Students Staff

Staff publications

See our individual academic staff profiles below for full publication lists or search our research repository.

Creative writing

  • Dr James Canton - nature writing and the ‘new nature writing’ movement, creative non-fiction, ecocriticism, psychogeography and the rural derive, deep topography, travel writing and theory
  • Matthew De Abaitua - science fiction and literary fiction
  • Dr Adrian May - creative writing, performance poetry, songs, myth and folklore
  • Dr Chris McCully - creative writing, poetry, memoir writing, old English metrics
  • Dr Holly Pester - feminist experimental writing, dreams, hallucinations, daydreaming, voice, non-linguistic sounds, nonsense, body, sexuality, posture, radical politics
  • Professor Philip Terry - creative writing, poetry, Oulipo

Drama and theatre studies

  • Dr Liam Jarvis - immersive performance and participation, science-art interdisciplinarity, intermediality, interactivity, theatre in the dark, theatre directing, applied performance, affect and wellbeing
  • Dr Elizabeth Kuti - playwriting, contemporary playwrights, the long eighteenth century, women playwrights
  • Annecy Lax - theatre writing, directing
  • Professor Jonathan Lichtenstein - stage writing, contemporary theatre
  • Dr Mary Mazzilli - Chinese and East-Asian theatre, contemporary theatre practices (directing and producing), dramaturgy and playwriting, comparative drama and literature, gender studies

Film studies

  • Nic Blower - film production, documentary, contemporary film
  • Dr Shohini Chaudhuri - world cinema, film theory and affect, gender and feminist theory, technology and the body, psychoanalysis
  • Professor Jeffrey Geiger - US cinema, films of and about Asia and Pacific regions, film practice in critical and theoretical contexts, documentary and ethnographic film
  • Dr John Haynes - Soviet and Russian cinema, US independent cinema, film and history, cinema and social justice activism
  • Dr Eirini Konstantinidou - film production, directing, the future of cinema and artificial memories
  • Professor Karin Littau - film adaptation, intermediality, comparative literature, translation studies, silent cinema, history of reading
  • Bevan Walsh - fictional film directing, commercials



  • Professor Sanja Bahun - Modernism, comparative and world literature, psychoanalysis, women’s and gender studies, the arts and transitional justice
  • Professor Katharine Cockin - archival studies, women’s suffrage literature and history, modern and contemporary literature, literature and law, women’s history, science fiction and contemporary culture, auto/biography, First World War and literature, literature and place
  • Professor Maria Cristina Fumagalli - Caribbean literatures, art and cinema, border studies, contemporary poetry, Derek Walcott, postcolonial studies
  • Professor John Gillies - Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, the cultural poetics of space and place
  • Dr Patricia Gillies - theoretical approaches to literature and art history, Lacanian theory, gender/genre implications, Old and Middle English literature, Old Icelandic literature, the theory and practice of literary translation
  • Dr Susan Oliver - Romantic period, Scottish literature, transatlantic literature, nature writing and ecocriticism
  • Dr Jak Peake - Caribbean literature, African American literature, black British writing, postcolonial and colonial writing, ecocriticism
  • Dr Owen Robinson - literature and culture of the American south, contemporary US literature, cultural geography
  • Dr Jordan Savage - avant-garde U.S. poetry, literatures of the American South-West, alternative knowledges, feminist reading and writing practices, environmental criticism and eco-lyric
  • Dr Sean Seeger - Modernism, Postcolonialism, Utopias/dystopias
  • Dr Deirdre Serjeantson - Early Modern literature, Petrarchism, Irish and Scottish writing in sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, manuscript studies

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Our academic staff

Our academic staff

Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their expertise across literature, film, creative writing and drama. Find out more by reading their staff profiles.