Dr Corinne Fowler

fowler, corinneBA MA (Leeds) PhD (Stirling)

Associate Professor of Twentieth Century Postcolonial Literature

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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.



Dr. Fowler regularly interviews writers (including Amiri Baraka, Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Tracie Morris, Bali Rai, Michael Horovitz, Ben Okri and Jon McGregor) at festivals such as Literary Leicester and Manchester Literature Festival. Recordings can be found by clicking on the Centre for New Writing link on the right hand bar of this page.

Current Postgraduate Supervision

Dr Fowler would welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate students with research interests in the following areas:

  • Afghanistan
  • 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  

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