirit of the Age and State of the Art (ed. with Jane Jordan; Cambridge Scholars, 2010)

Dr Jane Jordan

Title: Senior lecturer in English

Research interests

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

Key publications

  • Ouida and Victorian Popular Culture (ed. with Andrew King; Ashgate, 2014)
  • Life Writing: Spirit of the Age and State of the Art (ed. with Meg Jensen; Cambridge Scholars, 2010)

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) 
  • The Writings of an English Sappho, by Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell (ed.; Iter, 2011)

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 Sara Upstone

Title: Associate professor

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)

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)
  • The Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Selected Writings of Andrew Laing (ed. with Alexandra Warwick and Leigh Wilson; Edinburgh University Press, 2015)

Dr Helen Palmer

Title: Lecturer in English

Specialist subjects

  • Gilles Deleuze
  • Queer theory and new materialist feminisms
  • Modernism and the avant-garde

Recent publications

  • Deleuze and Futurism: A Manifesto for Nonsense (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Dr Selene Scarsi

Title: Senior lecturer in English Literature

Specialist subjects

  • Gender and translation in late medieval and early modern European literature and culture.

Recent publications

  • Translating Women in Early Modern England: Gender in the Elizabethan Versions of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso (Ashgate, 2010)

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