Visiting Research Fellows

Current Visiting Research Fellows to the Institute of English Studies:

  • Dr. Danielle Barkley is working on her monograph, Novel Kinds: Genre in the Nineteenth Century which considers how fictional genres such as the sensation novel, silver fork novel and detective fiction influenced the evolution of the British novel.
  • Dr Gert Buelens (Universiteit Gent) is working on a scholarly edition of Henry James’s Confidence and Washington Square (Cambridge University Press).
  • Professor Marie-Françoise Cachin is researching for a project titled: 'British Book Publishing and the Search for Lost Archives of the Booktrade'.
  • Dr Tita Chico (University of Maryland) is the editor of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. She is currently writing a monograph: Experimentalism: Literary Knowledge and Science in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Her book argues that late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature allowed writers and their readers to imagine new possibilities for individuals and the worlds they inhabited by specifically addressing the structures of authority and objectivity that practitioners and advocates of early science were beginning to formulate.
  • Dr Mary Coghill (Fellow, London Metropolitan University): research title: The Development of Roman Jakobson’s semiotic interpretation of poetic form and function with special reference to his axial model of the poles of language: metaphor and metonymy; and the application of this developed model to the construction of city poetics with reference to Vladimir Mayakovsky’s poetry.
  • Dr Lise Jaillant (Newcastle University): 'Cheap Modernism: Publisher’s Series and the Avant-Garde'.
  • Dr Elena Nistor (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest): 'Towards a Gynopoetics of the Metropolis: Visions of London in 21st-Century British Poetry'.
  • Dr Aakanksha Virkar-Yates (University of Sussex) is completing a monograph on The Mysticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins which will be published by Ashgate.  Her study moves against the current tide of literary criticism in placing the nineteenth-century Jesuit poet within the tradition of Christian mysticism. She argues for the central influence on Hopkins of the "philosophical spirituality" which originates in the early Alexandrian school with Clement of Alexandria and Origen.
  • Dr Benjamin Ware (University of Manchester) is completing his monograph Modernism and the Ethical Turn.