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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...

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Professor Gerry Smyth

I received my PhD from the University of Staffordshire in 1995, since which time I have taught on the English Programme at Liverpool John Moores University. I have taught on a wide range of subjects during that time, and currently contribute to the teams offering modules on Modernism, Literature and...

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Sheena Streather

I’m the Librarian for LJMU English and I look forward to meeting many of you during your time here. I’m here for you for help and support with any of your library enquiries throughout your course. I can help you with things like finding books, navigating your way round the electronic...

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Dr Fiona Tolan

My research is primarily concerned with contemporary literature, with a strong emphasis on British and Canadian writing. Since completing a PhD in 2004 on the relationship of Margaret Atwood’s fiction with second wave feminism, I have maintained a strong research interest in Atwood’s work, and am a member of the...

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Dr Kathryn Walchester

My main research interest is travel writing; in particular eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European journeys by women. I have published monographs on women travellers in Italy and Norway and I am currently working on a monograph about travelling servants. I lead the ‘Genres of Travel’ module at Level 6; the ‘Teaching...

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Dr James Whitehead

My research interests include Romanticism and its legacies, psychiatry and mental illness in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, including modernism especially, and life-writing. I arrived at LJMU in 2014. Before that I studied English at Oxford, UCL, and King’s College London, where I held a Wellcome postdoctoral fellowship and lectured in...

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Dr Rachel Willie

My research covers seventeenth century literary history and culture. My first book, Staging the Revolution offers a reappraisal of the weight and volume of drama produced from 1647-1672, both in terms of live performances and performances on the paper stage. I drew from my interest in history as fiction to...