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Dr Jen Baker

Teaching Fellow · J dot Baker dot 5 at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.26

  • Gothic literature
  • Victorian Studies
  • Representations of childhood


Professor Elizabeth Barry

Professor · E dot C dot Barry at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.56

  • Medical Humanities (psychology, psychpathology, ageing)
  • English and French modernism
  • Modern British and Irish Theatre

Professor Paul Botley

Professor · Paul dot Botley at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.39

  • Early Modern letters
  • The reception of classical literature
  • Neo-Latin literature

Dr Oliver Clarkson

Teaching Fellow · oliver dot clarkson at warwick dot ac dot uk

  • Romanticism
  • Wordsworth and imperfection
  • Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Dr Ursula Clayton

Teaching Fellow · ursula dot clayton at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.54

  • Shakespeare
  • Early modern drama and culture (especially the history of the body)
  • The parasite in literature


Dr Natalya Din-Kariuki

Assistant ProfessorNatalya dot Din-Kariuki at warwick dot ac dot uk ⋅ FAB5.35

  • Early modern literary and intellectual history
  • Travel writing, transnational and transcultural encounter, and modes of cosmopolitanism
  • Rhetoric and poetics

Dr Ross G Forman

Reader · R dot G dot Forman at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.11

  • Nineteenth-century literatures and cultures
  • Queer theory and literature
  • Literary and cultural interactions between Britain and Asia

Dr Emma Francis

Associate Professor · E dot J dot Francis at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.17

  • Nineteenth-century British women's poetry
  • Bloomsbury and the East End
  • Victorian Freud

Dr Matthew Franks

Associate Professor · M dot Franks at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.13

  • Victorian, modern, and contemporary theatre
  • Book history, especially printed ephemera
  • Collective funding: subscription, the welfare state

Professor Michael Gardiner

Professor · M dot Gardiner at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.55

  • Twentieth-century British and world cultural history and cultural theory; Japanese cultural history

  • Cultures of Scottish independence and English independence; Brexit and the Anglosphere

  • Environmental philosophy and environmental humanities, particularly the cultural history of nuclear weapons

Dr John T Gilmore

Reader · J dot T dot Gilmore at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.38

  • British and Caribbean literature in the long eighteenth century in English and Latin
  • History of translation in the eighteenth century
  • Orientalism (very broadly defined, to include the history of scholarship as well as orientalist fantasy)

Dr Teresa Grant

Associate Professor · T dot Grant at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.25

  • Early modern drama (especially non-Shakespearean)
  • Renaissance literature and culture
  • James Shirley

Professor Daniel Katz

Professor · D dot Katz at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.36

  • Modernism and Avant-Gardes
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Psychoanalysis, deconstruction, theories of the subject

Dr Alice Kelly

Assistant Professor· Alice dot Kelly at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.23

  • Twentieth-century literary and cultural history
  • Anglo-American modernism
  • Literary and cultural memory

Dr Nick Lawrence

Associate Professor · N dot Lawrence at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.15

  • American literature and culture, nineteenth century to the present
  • Marxism, the Frankfurt School and critical media theory
  • World-literature and world-ecology

Professor Tina Lupton [seconded until 1 April 2024]

Professor · C dot Lupton at warwick dot ac dot uk

  • Eighteenth-century studies
  • Theory of the book
  • History of reading

Professor Graeme Macdonald

Professor · g dot macdonald at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.16

  • Energy Humanities and Petroculture
  • World Literatures
  • Science Fiction/SF

Professor Emma Mason

Head of Department · Emma dot Mason at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.44

  • Religion and literature
  • Romantic and Victorian poetry
  • Catholic poetry/philosophy/ecology


Dr Stacey McDowell

Assistant Professor ⋅ Stacey dot McDowell at warwick dot ac dot uk ⋅ FAB5.47

  • Eighteenth-century literature and philosophy
  • Romantic and Victorian poetry
  • Reading studies

Professor Paulo de Medeiros

Professor · P dot De-Medeiros at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.08

  • Critical Theory and World Literature
  • Modernism and Postcolonial Studies
  • Lusophone Literatures


Dr Michael Meeuwis

Associate Professor · M dot Meeuwis at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.09

  • Performance in Britain and its empire during the later Victorian and Edwardian periods
  • Class and geography in contemporary performance in London
  • The epistemological history of performance and novels in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England


Dr Mike Niblett

Associate Professor · m dot niblett at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.37

  • World-Literature and Postcolonial Studies
  • Ecology and Ecocriticism
  • Caribbean Studies


Dr Stephen Purcell

Reader · s dot purcell at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.46

  • Early modern drama (especially Shakespeare) in performance
  • Shakespeare adaptations
  • Audience research and practice-as-research

Professor Carol Rutter

Professor · c dot rutter at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.22

  • Shakespeare performance (both early modern and contemporary)
  • Theatre History
  • Gender and Performance


Professor Stephen Shapiro

Professor · S dot Shapiro at warwick dot ac dot uk ·

  • American Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Materialism

Dr Rochelle Sibley

Senior Teaching Fellow · Rochelle dot Sibley at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.24

  • Essay-writing support
  • Research methods
  • Yiddish Literature in Translation


Dr Jonathan Skinner

Reader · J dot E dot Skinner at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.12

  • Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
  • Ecocriticism: especially Ecopoetics, Animal and Sound Studies
  • Creative Writing and Small Press Culture


Dr Mark Storey

Reader · M dot J dot Storey at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.48

  • American studies
  • Literature and U.S. imperialism
  • Gothic and Horror

Dr Myka Tucker-Abramson

Associate Professor · M dot Abramson at warwick dot ac dot uk ·

  • Twentieth-century and contemporary U.S. writing
  • Urban studies
  • Marxist theory

Dr Rashmi Varma

Reader · rashmi dot varma at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.27

  • Postcolonial and world literature and theory
  • Feminist theory and transnational feminism
  • Materialist cultural theory


Dr Caitlin Vandertop

Assistant Professor ⋅ Caitlin dot Vandertop at warwick dot ac dot uk ⋅ FAB5.45

  • Modern and contemporary world literature
  • Postcolonial studies, especially Asia/Pacific
  • Urban and environmental humanities

Dr John West

Associate Professor · J dot West dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.43

  • Seventeenth-century literature and history, especially of the Civil Wars and Restoration
  • Early modern literature and religion
  • Early modern literature and political thought

Dr Sarah Wood

Associate Professor · Sarah dot Wood at warwick dot ac dot uk · FAB5.57

  • Piers Plowman and its transmission
  • Late medieval religious and ethical literature
  • History of the book

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