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Culture expertise

English expertise centres on Creative Writing, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Linguistics, English Literature and Philosophy, and leads the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing, which is devoted to cultivating the literary arts and the life of ideas with public masterclasses, workshops and talks.

Our experts

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  • Dr Anthony Howe

    Reader in English Literature and MA English Literature Course Director

    Dr Anthony Howe is Reader in English Literature and Director of Graduate Research in the School of English at Birmingham City University. Originally from the North East of England, he studied at Liverpool (BA; MA) before taking a PhD at Cambridge. Prior to his current post he taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford....

  • Professor Howard Jackson

    Emeritus Professor

    Howard Jackson gained his PhD from Reading University, and his research interests are in English Grammar, Vocabulary and Lexicography. Howard Jackson has written eight books (for Longman and Routledge among others) and numerous articles on grammar, vocabulary and lexicography. An invited speaker at conferences all over Europe,...

  • Dr Robert Lawson

    Associate Professor

    Dr Robert Lawson completed his ESRC-funded PhD thesis at the University of Glasgow in 2009, focusing on urban adolescent language use in a high school in Glasgow. Since joining Birmingham City University, Dr Lawson has expanded his focus to encompass research on language in the media, language and masculinities, and the...

  • Professor Gregory Leadbetter

    Professor of Poetry, Course Director of the MA in Creative Writing, Director of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing

    Professor Gregory Leadbetter is a poet and critic. His research focuses on Romantic poetry and thought, the traditions to which these relate, and the history and practice of poetry more generally. He is the author of two poetry collections, Maskwork (2020) and The Fetch (2016), both with Nine Arches Press, as well...

  • Professor David Roberts

    Professor of English

    David holds degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford, where his doctorate was supervised by the great Shakespeare scholar, Emrys Jones. He then taught at both Bristol and Oxford before moving to Japan, where he taught at the Universities of Kyoto and Osaka, and for the British Council. David was Head of English at...

  • Dr Sarah Wood

    Head of Birmingham Institute of Media and English

    Category: Engaging and Inspiring Teacher of the Year More about Extra Mile Sarah Wood holds degrees from JMU, the University of Liverpool, and Birmingham City University, where she gained her PhD. Her research interests are in feminism and science fiction. She has an article on Octavia Butler forthcoming in...

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