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English Literature BA(Hons): Who teaches this course

About the faculty and staff

Find out more here about the Faculty or School where you will be taught and about some of the key teaching staff for this course. 

English literature staff at Kingston include:

Dr Éadaoin Agnew

Éadaoin teaches Victorian literature, critical theory and travel writing. Her research interests include the literature of adventure and empire, with a particular focus on Irish writing and the literature of Victorian India.

Dr Matthew Birchwood

Matthew teaches Shakespeare and other Renaissance literature and drama. His research interests include:

  • early modern drama and polemic; and
  • English engagement with Islam in the period.

Professor Fred Botting

Fred teaches literary and cultural theory, Gothic fiction and Romantic and contemporary writing. His research includes work on horror fiction and film, theories of spectrality, and the unconscious.

Norma teaches 18th century and Romantic literature, poetry and children's fiction. Her research interest is in cultural authority and the female writer.

Dr Martin Dines

Martin's research focuses on Anglo-American queer writing from the 1950s to the present, and on literary engagements with space and place.


Dr Meg Jensen

Meg's research is on influence and intertextuality among British writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. She teaches:

  • 19th and 20th century British fiction;
  • creative writing; and
  • critical theory.

Dr Jane Jordan

Jane teaches 19th and 20th century British literature, especially women writers. Her research is on literature and history, especially the legal status of British women in the 19th century.

Dr Karen A Lipsedge's research focuses on 18th-century domestic spaces and its representation in the British novel; identity, people and domestic objects.


Professor Patricia Phillippy

Patricia teaches 16th- and 17th-century comparative literary and cultural studies, Shakespeare, and gender studies. Her research focuses upon early-modern women writers and artists.

Andrew teaches 20th and 21st century world writing in English, Renaissance studies and folklore. He has conducted research on:

  • Salman Rushdie;
  • colonial/postcolonial writing; and
  • the fairy tale.

Dr Sara Upstone

Sara's research focuses on spatiality and identity in contemporary fiction. She teaches:

  • 19th century American literature;
  • 20th century British and postcolonial fiction; and
  • black British and British Asian literature and media.

Helen Palmer

Title: Lecturer in English

Specialist subjects

  • Gilles Deleuze
  • Queer theory and new materialist feminisms
  • Modernism and the avant-garde

Recent publications

  • Deleuze and Futurism: A Manifesto for Nonsense (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Dr Selene Scarsi 

Title: Senior lecturer in English Literature

Specialist subjects

  • Gender and translation in late medieval and early modern European literature and culture.

Recent publications

  • Translating Women in Early Modern England: Gender in the Elizabethan Versions of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso (Ashgate, 2010)

Nick Foxton 

Tina Chanter 

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