Dr Nicholas Foxton


I teach in English/American Literature and Creative Writing.

My current teaching is :

EL 4008 - Race, Nation & Identity.

EL 6032 - Black, British & Asian Writing.

CW 7110 - Creative Writing Dissertation

EL 7000- English Literature Dissertation.

PhD Supervision - Stephanie Dotto.

My research interests are:

Literature and the Environment,Modern Fiction, Contemporary Poetry, Ethnopoetics and the interface between Literature & Anthropology (particularly myth).

Outside of the University I work in Arboriculture, and as an Ecological Surveyor, specialising in Trees, Raptors & Bats.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Humanities


  • BSc Anthropology
  • MA Literature & Philosophy
  • PhD American Literature
  • MA Creative Writing
  • FHEA

Teaching and learning

Current Modules

Black & Asian British Writing

Race Nation & Identity


MA - Animals, Totems & Catharsis in the work of Ted Hughes

PhD - Female Tricksters and the redistribution of power in American Fabulist Fiction.

Recent Modules

Get a Life: Forms of (Auto)biography

Imagined Places: Humans, Animals & Cyborgs

Literature & the Environment

Victorian to Modernist Literature

Undergraduate courses taught