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Expertise: Literature

Dr Samantha Mcbean
My work is situated in feminist and queer theory, focused on contemporary literature, media, and culture. I have a particular interest in exploring questions of time. Focused on platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Tumblr, as well as on representations of digital culture in contemporary writing by women, I am currently exploring how the temporalities of new media remediate feminist and queer communities, histories, intimacies, and affects.

Prof Markman Ellis
18th century literature and thought; the gothic novel; slavery and empire in the 18th century; literary and political significance of sensibility and sentimentality; cultural history of the coffee house in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Prof Catherine Maxwell
Victorian poetry and the literature of the Victorian fin de si├Ęcle.

Dr Huw Marsh
Modern and contemporary fiction; comedy and humour; the historical novel

Dr Katharine Price
My long-term research interest is the relationship between popular science and popular culture in literature. I am currently researching the social history of prophetic dreams, focusing on precognitive and prophetic dream narration as a site of negotiation between cultural authority and non-elite experience. This project is returning me to an interest in Social Anthropology which composed a third of my BA Combined Studies.

Prof Felicity Rash
German-language advertising; the language of advertising; sociolinguistics of German-speaking Switzerland; critical discourse analysis with a special interst in Hitler's Mein Kampf, feminist linguistics; language history; contemporary Swiss literature.

Prof Astrid Kohler
My research interests are divided between two broad fields: the Cultural History of late 18th & early 19th Century Germany on the one hand, and the Literature written by East German Authors before and after German re-unification on the other. I am particularly interested in Goethe's Weimar.

Dr Robert Gillett
My main research interests lie in the study of German, Austrian and Comparative Cultural Studies from 1800 to the present day, especially feminist and queer studies and the work of Hubert Fichte.

Prof William Schwarz
My research focuses on postcolonial history, looking in particular at the end of Britain's empire. At present I am writing a three-volume history entitled Memories of Empire; the first volume, The White Man's World, won the Longman-History Today prize for 2013. I also work on historiographical questions concerning the conceptual underpinnings of postcolonial history, and on the relations between history and memory.

Dr Kirsteen Anderson
20th Century French literature, especially poetry; 20th Century French thought, in particular Foucault and feminism

Prof Kiera Vaclavik
My research focuses on children's literature and culture from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present day. I am particularly interested in issues of space, place and scale in relation to both particular topoi (including the world as a whole), and the geographical positioning of the child reader. Other long term interests include 19th Century French and English fiction.

Prof Jeremy Hicks
My research is broadly concerned with Russian culture, and more specifically the Leninist and Stalinist eras. this includes Soviet literature and cinema, satirical press and the works of Zoshchenko.

Prof Parvati Nair
Culture, migration, ethnicity in contemporary Spain; the Brazilian photogrpaher Sebastiao Salgado.

Dr Rachael Gilmour
My overarching field of study is colonial and postcolonial literature, theory and linguistic thought. My current research brings my concerns as a cultural historian and literary scholar to bear on contemporary Britain. With Bill Schwarz, I recently co-edited End of Empire and the English Novel since 1945 (2011), which explores the afterlives of empire in English literature and culture. At the moment, I am working on a book project titled Bad English, which broadly develops my current thinking on language and literature, the legacies of empire, and their connections to national and transnational formations. The project explores the relationship between shifting language politics in Britain since the second world war, and the literary multilingualism of writers based in Britain whose formal experimentation, translational writing, and transnational, multilingual poetics help to craft new visions of language and belonging.

Dr Samuel Halliday
In my recent work I survey Anglophone and other literature of the early twentieth century, focusing on the sounds this literature represents and the other arts (especially music) with which it is engaged. Other interests more broadly include nineteenth-century American literature, modernism and history of the body. In my current and future research, I will focus in detail on the writings of Ralph Ellison. This work will continue to explore issues relating to sound and sound technology, and will also pay more sustained attention than my previous work to the theory and practice of cinema.

Dr Will Mcmorran
My immediate research priority, a book entitled Sade, or the Ethics of Fictional Violence, builds on my previous work on eighteenth-century fiction, and on narrative theory. This study examines the reception of Sade in twentieth-century criticism and theory, and the circumstances of his institutionalization as an author of literature. With Thomas Wynn (Durham), I am currently translating Sade's 120 Days of Sodom for Penguin Classics.

Prof Julia Boffey
I continue to be interested in courtly verse, manuscript studies and the circulation of both literary and other writings. More recently, my research has explored the implications for textual production, transmission and reception brought about by the introduction of printing in England. I also study Chaucer and responses to his work.

Prof Andrew Van Der Vlies
South African literature forms the undercurrent of my long-term research, though I have also focussed on African writing and politics more broadly, as well as commonwealth and postcolonial publishing and print cultures. Other research areas include contemporary visual art and cultural studies.

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