Staff books

The department was ranked first in the United Kingdom for world-leading research in English in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and has a thriving research culture, led by internationally-renowned academics in all fields of English studies. Here is a selection of books published by members of the department in recent years, on topics ranging from medieval poetry to contemporary visual culture.

For full lists of publications please visit individual staff profiles.

Mr and Mrs Disraeli: A Strange Romance (2015)<br /><a href=''>Daisy Hay</a> 'England's Darling' (2014)<br /><a href=''>Joanne Parker</a> The Poetics of the American Suburbs (2013)<br /><a href=''>Jo Gill</a> Pathological Bodies: Medicine and Political Culture (2013)<br /><a href=''>Corinna Wagner</a> A Companion to Film Noir (2013)<br />Edited by Andrew Spicer and <a href=''>Helen Hanson</a> Decadent Poetics: Literature and Form at the British Fin de Siècle (2013)<br /><a href=''>Jason David Hall</a> and <a href=''>Alex Murray</a> Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction (2013)<br /><a href=''>Ellen  McWilliams</a> Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence (2013)<br /><a href=''>Kirsty Martin</a> Other People's Diasporas: Negotiating Race in Contemporary Irish and Irish-American Culture (2013)<br /><a href=''>Sinéad Moynihan</a> Imagining the Pagan Past: Gods and Goddesses in Literature and History since the Dark Ages (2013)<br /><a href=''>Marion Gibson</a> Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity (2012)<br />Edited by <a href='/english/staff/gibson'>Marion Gibson</a>, Shelley Trower, <a href='/history/staff/tregidga/'>Garry Tregidga</a>
Ezra Pound's Early Verse and Lyric Tradition (2012)<br /><a href=''>Robert Stark</a> Performing Early Modern Drama Today (2012)<br />Edited by <a href='/english/staff/aebischer'>Dr Pascale Aebischer</a> and Kathryn Price The Citizen (2012)<br />Edited by <a href='/english/staff/yoon/'>Margeret Yoon</a> The Gothic: a Very Short Introduction (2012)<br /><a href=''>Nick Groom</a> The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction (2012)<br /><a href=''>Nick Groom</a> Five Analogies for Fiction Writing (2012)<br /><a href=''>Sam North</a> The Art of Robert Frost (2012)<br /><a href=''>Tim Kendall</a> The Classical Hollywood Reader (2012)<br />Edited by <a href='/english/staff/neale/'>Stephen Neale</a> Archaeologies of Presence: Acting, Performing, Being (2012)<br /><a href='/english/staff/giannachi'>Professor Gabriella Giannachi</a>, <a href='/english/staff/kaye/'>Professor Nick Kaye</a>, Michael Shanks (eds)
Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910 (2012)<br />Edited by <a href='/english/staff/kember/'>Joe Kember</a>, <a href='/english/staff/plunkett/'>John Plunkett</a> and <a href='/english/staff/sullivan/'>Jill Sullivan</a> The Fool and the Physician (2012)<br /><a href=''>Andy Brown</a> Victorian Literature: A Sourcebook (2011)<br /><a href='/english/staff/plunkett/'>John Plunkett</a>, Ana Parejo Vadillo, <a href='/english/staff/gagnier/'>Regenia Gagnier</a>, <a href='/english/staff/richardson/'>Angelique Richardson</a>, Rick Rylance, <a href='/english/staff/young/'>Paul Young</a> (eds.)
The Oxford Handbook of Milton (2011)<br />Edited by <a href='/english/staff/mcdowell/'>Nicholas McDowell</a> and Nigel Smith Charles Maturin: Authorship, Authenticity and the Nation (2011)<br /><a href=''>James Kelly</a> Performing Mixed Reality (2011)<br />Steve Benform and <a href='/english/staff/giannachi/'>Gabriella Giannachi</a>
Homer's 'Odyssey': A Reading Guide  (2011)<br /><a href=''>Henry Power</a> Britain and the Islamic World, 1558-1713 (2011)<br /><a href=''>Gerald Maclean</a> and Nabil Matar Sympathy and India in British Literature, 1770-1830 (2011)<br /><a href=''>Andrew Rudd</a> Performing Presence: Between the live and the simulated (2011)<br />Gabriella Giannachi & Nick Kaye  The Gravedigger (2011)<br /><a href=''>Rob Magnuson Smith</a> Ireland and Romanticism: Publics, Nations and Scenes of Cultural Production (2011)<br /><a href=''>James Kelly</a> What Is a Woman to Do? A Reader on Women, Work and Art c.1830-1890 (2011)<br /><a href='/english/staff/hadjiafxendi/'>Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi</a> and <a href='/english/staff/zakreski/'>Dr Patricia Zakreski</a> (eds) The Cultural Place of George Eliot's Poetry (2011)<br /><a href='/english/staff/hadjiafxendi/'>Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi</a> (ed.) The Chinese Cinema Book (2011)<br /><a href='/english/staff/lim'>Dr Song Hwee Lim</a> and Julian Ward (eds) Britain and the Muslim World: Historical Perspectives (2011)<br />Edited by <a href='/english/staff/maclean'>Professor Gerald Maclean</a> Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War (2011)<br /><a href=''>Paul Williams</a> The Intellectual Culture of Puritan Women (2010)<br />Edited by <a href='/english/staff/jharris/'>Johanna Harris</a> and Elizabeth Scott-Bauman Coleridge, Language and the Sublime (2010)<br /><a href=''>Christopher Stokes</a> Jacobean Drama (2010)<br /><a href=''>Pascale Aebischer</a> Syon Abbey and Its Books: Reading Writing and Religion c.1400 - 1700 (2010)<br />Edited by <a href='/english/staff/ejones/'>E A Jones</a> and Alexandra Walsham
Epics, Spectacles and Blockbusters: A Hollywood History (2010)<br /><a href=''>Stephen Neale</a> and Sheldon Hall Miami Vice (2010)<br /><a href=''>James Lyons</a> Shakespeare and Wales: From the Marches to the Assembly (2010)<br />Willy Maley and <a href='/english/staff/schwyzer/'>Philip Schwyzer</a>
Individualism, Decadence, and Globilization (2010)<br /><a href=''>Regenia Gagnier</a> The Femme Fatale: Images, Histories, Contexts (2010)<br />Edited by <a href='/english/staff/hanson/'>Dr Helen Hanson</a> and Catherine O'Rawe Passing into the Present (2010)<br /><a href=''>Sinéad Moynihan</a> Joyce, Medicine and Modernity (2010)<br /><a href=''>Vike Martina Plock</a> The Rise of the American Comics Artist (2010)<br /><a href='/english/staff/williams/'>Dr Paul Williams</a> and <a href='/english/staff/lyons/'>Dr James Lyons</a> (eds) Marketing modernity: Victorian Popular Shows and Early Cinema (2009)<br /><a href=''>Joe Kember</a> Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England (2009)<br /><a href=''>Andrew McRae</a> J.M.Coetzee and the Paradox of Postcolonial Authorship (2009)<br /><a href=''>Jane Poyner</a> The Cambridge introduction to Sylvia Plath (2008)<br /><a href=''>Jo Gill</a> Lordship and Literature (2008)<br /><a href=''>Elliot Kendall</a> Recalling London: Literature and History in the Work of Peter Ackroyd and Iain Sinclair (2007)<br /><a href=''>Alex Murray</a> Authorship in Context: From the Theoretical to the Materail (2007)<br /><a href='/english/staff/hadjiafxendi/'>Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi</a> and Dr Polina MacKay (eds) Hollywood Heroines: Women in Film Noir and the Female Gothic Film (2007)<br /><a href=''>Helen Hanson</a> Celluloid Comrades (2006)<br />Song Hwee Lim