Teaching Fellow in English
I joined the University of Birmingham in January 2012. I teach on the Literary Aesthetics and Critical Practice modules.
Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing
I lecture in Creative Writing across all levels of study.
Reader in English Literature and Psychoanalysiss
I work in psychoanalytic literary and cultural studies. I am interested in how the unconscious structures our relationship with our personal and non-personal selves, with our gender, sexuality and culture.
Teaching Fellow in English Literature
I am a Teaching Fellow in the department and contribute to a wide range of modules, having taught previously at Trinity College Dublin, Durham University and the University of Westminster. I specialise in late-medieval and Early Modern literature, and my research is focused, in particular, on late-medieval multilingualism, on medieval and Early Tudor drama and performance, as well as the ...
Professor of English Literature
I have published many volumes of literary criticism on a wide range of authors, plus three collections of poetry and a verse translation of Dante’s Inferno.
Lecturer in English Literature
I joined the University of Birmingham in 2011 as a lecturer in Modern Literature, having previously taught and studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. My research focuses on the intersection between literature, law and philosophy from the early twentieth century onwards.
Reader in Twentieth Century Literature
I have been teaching at the University of Birmingham since 1993. Prior to that I worked for three years at the University of East Anglia. I did my doctoral work in Canada at McGill University, where I held a Commonwealth Scholarship for five years. I took a BA in English (in the School of Cultural and Community Studies) at Sussex University.
Senior Lecturer in English Medieval Studies
I have interests spanning the period 1000-1600, mostly in Britain but with some coverage of the Low Countries and northern France.
I am a lecturer in English Literature, specialising especially in the contemporary period, and with particular interests in postcolonial and postimperial literatures. My teaching and research activities give some sense of the range of my interests within this.
I write fiction and short film.
Award-winning contemporary poet, literary critic and prose writer. A focus on the serious application of Surrealist technique.
I joined the University of Birmingham in 1998, having received my Ph.D. from Birkbeck College, University of London, with a thesis on women, the city and the concept of the flâneusein nineteenth and twentieth-century English and American literature. Previously I studied at the University of Reading, where I took a BA in English Literature & Philosophy, and the MA Literature and the ...
My main enthusiasm is for Victorian literature and the Bible. I am currently writing a monograph on Christina Rossetti’s poetic deployment of the Psalms and completing an article on her representation of forgiveness. Other research interests include literary representations of the technologies of vision, the Victorian reception of seventeenth century devotional poetry, and the work of ...
Lecturer in English Literature
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor of English Literature
Professor Karen O'Brien is the University's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, and oversees the University’s educational agenda. She is a member of the University Executive Board and leads for UEB on issues related to teaching and quality, curriculum, e-learning, student recruitment, widening participation and the student experience. She chairs the University Education ...
Professor of Early-Modern Literature
I’m an early-modern specialist in English literature. My approach to literary texts attempts to blend rigorous close reading techniques with understanding of intellectual and cultural contexts. Recently, I’ve been looking at the development of a poetics of scientific writing from (roughly) 1580 to 1730, a study which includes some major scientific writers like Galileo, Thomas ...
I’m a Lecturer in English Literature, and I teach across all periods of literature, especially the early modern period and eighteenth century. As a researcher, I’m interested the way Shakespeare is quoted and valued in literature and culture, from his own lifetime to the twenty-first century.
My main enthusiasm is for eighteenth-century poetry and satire, particularly the work of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, and I have a special interest in textual editing, having produced, over the last few years, editions of Pope’s Dunciadand of hoaxes and parodies by Swift. I also enjoy teaching a wide range of English literature in a variety of our undergraduate and ...
Geoffrey Shepherd Professor of Medieval English Literature
I am a specialist in medieval English language and literature with strong manuscripts, archival, and interdisciplinary experience. My work addresses questions that trouble the conventional boundaries between literary and other discourses, and is informed by the belief that medieval textual research can contribute to cultural history and enrich theory and practice in English studies.
Lecturer in Medieval English
My work centres on Old English language and literature and the interaction between text and image in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts; I also write about and teach modern fantasy literature and its relationships with medieval texts.
Professor of English Literature
Ian Small has published widely on late nineteenth-century intellectual culture, on the theory and practice of text-editing, and on the role of literary theory in English studies. He has a particular interest in Oscar Wilde. He has edited a number of Wilde's works and - most recently - has published on the nature of Wilde's writing career. He is the general editor of the Oxford English Texts ...
I’m a Lecturer in English Literature. I teach pre-1800 literature, with a particular focus on the Medieval and Renaissance periods. As a researcher, I work on medieval Scottish literature. I am particularly interested in romance, manuscript study, and book history.
I am a senior lecturer in English Literature, teaching both core courses and specialist modules. I have held a number of major administrative roles at departmental level, and am currently Programme Lead for the BA English degree.
My research explores the writings of early modern English and Irish women (c. 1550-1730), the social and cultural relationships which ...