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Professor Michael Gardiner


Tel: ext. 73090
Email: m dot gardiner at warwick dot ac dot uk

Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


Michael Gardiner has held posts in England, Scotland, and Japan, and written on constitutional issues, devolution, cultures of independence, literary disciplinarity and canonicity, critical theory, C20 political history, and Euro-Japanese comparison, as well as short stories.

Research interests

I am presently working on, firstly, the interplay of 'disasters', nature as an idea, and political consensus, and secondly, the impact of British aesthetic and financial conceptions of government on the Meiji Enlightenment.

I welcome contact from any researchers interested in cultures of independence, post-Britishness, critical theory and literary disciplinarity, post-war British politics, or Euro-Japanese issues.

Teaching and supervision

My BA options include:

Currently supervising on post-Victorian manga and fiction and early neoliberalism. I welcome PhD enquiries on anything related to above.

Selected Recent publications

Term Three Office hours

Tuesday 1500-1600, Wednesday 1300-1400

(Except W8 - mail me)