Life Writing PhD and MPhil Supervisors

Members of English have researched extensively on life writing from the mid 18th century to the present day. Research has ranged from auto/biographical texts from the First and Second World Wars to women's memoirs reflecting on the process of becoming a writer. Find out more about Life Writing at Leicester.

Mr Nicholas Everett

  • American Poetry 1850 to the Present
  • British Poetry 1850 to the Present
  • Contemporary Poetry - Mainstream and/or Experimental
  • Any aspect of Poetic Form, Metre, or Genre
  • Any aspect of Autobiography in English, post-1800

Dr Felicity James

  • Charles Lamb, Charles Lloyd, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and their Circle
  • Writing of the 1790s
  • Religious Dissent in the 18th and 19th Centuries, including but not limited to Unitarianism
  • Life-Writing, Biography, and Autobiography in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Dr Kate Loveman

  • The Early Novel
  • History of Reading
  • 17th and Early 18th Century Life Writing
  • Oral and Manuscript Cultures
  • News and Pamphleteering
  • Behn, Defoe, and Swift

Dr Julian North

  • Romantic and Victorian Literature, especially biographical or autobiographical writing in the period c. 1790-1900
  • Biographical Projects
  • Drugs in Literature, especially 19th Century
  • Romantic and Victorian Writers
  • Literary Culture of the 1830s
  • 19th Century Domesticity
  • 19th Century Literature and Portraiture
  • The Brontes

Professor Martin Stannard

  • 20th Century British Catholic Writing - e.g., Greene, Spark, Waugh, etc.
  • 20th Century Non-Fiction
  • Modernism
  • Modern Literature and Aesthetics/Theology
  • Theory of Biography
  • Modern Scholarly Editing

Dr Victoria Stewart

  • Writing from and about the First and Second World Wars
  • Holocaust Writing
  • Mid 20th-Century Novel
  • Non-canonical Authors, the ‘Middlebrow’, and Detective Fiction

Other PhD and MPhil Supervision Areas




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