Staff profiles

All members of academic staff have individual profiles including information about their research interests, publications, responsibilities and contact details.

Academic Staff
Professor Pascale Aebischer Early modern drama in performance; Shakespeare in performance; early modern theatre history; film adaptations; Mike Figgis, Alex Cox, Derek Jarman Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Emily Bernhard Jackson 19th-century literature (Romantic and Victorian); Lord Byron; literature and medicine; the embodied writer; composition and rhetoric Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr John Bolin Theory of the Novel; Literature and Emotion; Literature and Ethics; The Idea of the Literary; Postcolonial and Twentieth-century American Literature Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Andy Brown Contemporary poetry; medical humanities; emergence theory and critical realism; ecopoetics Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Joseph Crawford British Romanticism, especially William Blake; Gothic fiction; the history of popular fiction; literature and politics in the long 18th century; occultism and conspiracy theory; the supernatural in literature Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Karen Edwards John Milton; early modern literature and science; Bible and literature Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jane Feaver 20th century and contemporary novel and short story; metaphor and the modern pastoral. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jana Funke Late 19th- and early 20th Century Literature; History of Sexuality; Sexual Science; Medical Humanities; Reception and Historiography; Queer Theory and Sexuality Studies. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Regenia Gagnier Victorian and modern literature and culture, especially fin de siècle; interdisciplinary studies, especially science and technology, digital humanities; world literatures, globalization, and cultural translation Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Felicity Gee International modernisms; modernist and avant-garde film; Surrealism; cinematic magic realism; critical theory; museology and film exhibition; collage; Japanese film; 20th century Japanese literature Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Gabriella Giannachi Performance, art and new media; documentation and archiving; digital humanities Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Marion Gibson Magic and witchcraft in literature; British paganism; identity politics Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Professor Jo Gill American literature and culture; modern poetry; life writing; suburbs Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Nick Groom 18th century and Romanticism; English and British identity and environment; authenticity; Gothic; Tolkien Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Jason Hall Poetry and poetics; Victorian literature and culture; 19th-century science and technology Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Helen Hanson Film history; film style and technology; film sound and music; adaptation; gender issues Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Siân Harris Detective fiction; gender and genre; Canadian literature; children's literature Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Johanna Harris Renaissance literature; letter writing; 16th- and 17th-century religion and politics; women's writing; manuscripts Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Daisy Hay 18th and 19th century literature; Relationship between literature, history and politics in 19th-century Britain; Public/private selves in Romantic and post-Romantic literature; Life-writing; Histories of the archive; Women’s writing and feminist biography Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Felicity Henderson Early-modern literature; manuscript studies; science; satire; intellectual history; translation; collections and material culture. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Kate Hext Aestheticism; Modernist aesthetics; Henry James; 19th-century literature and philosophy Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Eddie Jones Medieval mystics; hermits and anchorites; late-medieval religious writing Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Nick Kaye Performance; post-war experimental arts; visual culture Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr James Kelly Romanticism; Gothic fiction; Irish and Scottish literature; rhetoric and oratory. Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Joe Kember Film theory; early and silent cinema; Victorian and Edwardian popular and visual cultures; cities Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Elliot Kendall Late medieval and early Tudor; aristocratic politics; exchange theory Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Tim Kendall Poetry and poetics; war writing (esp. WW1); archives Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr James Lyons Contemporary American film and television; American indie culture (especially film, comics, and music); theories of popular culture and taste Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Robert Mack Parody and satire; 18th-century literature; Judy Garland Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Kirsty Martin Literature and emotion; Modernism; happiness and the novel Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Nicholas McDowell Director of Research. Early-modern literature; literature and politics; literature and religion Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Andrew McRae Renaissance literature; literature and politics; literature and the environment Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Ellen McWilliams Contemporary women's fiction; the Bildungsroman; Irish, American, and Canadian literature; writing and diasporic identity Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sinéad Moynihan 20th-century literature; American literature; Irish literature; race; transnationalism Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Ayesha Mukherjee Early-modern British literature and culture; famine; dearth; ecology; environment; Mughal India. Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Alex Murray Literature and place (esp. London); critical theory, Decadence Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Sam North Writing technique; pedagogy; modern novel; plot Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Edward Paleit Classical reception and translation; political thought and writing; Renaissance poetry, c1580-1650; English civil war writing Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Joanne Parker Medievalism; the historical novel; national identities and myths Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Vike Martina Plock Literary modernism; medicine; James Joyce; interwar women's writing; consumer culture; fashion Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor John Plunkett Victorian literature; print media; popular visual culture and entertainment Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Henry Power 18th century; satire; novel (esp. Henry Fielding); classical reception; landscape Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jane Poyner 20th-century and contemporary South African literature; postcolonial literature and theory Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Chloe Preedy Early modern drama; theatrical space; Christopher Marlowe; religious polemic; Machiavelli; early modern poetry and prose Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Professor Angelique Richardson Victorian Studies; medical humanities; evolutionary biology; sex and gender Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Peter Riley C19 and early-C20 American literature and culture; poetry; Anglo-American modernism; labour history; theory; race and ethnicity; German-American studies; archives; print-culture; post-work imaginaries Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Andrew Rudd 18th-century and Romantic period literature; Romantic Orientalism; publishing and print culture; poetry of Robert Bloomfield Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Laura Salisbury Literary modernism; medical humanities; contemporary fiction; critical neuroscience; critical theory; poststructuralism; ethics; affect. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Philip Schwyzer Shakespeare; memory; material culture; late medieval to early modern Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Rob Magnuson Smith Contemporary fiction; graveyards, memorials and epitaphs; dark comedy; literature in translation; innovations in narrative voice Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Victoria Sparey Early modern literature; Shakespeare and his contemporaries; the body; life-cycles; identity; gender; medical discourses and popular engagement Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Jane Spencer Head of Department, Enlightenment and Romantic literature; the early novel; women’s writing; animals in literature Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Florian Stadtler South Asian Writing in English, Black and Asian British Writing, Indian Popular Cinema/Bollywood, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Caribbean Literature, the Twentieth Century Novel, World Literatures, Globalisation and Transcultural Studies. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Lisa Stead Archives; British silent cinema; intermediality; early twentieth-century women's writing Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Christopher Stokes Romantic poetry; literary theory; religion and literature; history of the self; history of the body Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Aron Vinegar Director of the Programme for Art History and Visual Culture; Modern Architecture, Urbanism and Design; Aesthetics; History and Theory of Photography; Habit, Ontological Indifference and Suspended Judgment; Monuments and Community Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Corinna Wagner Medical humanities; the body and visual culture; gothic literature Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Paul Williams Comics and graphic novels; race and ethnicity; post-apocalyptic fictions Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Margaret Yoon 18th-century literature, medicine, and philosophy Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Paul Young Victorian literature and culture; 19th-century globalization and imperialism; cultural theory Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Patricia Zakreski Art, aesthetics and design history; Victorian literature and culture; women and work Streatham Campus, Exeter
Fixed-term Staff
Dr Paul Bryant-Quinn Religion and devotion in medieval Wales; the Bardic Order in the 15th and 16th centuries; Welsh humanist literature; Wales and the Anglo‒Zulu War Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Daniel Cattell Early modern literature; Shakespeare; drama and religion; polemical writing; historiography; Michael Drayton Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Briony Frost Early modern literature, especially drama; royal writing and succession texts; publics; memory and forgetting; witchcraft; soundscapes Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr James Harding Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Zoe Hawkins Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Naomi Howell 12th-century romance; tombs and memorials in literature; temporality Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Victoria Joule Long eighteenth-century literature; women’s writing; life writing; the novel; gender studies; late seventeenth-century theatre Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Philip Lancaster Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Colm MacCrossan Early modern literature, particularly travel writing; textuality and nationality in Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations… of the English Nation (1598-1600); Renaissance and modern editing; Digital Humanities; Bakhtin; Genette; Renaissance drama in performance Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Andrew McInnes Eighteenth-century literature; Romantic-period women's writing, particularly Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen; the development of feminism; the Gothic, reader-response and reception theory Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Alanna Skuse Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr James Smith Eighteenth-Century and Early Modern literature, especially Samuel Richardson and Shakespeare reception; early English criticism, especially F.R. Leavis and Scrutiny; critical theory, especially Lacanian psychoanalysis Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jos Smith Literature of landscape and place, especially since the ecological crisis; nature, heritage, conservation, community and the arts; nature writing from eighteenth century to the present day; cultural geography; contemporary poetry and landscape aesthetics Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sally Templeman Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Naya Tsentourou Early modern literature and prayer, John Milton, religious lyric, body and gesture, sighs and groans, early modern drama Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr John West 17th-century; literature and enthusiasm; succession writing Streatham Campus, Exeter
Royal Literary Fund Fellows
Jane Corry Royal Literary Fund Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Sue Purkiss Royal Literary Fund Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Lorna Thorpe Royal Literary Fund Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Emeritus Professors
Professor Gerald Maclean TBC Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Stephen Neale Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Helen Taylor Streatham Campus, Exeter
Visiting Professors
Professor Colin MacCabe Streatham Campus, Exeter
Honorary University Fellows
Matt Adams Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Anne Anderson Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Emma Bird Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Leslie Blair Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Don Boyd Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Harriet Cox Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Brian Dunnigan Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Philipp Erchinger Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Peter Faulkner Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mr Anthony Fothergill Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Ian Gately Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Seth Honnor Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Demelza Hookway Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Bob Lawson-Peebles Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Hilary Mantel Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Margaret Markwick Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Inna Matyushina Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Alan Munton Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Rosemary O'Neill Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Ian Venables Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Ella Westland Honorary University Fellow Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Gaby Wijers Honorary University Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Support Staff
Anna Dickinson Administrator (Programme Support) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Gwen Morris Senior Administrator (Programme Support) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Lisa Tabbenor Administrator (Programme Support) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Beatrice Underwood Assistant Programme Administrator Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Shelly Windsor Senior Administrator (Programme Support) Penryn Campus, Cornwall