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English Faculty research

The NCH English Faculty has a wide range of expertise in literature of the British Isles from the Early Modern period to the present. We also have two Americanists, several members with interests in literature of the Commonwealth, an inter-lingual comparatist, a specialist in the philosophy of technology, and a creative writing practitioner.

The Visiting Professoriate includes a world-class literary critic and editor (Professor Sir Christopher Ricks), a novelist and commentator (Mr Howard Jacobson), and one of Britain’s most distinguished directors (Sir Trevor Nunn).

Specialties and teaching interests

Literary Theory and Philosophy
  • Dr Dan O’Hara
Early Modern Literature
  • Sir Trevor Nunn
  • Dr Daniel Swift
Eighteenth Century and Romantic Literature
  • Dr Charlotte Grant
 Victorian Literature
  • Dr Catherine Brown
  • Dr Peter Maber
  • Professor Sir Christopher Ricks
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
  • Dr Catherine Brown
  • Mr Howard Jacobson
  • Dr Peter Maber
  • Dr Dan O’Hara
  • Professor Sir Christopher Ricks
  • Dr Daniel Swift
American Literature
  • Dr Peter Maber
  • Dr Dan O’Hara
Other Anglophone Literature
  •  Dr Charlotte Grant
  • Dr Peter Maber
  • Dr Dan O’Hara
  • Mr Jaya Savige
Comparative Literature
  • Dr Catherine Brown