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About Dr Sam Waterman

Dr Sam Waterman is Assistant Professor of English at the New College of Humanities. His teaching specialties include Shakespeare, 19th, 20th and 21st century Anglophone literature and literary theory. Sam read English and Critical Theory at the University of Sussex before completing a PhD in English at the University of Pennsylvania.


PhD English (University of Pennsylvania)

MA Critical Theory (University of Sussex)

BA English Language and Literature (University of Sussex)

Dr Sam Waterman's Research

Dr Waterman is currently completing a monograph entitled After Men: Modernist Adventure and Post-Patriarchal Work. The project traces a genealogy of the creative economy and the feminisation of work in novels by E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Bowen through to contemporary authors such as Zadie Smith, Sally Rooney and Rachel Cusk. Sam is a regular participant at academic conferences and has published articles and reviews in Textual Practice and Modernism/Modernity.

Dr Sam Waterman's Teaching

Dr Waterman has taught widely across the modern period in both the US and the UK. At NCH he teaches the course ‘Literature 1830-1900’, as well as modules on ‘Shakespeare and His Afterlives’, ‘Criticism’, ‘Literature 1900 to the Present’ and ‘Comparative Literature.’ He is an Associate Lecturer in English, Creative Writing and Philosophy at the University of Chichester and a regular tutor in cultural studies for the WEA.