Professor David Wiles


My teaching always involves a dimension of practice. I regard it as a creative activity, and therefore never teach the same course in the same way twice. I particularly enjoy projects which test out historical propositions, and courses which allow students to bring their own experience of the world to bear upon their work. Shakespeare has been an important focus of my teaching during my time at Exeter, and my philosophy is that recovering the past offers the most radical route to innovation in the present.

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