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 English and medical humanities. I have also been a lexicographer for the ongoing third edition of the OED. Teaching I currently teach on the following modules at LJMU: English 4011: Reading English English 5000: Literary and Cultural Theory English 5045 Romanticism and the Real: Politics and Culture in the Nineteenth Century English 6053: Locating Madness I have previously taught postgraduate modules on literature and psychiatry and convened an MSc programme in medical humanities, and taught on undergraduate modules covering life-writing, modernism, 19th century literature, Romanticism, 18th century literature, and introductory courses on studying poetry and language in literature. I have supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations in these areas and am always happy to discuss research plans with prospective...
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