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Professor Tim Kendall


Tim Kendall was born in Plymouth in 1970. He read English at Christ Church, Oxford, and completed his D. Phil on Northern Irish poetry in 1994. After holding several short-term teaching posts in Oxford, he became the Sir James Knott Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle.  In 1997 he was appointed to his first permanent post, at the University of Bristol. He joined Exeter as Professor of English Literature in 2006, and served as Head of Department from 2007 to 2013. He was Director of Research in 2014, after which he held a three-year Major Research Fellowship funded by Leverhulme. From January until July 2019, he was the university's Academic Director of Arts & Culture, and he has now taken a new role as Academic Director of Special Collections.