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Drama and English BA(Hons): Who teaches this course

About the faculty and staff

Our English Literature teaching staff are internationally recognised researchers, and all the teaching on the course is informed by the most up-to-date research.

The drama staff are leading industry professionals and academics. They also draw on the wealth of experience provided by our professional contacts and highly successful alumni who feed into the design of our courses and provide masterclasses and workshops to enrich your learning.

Staff teaching on this course

Professor Tina Chanter


Dr Selene Scarsi


Dr Martin Dines


Dr David Linton

David has worked as a professional actor/practitioner for over twenty-five years with numerous commercial theatres, arts organisations and television companies including the Royal Opera House, Barbican, Northampton Playhouse, BBC, Granada, Tiger Aspect and London Weekend Television.


Professor Trish Reid

Trish teaches theatre history and performance in culture. She has worked for a number of years as a musician and actor before entering higher education as a mature student. Trish is particularly interested in how identities, especially national and gender identities, are constituted through performance.


Dr Alex McSweeney


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


Dr Meg Jensen


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)

Professor Patricia Phillippy


Dr Helen Palmer


Winsome Pinnock

Winsome PinnockWinsome Pinnock has been teaching and writing for the last 20 years. Her award-winning plays include The Wind of Change (Half Moon Theatre, 1987), Leave Taking (Liverpool Playhouse Studio and National Theatre, 1988), Picture Palace (commissioned by the Women's Theatre Group, 1988), A Hero's Welcome (Women's Playhouse Trust at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1989), A Rock in Water (Royal Court Young People's Theatre at the Theatre Upstairs, 1989); Talking in Tongues (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1991), Mules (Clean Break Theatre Company, 1996) and One Under (Tricycle Theatre, 2005) and other work has been produced by BBC Radio and Television, The Royal Court Theatre, Soho Theatre, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Clean Break Theatre, and The Royal National Theatre. Awards include the George Devine Award, The Pearson Plays on Stage Award and the Unity Theatre Trust Award. She was runner up for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, and has been shortlisted for the Evening Standard Award.

She is interested in immigrant literature, postcolonial literature, women's writing and contemporary theatre.


Dr Andrew Teverson


Dr Sara Upstone

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