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Susan Bassnett works on and writes poetry. She is the editor of Ariadne’s Thread: Polish Women Poets (1986); Exchanging Lives: Poems and Translations of Alejandra Pizarnik (2002); and the author of Sylvia Plath: An Introduction to the Poetry (2008) and Ted Hughes (2009). She is also is a judge for the Times/Spender Poetry in Translation Prize.

Christina Britzolakis has research interests in modern Anglophone poetry and poetics. She has particular interests in modernist and avant-garde poetics, including the work of Sylvia Plath, T. S. Eliot, Mina Loy, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore and Wallace Stevens.

Catherine Bates works on sixteenth-century English poetry with an emphasis on courtly forms (lyric, epic, pastoral). Her MA module ‘Modes of Masculinity’ considers issues of subjectivity and gender identity in the lyric from Petrarch to Pope, using psychoanalytic constructions to propose alternative models of masculine subjectivity and desire.

Thomas Docherty has interests in modern and contemporary poetry from Ireland and Scotland. He has particular interests in Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Mebdh McGuckian, Edwin Morgan, Norman McCaig, Sorley Maclean. In most of his work on these and other writers from Scotland and Ireland, his preference is for an exploration that situates their writings in relation to modern European philosophy.

Michael Hulse's poetry has won him numerous awards and has taken him on reading tours throughout the world. At Warwick he has supervised graduate work on Geoffrey Hill, Philip Larkin, Peter Reading, Thom Gunn, Derek Walcott and others.

Daniel Katz has interests in modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, particularly figures such as Dickinson, Yeats, Pound, W. C. Williams, James Schuyler, Susan Howe, and Jack Spicer, on whom he is currently writing a monograph. He also works on French poetry, and recent research has explored modernist translation practice and transnational poetic exchange.

Jackie Labbe researches Romantic-period poetry in terms of the interconnections between form, historical context, and the social role of literature, focusing especially, but not exclusively, on Charlotte Smith and William Wordsworth.

Nick Lawrence has interests in the nineteenth-century origins of modernism and in modern and contemporary poetics. His research includes work on Whitman, Baudelaire, Adorno, O’Hara, Language and post-Language poetries and contemporary avant-garde aesthetics.

Emma Mason works on nineteenth and twentieth-century poetry, particularly Wordsworth, Elizabeth Bishop and e. e. cummings. She has interests in theories of emotion, theology, phenomenology and prosody as a way of exploring the reading experience of elegy and the lyric.