Category: Staff

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Dr Emily Cuming

Teaching I began working at Liverpool John Moores University in 2017. Before this, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds for three years, during which time I taught undergraduate and MA courses in Victorian and Modern literature. Prior to that I lived in the US for seven...

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Dr Bella Adams

Teaching: I am currently teaching three undergraduate modules on the English degree: ‘Reading English’, Literary and Cultural Theory 1’ and ‘Race in America.’ I am module leader for ‘Race in America’, which mainly focuses on contemporary black American novels, poetry, film and theory. In the past, I have taught on a...

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Dr Rebecca Bailey

My teaching and research interests lie in early modern English literature, theatre history, modern drama and textual editing. My monograph Staging the Old Faith: Queen Henrietta Maria and the Theatre of Caroline England, 1625-1642 (Manchester University Press, 2009) explores Caroline theatre as a space which energetically engages with the explosive...

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Dr Jonathan Cranfield

I received my PhD from the University of Kent in 2011 where I spent four years teaching in the schools of English and History on subjects including Romanticism, critical theory, poetry, American crime fiction and literature & science. I’m currently completing a monograph on the work of Arthur Conan Doyle...

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Dr Joanna Croft

Publications:  Croft JS, and G. A. Smyth, Our House: The Representation of Domestic Space in Contemporary Culture (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006)

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Dr Brian Gibbons

Research Interests Magic and the occult; seventeenth-century radicalism; Renaissance theatre. Current Projects I am currently writing up research on the Faust legend. I have also begun research on various versions of the myth of Medea, which I propose to carry forward in two directions: a) an exploration of issues of...

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Professor Elspeth Graham

From my earlier work on seventeenth-century radicalism, I have extended my interest into research on cultural connections and intersections in the early-modern period.  I am particularly interested in two related areas: human relations with the environment and with other species who co-exist within culture; and the seriousness of play as...

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Dr Colin Harrison

My PhD explored the later fiction of Herman Melville and its treatment of different forms of social and economic exchange. Since then, I have written on 19th century urban disorder, American modernism, and late 20th century cultural and intellectual history. My recent book American Culture in the 1990s is an...

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Dr Sondeep Kandola

My research is largely in the field of national identity with a particular focus on nineteenth and early-twentieth century British literature, gender and sexuality in the period and the Gothic. Other interests include women’s writing, Irish literature of the Romantic and Victorian periods, Decadence and Aestheticism and the literature of...

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Dr Michael Morris

Following a PhD at the University of Glasgow, Michael  became a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Edinburgh. In 2013, he was awarded the G. Ross Roy medal for Best Thesis in Scottish Literature. You can find his Academia.edu profile here. Teaching World Time and Text (Level 4) Literature...

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Professor Brian Maidment

Brian joined LJMU English in September 2012 as a part-time Professor of the History of Print. His long teaching career has taken him to wide range of HE institutions including polytechnics, colleges of higher education, and both pre- and post-1992 universities. His central role now is concerned with research, although...

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Dr Filippo Menozzi

  I hold a PhD from the University of Kent. My research explores the work of Anglophone South Asian women writers and the contested notions of ‘postcolonial’ and ‘world literature’. Main research interests are South Asian literature, the role of intellectuals in postcolonial societies, the links between Marxism, ethics and...

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Professor Joe Moran

I am a cultural historian focusing on Britain in the very recent past, with a particular interest in everyday life. Alongside my academic research, I have written regularly for newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian, the Financial Times, the New Statesman, The Times, Times Higher Education, BBC History Magazine,...

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Dr Nadine Muller

My research covers literary and cultural histories of women, gender, and feminism from the nineteenth century through to the present day, as well as contemporary women’s fiction, and neo-Victorianism. My first monograph – The Widow: A Literary and Cultural History – will be published by Liverpool University Press in late 2017, and...

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Professor Glenda Norquay

I have three main areas of research interest – Robert Louis Stevenson and late nineteenth-century literary culture; Scottish women’s writing; and British women’s suffrage fiction – and my work is driven by an engagement with the intersections of literature and cultural history. Publications in these areas, include Robert Louis Stevenson...

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Dr Deaglán Ó Donghaile

Dr Ó Donghaile is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History.  He holds a BA (Hons) and PhD from Trinity College, Dublin.  From 2007-9 he was Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of English, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and in 2009 held a visiting fellowship...

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Dr Michael Perfect

I hold a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and before joining LJMU in 2016 I taught at Bilkent University in Ankara, at Cambridge, and in London. My main research and teaching interests are in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and culture, with particular emphases on contemporary British literature, postcolonial studies, modernist and postmodernist...

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Dr Jude Piesse

My first book, British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832-1877 (Oxford University Press, 2016), is about the literary culture of nineteenth-century emigration from Britain, with a particular emphasis upon popular periodicals. My current project brings together developing interests in secret gardens and the life and work of Charles Darwin. It aims...

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Dr Joanna Price

Joanna Price’s research expertise is mainly in late-twentieth-century and twenty-first-century American literature.  She is particularly interested in questions of personal and cultural memory, mourning and trauma, as they are explored in recent fiction, autobiography and travel memoir, including polar writing.  She is also interested in pedagogical issues relating to the...

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Dr Helen Rogers

My main teaching and research interests lie in the nineteenth century. I have published books on women and radical culture and on gender and fatherhood, and I am one of the editors of the Journal of Victorian Culture. Currently I am working on a study of crime, punishment and rehabilitation...