Dr Natalie Pollard

Lecturer (E&R)


Extension: 01326 254203

Telephone: 01326 254203

Natalie's research specialisms are in modernist and contemporary Anglophone literature, especially late modernist poetry. She has published two books: a monograph entitled Speaking to You: Contemporary Poetry and Public Address (Oxford UP, 2012), and an edited collection entitled Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays (Edinburgh UP, 2014). Her third book (approaching completion), takes an interdisciplinary, trans-historical approach to British and Irish poetry across the long twentieth century: it connects features of modernist writing with late 20C and 21C literature, through its attention to architecture and poetry, sculpture and statues, urban space and identity, modernist typography and early modern book design, avant-garde writing and classical form. 

Natalie has active research and teaching interests in the following 20-21C writers amongst others: Geoffrey Hill, Paul Muldoon, J.M Coetzee, Zoe Wicomb, Ivan Vladislavic, Alice Oswald, J.H. Prynne, Denise Riley, Edwin Morgan, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ted Hughes, Elizabeth Bowen, David Jones, Eric Gill, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, Djuna Barnes, H.D.