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Literature and Philosophy 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 Chiara Alfano

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Research interests

  • Literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis
  • Shakespeare
  • Jacques Derrida

Key publications

  • Desire in Ashes: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, Philosophy (with Simon Morgan-Wortham)
  • 'A Scarred Tympanum'

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 Howard Caygill

Title: Professor of philosophy

Research interests

  • Contemporary European philosophy
  • Kafka
  • Philosophy and psychiatry

Key publications

  • Levinas and the Political (2002)
  • Walter Benjamin (1998)
  • A Kant Dictionary (1995)

Professor Tina Chanter

Title: Professor of philosophy and gender

Research interests

  • Politics and aesthetics
  • The reception of Antigone
  • Recent and contemporary French Philosophy, especially Ranciere, Irigaray, Kofman and Kristeva

Key publications

  • The Picture of Abjection
  • Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of Slavery
  • Ethics of Eros: Irigaray's Reading of the Philosophers

Professor Norma Clarke

Title: Professor of English

Research interests

  • 18th century literature
  • Children's novels

Key publications

  • Queen of the wits: a life of Laetitia
  • The rise and fall of the woman of letters
  • Dr Johnson's women

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 Peter Hallward

Title: Professor of Philosophy

Research interests

  • Political philosophy
  • Recent and contemporary French Philosophy
  • Contemporary critical theory

Key publications

  • Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment (2007)
  • Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation (2006)
  • Badiou: A Subject to Truth (2003)

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 Catherine Malabou

Title: Professor of philosophy

Research interests

  • French and German Contemporary Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Gender Theory

Key publications

  • Changing Difference: The Feminine and the Question of Philosophy
  • The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage
  • What Should We Do With Our Brain? The Future of Hegel: Plasticity, Temporality, Dialectic

Professor Peter Osborne

Title: Professor of philosophy

Research interests

  • Kant, Hegel and Marx
  • Frankfurt critical theory
  • Aesthetics

Key publications

  • The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde (Verso, 1995; 2011)
  • Philosophy in Cultural Theory (Routledge, 2000); Conceptual Art (Phaidon, 2002)

Dr Helen Palmer

Title: Lecturer in English

Research interests

  • New Feminist Materialisms and Queer theory
  • Deleuze
  • Creative Pedagogies

Key publications

  • Queer Defamiliarisation (forthcoming)
  • Deleuze and Futurism
  • 'Diffractive Pedagogies: Dancing Across New Materialist Imaginaries'

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

Professor Stella Sandford

Title: Professor of philosophy

Research interests

  • Philosophies of sex and gender
  • Philosophy and psychoanalytical theory
  • Simone de Beauvoir

Key publications

  • Plato and Sex
  • How to Read Beauvoir
  • The Metaphysics of Love

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

Title: Associate professor in English

Research interests

  • Postcolonial literature
  • Contemporary British fiction
  • Black British and British Asian writing

Key publications

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

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