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Professor Andrew Teverson

Head of the School of Arts, Culture and Communication


I have a BA in English Literature and Philosophy from Durham University, an MA in Romantic Aesthetics from Durham University, and a PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London. I started as a lecturer in the English Literature Department at Kingston University in 2005, having previously been Assistant Director of the University of London External Studies programme. Currently I am Professor of English Literature and Head of the School of Arts, Culture and Communication at Kingston University. I research in the fields of folk narrative and fairy tale studies, teach modules in Popular Fiction and African Writing, and supervise both Masters and PhD students.    

Areas of specialism

  • English Literature
  • Folklore
  • Fairy Tale Studies

Courses taught




  • PhD
  • MA (Dun.)
  • BA Hons (Dun.)

Professional membership

Advisory board, The Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tale and Fantasy (Chichester) and Gramarye (Journal).

Editorial board, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature


My areas of scholarly interest include folk narrative and fairy tale studies, contemporary British literature and world writing in English. Recent publications include The Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Selected Writings of Andrew Lang (2015, 2 vols.) co-edited with Alexandra Warwick and Leigh Wilson (shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Prize), Fairy Tale: New Critical Idiom (Routledge, 2013), and Postcolonial Spaces: The Politics of Place in Contemporary Culture co-edited with Sara Upstone (Palgrave 2011). I have also published on the work of Salman Rushdie, Angela Carter, and Anish Kapoor. Currently I am working on an edited collection titled The Fairy Tale World (Routledge, 2018), a critical edition of the Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and Children's Fictions of Andrew Lang (Edinburgh University Press, 2018), and a monograph provisionally titled Fairy Tale and Revolution: Political Change and the Uses of Tradition.

Research student supervision


Number of items: 21.


Teverson, Andrew (2010) “Giants Have Trampled the Earth”: Colonialism and the English tale in Samuel Selvon’s 'Turn Again Tiger'. Marvels & Tales, 24(2), pp. 198-218. ISSN (print) 1521-4281

Teverson, Andrew (2005) Rushdie's last lost homeland: Kashmir in Shalimar the clown. The Literary Magazine, 1(1),

Teverson, Andrew [Reviewer] (2005) Book review of: When borne across: literary cosmopolitics in the contemporary Indian novel by Bishnupriya Ghosh. MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, 51(3), pp. 703-706. ISSN (print) 0026-7724

Teverson, Andrew (2004) Salman Rushdie and Aijaz Ahmad: satire, ideology and shame. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 39(2), pp. 45-60. ISSN (print) 0021-9894

Teverson, Andrew (2003) 'The uncanny structure of cultural difference' in the sculpture of Anish Kapoor. Gothic Studies, 5(2), pp. 81-96. ISSN (print) 1362-7937

Teverson, Andrew [Reviewer] (2003) Salman Rushdie's metaphorical other worlds [Book review of: Salman Rushdie's postcolonial metaphors by Jaina C. Sanga and, Stranger Gods by Roger Y. Clark]. MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, 49(2), pp. 332-340. ISSN (print) 0026-7724

Teverson, Andrew S. (2001) Fairy tale politics: free speech and multiculturalism in Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Twentieth-Century Literature, 47(4), pp. 444-466. ISSN (online) 0041-462X


Teverson, Andrew (2013) Fairy tale. Oxford, U.K. : Routledge. 182p. (The New Critical Idiom) ISBN 9780415616065

Teverson, Andrew and Upstone, Sara, eds. (2011) Postcolonial spaces: the politics of place in contemporary culture. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmilan. 208p. ISBN 9780230252257

Teverson, Andrew (2007) Salman Rushdie. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press. 259p. (Contemporary World Writers) ISBN 9780719070518

Book Section

Teverson, Andrew (2018) Marxism. In: Greenhill, Pauline , Rudy, Jill Terry , Hamer, Naomi and Bosc, Lauren, (eds.) The Routledge companion to media and fairy-tale cultures. New York, U.S. : Routledge. pp. 47-55. (Routledge media and cultural studies companions) ISBN 9781138946156

Teverson, Andrew (2012) Merely connect: Salman Rushdie and Tom Phillips. In: Mendes, Ana Cristina, (ed.) Salman Rushdie and visual culture: celebrating impurity, disrupting borders. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 12-31. (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature, no. 21) ISBN 9780415885454

Teverson, Andrew and Upstone, Sara (2011) Introduction. In: Teverson, Andrew and Upstone, Sara, (eds.) Postcolonial spaces: the politics of place in contemporary culture. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmilan. pp. 1-13. ISBN 9780230252257

Teverson, Andrew (2011) Rushdie, Salman. In: Ball, John Clement, (ed.) The encyclopedia of twentieth-century fiction. Oxford, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1320-1324. (Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature) ISBN 9781405192446

Teverson, Andrew (2008) Migrant fictions: Salman Rushdie and the fairy tale. In: Benson, Stephen, (ed.) Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale. Detroit, U.S. : Wayne State University Press. pp. 47-73. (Series in fairy-tale studies) ISBN 9780814332542

Teverson, Andrew (2006) 1989, Berlin and Bradford: out in the cold, into the fire. In: McHale, Brian and Stevenson, Randall, (eds.) The Edinburgh companion to Twentieth-century literatures in English. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. pp. 229-239. ISBN 9780748620111

Teverson, Andrew (2004) Vikram Chandra. In: Piciucco, Pier Paolo, (ed.) A companion to Indian fiction in English. Atlantic. pp. 312-324. ISBN 9788126903108

Teverson, Andrew (2003) The number of magic alternatives: Salman Rushdie's 1001 gothic nights. In: Smith, Andrew and Hughes, William, (eds.) Empire and the gothic: the politics of genre. Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 208-228. ISBN 0333984056

Conference or Workshop Item

Teverson, Andrew [Speaker] (2009) Telling tales. In: Kingston Reader's Festival; 23 Apr - 22 May 2009, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Scholarly Edition

Teverson, Andrew , Warwick, Alex and Wilson, Leigh, eds. (2015) The Selected Works of Andrew Lang. Volume 2: Literary Criticism, History, Biography. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. 416p. (Edinburgh Critical Editions) ISBN 9781474400237

Teverson, Andrew , Warwick, Alex and Wilson, Leigh, eds. (2015) The selected works of Andrew Lang. Volume 1: Anthropology: fairy tale, folklore, the origins of religion, psychical research. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. 456p. (Edinburgh Critical Editions) ISBN 9781474400213

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