I joined Kingston in 1992 and served as Field Leader of English Literature and Deputy Head of the School of Humanities. I was Head of the School of Humanities between 2003-2013. I co-founded of Kingston University Press and created and directed the Kingston Writing School from 2011-2017. My general research area is 19th and 20th Century American and English Literature with a specialism in Literature of the American South, particularly the fiction of William Faulkner. My latest publication is Writing Better Essays: A Simple Rhetorical Guide to Process, Structure and Coherence, the 2nd edition of which is due out in 2020. I assumed the role of Emeritus Senior Fellow upon retirement in 2017.
Emeritus Senior Fellow