Visiting Research Fellows

Visiting Research Fellowships are offered for a period of six to twelve months and may be renewed once only to enable the continuation of existing projects based in IES. We welcome interest from scholars in English Studies based in the UK or overseas, including non-affiliated researchers. Visiting Research Fellows will be entitled to use of shared office space in the Institute, access to Senate House Library, an email account, free attendance at Institute events, and access to a fund for travel/research expenses (currently up to £200 pa, subject to affordability and demand). Visiting Research Fellows are expected to contribute to the Institute’s activities, through participation in its events, projects and general intellectual and research environment. IES welcomes Visiting Fellows’ engagement in existing research at the Institute, and discussion of new work that might be developed here.

Current Visiting Research Fellows

Dr Mary Coghill (London Metropolitan University)

Project 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'.

Mary Coghill has lived and worked in London for many years. Early work was published in One Foot On The Mountain (1979, Onlywomen Press). Recently published poetry explores the central themes of what city poetry is and what a city poetic means. This theme has also been explored as part of a completed PhD at The London Metropolitan University. A second book-length city poem Shades of Light: A Triumph of City, was published in 2013 and is now available from City of Poetry. 


Dr Rose Levinson (University of San Francisco)

Project Title: 'Contemporary Egyptian Fiction: Mirrors on the Arab Awakening’

Rose Levinson is adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco. She teaches courses on Jewish identity and Middle East politics. She hosted a public policy radio program for fifteen years on San Francisco's KALW, 91.7 FM, and managed the station for one year. Her book Death of a Holy Land: Reflections in Contemporary Israeli Fiction was published in 2013.

Dr Angeliki Spiropoulou (University of the Peloponnese)

Project Title: 'Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas: Text and Contexts'

Angeliki Spiropoulou (MA; PhD Sussex) is Associate Professor of Modern European Literature and Theory at Peloponnese University, Greece. She has authored the monograph Virginia Woolf, Modernity and History: Constellations with Walter Benjamin (Palgrave-Macmillan 2010), and co-authored History of European Literature 18th-20thC (Hellenic Open University 2008). She has edited the volumes: Walter Benjamin; Culture Agonistes; Contemporary Greek Fiction, and an issue on 'Gender Resistance' for EJES. She has recently contributed to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism, and the volume 1922: History, Culture, Politics (Cambridge UP). She is on the Executive Committee of the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies.