Media studies teacher and researcher Ross Adamson's work is concerned with online public sphere activity, specifically the commenting practices on online news sites, he draws particularly on the philosophy of Habermas and Bakhtin and has also worked on technologies for education.
The author of 'Renaissance Woman', Kate Aughterson's teaching and research interests cross disciplinary boundaries, linking scientific, textual, philosophical and political discourses. She has lectured in art history and literature focusing on seventeenth century drama, with regard to gender, sexuality and performance culture.
Tunisian born, Dora studied at University of Sorbonne and her work has followed a multidisciplinary approach, leading to collaboration with sociolinguistics, anthropology and photography. She has international research interests in language, linguistics and identity in the arts and popular culture.
Irralie Doel's main areas of research are in 20th and 21st century literature and creative process, especially poetry and poetics, drama, and women’s writing. She also teaches creative writing and research relations between writing, reading and creative practice. She has an interest in how visual texts intersect with literary texts, and in practitioners who employ both.
Julie Everton worked as a journalist and professional scriptwriter for film, TV and radio before joining the University of Brighton in 2009. Her award winning plays have been staged in London theatres and on regional and national tours. She has worked as a Playwright in Residence at the Royal National Theatre and been a script reader for a range of film, TV and theatre companies.
Nigel Foxcroft lectures and researches in English Literature, having also taught in Hungarian and Russian. He is an expert on Malcolm Lowry Anglo-American and postcolonial literature and Russian literature. Nigel has run the literature research seminar series at Brighton.
Dr Grant Ferguson's research is in the field of Shakespeare and early modern English literature and culture, often in modern and postmodern contexts and focus on: collective memory; Shakespeare and the First World War; Women’s Theatre and suffragism in the First World War; appropriations of early modern drama in performance and culture.
Lecturer in English Literature, Richard Jacobs has been instrumental in developing English literature at the university. His research crosses pedagogy in literature, narratology and the myth of the Fall. His published work includes critical editions of Waugh and analysis of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Craig Jordan-Baker lectures in Creative Writing. He is an academic and writer whose research interests include creative writing theory, pedagogy and interdisciplinarity within the arts. His dramatic work has been performed around the country and his fiction has appeared in publications such as New Writing, Text and Potluck.
Patricia McManus is a lecturer in media and cultural history. She works on the history of modern cultural practices and forms, in particular on the history of the novel and other mass-mediated forms of fiction. She is particularly interested in feminist, Marxist and ‘post-Marxist theoretical traditions
Jess Moriarty is founder of the Work Write Live programme. She designs courses on and teaches creative and imaginative writing, writing for personal development and confident speaking and writing. Her research uses autobiography and poetry to explore the potential of making the academic writing process more personal.
Prof Deborah Philips has published on the narratives of television, carnival and post-war women's fiction and has a particular research interest in the structures of the stories employed in popular culture. She has previously developed creative writing groups in a psychiatric hospital and written on the therapeutic potential of writing in a mental health context.
Dr Aakanksha Virkar Yates researches and teaches nineteenth-century and twentieth century literature. Her research is fundamentally interdisciplinary, placing literary works in dialogue with theology, philosophy, music and visual culture. She has published on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and on T. S. Eliot, and is interested in the intersections between romanticism and modernism.
Catherine Watts lectures and researches in English language history and issues around foreign language teaching and learning. She is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and runs Routes into Languages (South). Her scholarly work has explored the decline of language learning in Britain.
Synthesizing his studies in ethical philosophy and post-structuralist theory with a new reading of post-war American poetics, Dr John Wrighton is best known for his concept of the 'poethical', a contemporary poetic "turn to ethics". He also works with American literature and culture, modernist and avant-garde experimental writing, and representations of the cityspace using new technologies.