Dr Corinne Fowler
BA MA (Leeds) PhD (Stirling)
Associate Professor of Twentieth Century Postcolonial Literature
T: +44 (0)116 223 1435
Dr Fowler is Director of the Centre for New Writing. She specialises in regional British black and British Asian writing and is co-author of Postcolonial Manchester: Diaspora Space and the Devolution of Literary Culture (Manchester University Press, 2013). Click here for the Times Higher Review. She is currently writing a book called Green Unpleasant Land: Creative Responses to Britain's Historical Black Presence. Dr. Fowler has an additional interest in Afghanistan and her monograph, Chasing Tales: travel writing, journalism and the history of ideas about Afghanistan (2007) investigates the legacy of traumatic Anglo-Afghan encounter to contemporary travel narratives, ethnography and journalism.
Dr. Fowler was director of an Arts Council-funded project called 'Grassroutes: Contemporary Leicestershire Writing' (2011-12), which promotes critical engagement with transcultural writing from Leicestershire. Grassroutes (microsite). Several publications have also arisen from her research on an AHRC-funded project called 'Moving Manchester', for which she conducted interviews with creative writers and created an online catalogue of creative writing. She recently curated an exhibition entitled 'Writing Manchester: literature in the city since 1960', which aimed to promote the work of independent and community publishers.
She has also published a number of short stories. Dr Fowler co-edited a volume, entitled Travel Writing and Ethics: Theory and Practice, (Routledge, 2013), which contains essays by scholars of postcolonial theory and travel writing.
- Grassroutes: Contemporary Leicester Writing
- Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded project 'Affective Digital Histories: Recreating De-Industrial Spaces, 1970s to the present.'
Current Postgraduate Supervision
Dr Fowler would welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate students with research interests in the following areas:
- British black and British Asian literary cultures
- Country houses' colonial connections
- Creative-critical and critical-creative writing
- Creative writing (fiction)
- Regional writing and publishing
- Rural racism
- Travel writing
Teaching and Administration
- EN1010 Reading English
- EN1020 The Novel
- EN2060 Concepts in Criticism
- EN3161 Postcolonial Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the War on Terror
- EN3162 Harem and Hijab: Writing about Women in Islam 1716-Present
- An Introduction to Writing Creatively
- Director of External Relations
- Literary Leicester Festival Committee