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Cathia Jenainati, BA (Dist.), MA (Hons.), PhD (Warwick) – Associate Professor



Contemporary Canadian Writing in English, especially Atwood, Laurence, Munro, Ondaatje, Davies, Cohen and Wiebe; French Feminist Literary Theory, especially Kristeva, Irigaray, Cixous and Clément; 19th C US writing and Culture especially slave narratives and post-reconstruction fiction by female writers; 20th C US writing especially 1920-1950s fiction; narratives of history as memory. I am currently working on a monograph entitled Narratives of the Self: The utilisation of memory as a narrative strategy in contemporary Canadian writing and will be supervising an undergraduate dissertation on Zora Neale Hurston.

As Co-ordinator of the Academic Writing Programme I will be teaching Academic Writing in the English Department as well as organising a series of workshops, tutorials and lectures around the university. I am also preparing a manuscript on teaching Academic Writing at university level.


Daniel Katz, BA (Reed), PhD (Stanford) – Assistant Professor

Modernism, the avant-garde, and post-modernism; psychoanalysis, philosophy, and critical theory; transatlantic literary studies; poetry, the lyric subject, and autobiographical constructions.  My recent book, American Modernism's Expatriate Scene:  The Labour of Translation, explored expatriation, translation, exoticism, multilingualism, and constructions of native and foreign in Ezra Pound, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Jack Spicer, among others.  I have also examined similar questions, along with the issue of subjectivity, in the work of Samuel Beckett.  My current research focuses on various twentieth-century elaborations of a poetics of interference, often as articulated through reflections on the local.  I am happy to hear from potential doctoral students who feel their project falls within my areas of expertise.

Jackie Labbe, BA (Ohio State), MA, PhD (Pennsylvannia) - Professor


Research interests lie in the poetry and prose of the Romantic period and nineteenth-century children's literature, and cover issues of gender, subjectivity, genre, and form. She has written on Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, Mary Robinson, Priscilla Wakefield, S.T. Coleridge, Lewis Carroll, and other authors. She is currently developing a new interest in the Romantic-period novel and issues of roles, scripts, and generic transformation. Her new book, Writing Romanticism: Charlotte Smith and William Wordsworth, 1784-1807, is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan, and she is planning a new project studying the intertextual relations between Smith and Jane Austen.


Nicholas Lawrence, BA (Harvard), MA, PhD (New York at Buffalo) – Associate Professor


American literature and culture from the nineteenth century to the present, especially within an international context; Hawthorne and Whitman; Marxism, the Frankfurt School and critical media theory; post-9/11 literary and graphic culture; contemporary avant-garde poetry and poetics. Articles on Whitman, Hawthorne, Frank O'Hara, and C21 graphic narrative. Current research focuses on Whitman, the world literature debates, and the origins of modernism; C19 and C20 literary collaboration; and international relations in global modernist poetics. He has edited a special feature on the work of Bruce Andrews for _Jacket_ magazine and has co-edited a bilingual anthology of innovative North American poetry for the Casa de Letras in Havana. He has written a companion to Adorno and Horkheimer’s _Dialectic of Enlightenment_ (Pluto Press, forthcoming) and is co-editor of _Ordinary Mysteries: The Common Journal of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne_ (American Philosophical Society)


Neil Lazarus, BA (Witwatersrand), MA (Essex), PhD (Keele) – Professor



Postcolonial studies: literature, culture, theory; 'world' literature and new directions in comparative literary studies; social and cultural theory, especially Marxism; Frankfurt School; sociology of literature; cultural materialism; imperialism, globalisation; 19th and 20th century literature: the novel; literature of Empire; realism; modernism; literary theory. Publications include Resistance in Postcolonial African Fiction (Yale UP, 1990); Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World (Cambridge UP, 1999), Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies (CUP, 2002), Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies (CUP, 2004), and The Postcolonial Unconscious (CUP, 2011).


Graeme Macdonald, MA [Jt Hons] (Aberdeen); PhD (Glasgow) - Associate Professor


Main research interests lie in the relationship between Literature and the Social Sciences, from 19th Century to the present; Globalisation and World Literature; Resource Culture and Petrofiction; Modern and Contemporary Scottish and British Devolutionary Culture; World Naturalist fiction and theory; Literary and Cultural Theory; Science Fiction and Ecocriticism. I am editor of Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature (EUP 2011) and Post Theory: New Directions in Criticism (EUP, 1999). Currently preparing a monograph, Shifting Territory: Scottish and World Literature Since 1968 and, in the longer term a study of Oil and World Fiction. I am a member of the Wrecc (Warwick Reading and Research Collective), working on a collective project on Peripheral Modernism and World Literature.


Emma Mason, BA, MA (Cardiff) PHD (Warwick) – Associate Professor (Reader) ( on Study Leave Term 3)


Poetry 1740-present; religion/bible and literature; theories of affect and emotion. Books include: Elizabeth Jennings: The Collected Poems, ed. (2012); The Cambridge Introduction to Wordsworth (2010); Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century (2006); and, with Mark Knight Nineteenth-Century Religion and Literature: An Introduction (2006). She is the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook to the Reception History of the Bible (2010); and The Blackwells Companion to the Bible in English Literature (2009); and is currently writing a book on Wordsworth and forgiveness.


Jon Mee, BA (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), PhD (Cambridge) - Professor

Romanticism, literature and politics in the 1790s and after, William Blake, contemporary Indian writing in English. My publications include Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s (1992) and Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture (2003). I have just edited an 8-volume selection of trials for sedition and treason (1792-4) with John Barrell. My work in the Romantic period often returns to the complex of ideas surrounding literary and print culture more generally in an emergent democratic society. The fascination in the period for me lies in the fact that many of the issues that continue define and trouble modern democracies first took shape there.  I currently hold a Philip J. Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to work on a project entitled 'The Collision of Mind with Mind': Conversation, Controversy and Literature 1780-1822, which will investigate the evolution of the idea of 'the conversation of culture' for the Romantic period. Looking at a similar set of issues from a much more detailed historical perspective, I am  also completing a book on attempts to bring into being a literal republic of letters in the early 1790s under the working title 'the laurel of liberty'


Nick Monk, BA (Reading), MA (Warwick), MA (Rutgers), PhD (Warwick) – IATL Research

Fellow


Research interests

The relationship between pedagogy and performance; pedagogy more broadly;performance and performativity in native literatures; the literatures of the American Southwest; theories of modernity.

Publications

Open-space Learning: a Transdisciplinary Pedagogy (Bloomsbury, 11thNovember 2010) will launch the Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities series. A piece on the uses of performance to teach Chemistry will appear in October 2010 issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Journal, Chemistry Education Research and Practice.

Teaching and supervision

Drama, Performance, Identity Post-1955, Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists, Literature in the Modern World. Also, a variety of workshops across the University faculties for departments including Business, Medicine, Chemistry, and the LDC. Supervising work on contemporary drama.

David Morley, BSc (Bristol) – Professor


An ecologist and naturalist by background, David Morley’s poetry has won fourteen writing awards and prizes including the Templar Poetry Prize, the Poetry Business Competition, an Arts Council of England Writer’s Award, an Eric Gregory Award, the Raymond Williams Prize and a Hawthornden Fellowship. His collection The Invisible Kings was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. David is also known for his pioneering ecological poetry installations within natural landscapes and the creation of ‘slow poetry’ sculptures and I-Cast poetry films. His ‘writing challenges’ podcasts are among the most popular literature downloads on iTunes worldwide: two episodes are now preloaded on to all demo Macs used in Apple Stores across the globe. He writes essays, criticism and reviews for The Guardian and Poetry Review. A leading international advocate of creative writing both inside and outside of the academy David wrote The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing which has been translated into many languages including Arabic, and he is co-editor with the Australian poet Philip Neilsen of The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing. He is the Director of the Warwick Writing Programme and the Warwick Prize for Writing.


Pablo Mukherjee, BA, MA Jadavpur University, Calcutta, M.Phil (Oxon), PhD (Cambridge) – Associate Professor (Reader) (on Study Leave Term 1)


Pablo Mukherjee is the author of Crime and Empire (OUP, 2003) and Postcolonial Environments (Palgrave, 2010) as well as a wide range of scholarly essays and book chapters.  His research interests include Postcolonial Literatures and Theory, Victorian Literature and Culture, British Colonialism and Imperialism, Crime and Science Fiction, Eco- and Environmental theories and literature, and Socialist and World-Systems theories.  He supervises MA and Ph.D dissertations in all these areas, and is currently working with candidates working on a range of topics including contemporary Pakistani literature, representation of Indian Bhasha languages in literature, travel and gender in Victorian fiction and war and masculinity in Victorian and Edwardian literature.  He is currently editing a special issue of the Yearbook of English Studies on Victorian World Literatures, researching for a monograph on natural disasters and empire and working with other colleagues in Warwick on a Comparative and World Literary Systems project.


Paul Prescott, BA (Oxon), MA, PhD (Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham) – Associate Professor

Main research interests lie in Shakespeare and early modern drama in performance, theatre history, the theory and practice of arts criticism, and creative and interdisciplinary pedagogies. Current research includes a critical biography of Sam Wanamaker (Great Shakespeareans series, Continuum) and two related monographs, Reviewing Shakespeare: Journalism and Performance from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Cambridge University Press; forthcoming 2013) and Shakespeare in Practice: Reviewing Performance (Palgrave). He has co-edited a special edition of Shakespeare (6.3: ‘Reviewing Shakespearean Theatre: The State of the Art’ [2010]) and published on Shakespeare’s endings (Shakespeare and the Making of Theatre, 2011), the Shakespearean work of Rory Kinnear (Actors’ Shakespeare, 2011) and Cheek by Jowl (Directors' Shakespeare, 2008), Shakespeare and popular culture (New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare, 2010), the critical reception of Globe productions (Blackwell Companion to Shakespeare and Performance, 2006), on Macbeth (Shakespeare Survey 57, 2004), Hamlet and Coriolanus (Penguin Shakespeare, 2005), and a monograph on the critical and performance history of Richard III (Palgrave Shakespeare Handbooks, 2006). He has taught and acted Shakespeare in the UK, Japan, America, Australia and China. In July 2011 he became an Academic Associate in the RSC-Warwick international Centre for the Teaching of Shakespeare.

Stephen Purcell, BA, MA, PhD (Kent)


My research focuses on the performance of the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries on the modern stage and on screen. My particular research interests include theories of the audience, space, popular culture, parody, adaptation, and comedy, and I am as interested in ‘Shakespeare’ as a 20th- and 21st-century cultural phenomenon as I am in Shakespeare the dramatist. Publications include Popular Shakespeare: Simulation and Subversion on the Modern Stage (Palgrave 2009), a handbook on The White Devil (Palgrave 2011), and articles on Shakespeare on television, constructions of ‘Shakespeare’ in theatre reviewing, and the performance of Shakespeare’s clown and fool roles. I am currently working on a practical research project with the theatre company The Pantaloons (for whom I also direct) and a third book for Palgrave, Shakespeare in Practice: The Audience. I regularly lead practical workshops on Shakespeare in performance at conferences and elsewhere.

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