Professor Daniel Moore BA, MPhil, PhD

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Department of English Literature
Professor of English Literature
Head of English Drama and Creative Studies

Contact details

Arts Building, Room 116
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I work on nineteenth and twentieth century literature and visual culture. I have published work on Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, Vernon Lee, Walter Pater and a range of other late Victorian and modernist art and literature.


  • PhD (Birmingham)
  • PGCert (Birmingham)
  • MPhil (Birmingham)
  • BA(Hons) (Birmingham)


I was an undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral fellow at The University of Birmingham before taking up a lectureship here.


I teach a range of modules across all three years of the undergraduate curriculum, including Prose (Year 1), Enterprising English (Year 2), Postmodern Historical Fictions (Year 3), James and Wharton (Year 3). I also contribute to teaching on the MA in Literature and Culture.

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise students who work in my period of research expertise. These have included projects on Wilkie Collins and Medicine, on Egyptology in late nineteenth century culture, on the Birmingham Group of writers in the 1930s, and a number of other projects on modernist fiction. I’d be very interested in receiving PhD proposals from prospective students working across the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Find out more - our PhD English Literature  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.


My research interests lie mostly in literary and visual modernism – experimental writing and art produced in the period between the two World Wars. My forthcoming book, Insane Acquaintances, charts the ways in which modernism in Britain helped shape public taste in a variety of ways: through exhibitions, the teaching of art in schools, interior design and travelling collections. I also work on art writing more broadly – I’ve published articles on figures such as Vernon Lee, Walter Pater and Adrian Stokes, and I’m currently working on a book project on English Art Writing on Italian Art in the years 1850-1935.

Other activities

I am the Enterprise Lead for the School of English, Drama, and American and Canadian Studies, and I am very interested in helping students utilise they skills and training they learn on their degree programme for a life beyond the classroom.

From a research perspective, I am an editor of the journal Modernist Cultures, and I sit on the committee of the British Association of Modernist Studies, currently as external relations officer.


Recent publications


Moore, D 2020, Insane Acquaintances: Visual Modernism and Public Taste in Britain, 1910-1951. British Academy/British Academy, British Academy Monographs, Oxford University Press. <,%201910-1951&cc=gb&lang=en>


Moore, D 2016, '‘A New Order is Being Created’: Domestic Modernism in 1930s Britain', Modernist Cultures, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 409-428.

Moore, D 2015, 'Lateness in James and Jameson', The Henry James Review, vol. 36, no. 3.

Moore, D 2015, 'The English BA at the University of Birmingham (UK): values and challenges', South Atlantic Review, vol. 78, no. 1-2, pp. 64-75. <>

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Moore, D 2019, Ford Madox Ford as Cultural Critic. in S Haslam & L Colombino (eds), Routledge Research Companion to Ford Madox Ford. Routledge.


Moore, D 2010, Questions of History. in P Osbourne, P Brooker, A Gasiorek, D Longworth & A Thacker (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 368-87.

Moore, D 2008, Modernity, Historiography and the Visual-Material History of Rome: Vernon Lee’s “The Spirit of Rome”. in G Tague (ed.), The Origins of English Literary Modernism, 1870-1914. Academica Press, pp. 297-314.

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