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Staff

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  • Dr Soudabeh Ananisarab

    Lecturer in Drama

    Soudabeh studied at the University of Nottingham where she completed an MA in English Literature and a PhD in English. Her Doctoral thesis explored the development of the Malvern Theatre Festival during the interwar years and its connections with the playwright, George Bernard Shaw. She has previously taught at the University...

  • Dr Joseph Anderton

    Senior Lecturer in English Literature

    Joseph Anderton is the author of Beckett’s Creatures: Art of Failure after the Holocaust (Bloomsbury, 2016), which considers conceptions of the ‘creature’ and ‘creaturely life’ as they appear in Samuel Beckett’s literature and drama. Joe is currently working on his second book, Writing Homelessness: Rough Sleeping in...

  • Dr Paola Botham

    Lecturer in Drama

    Dr Paola Botham (née Sotomayor) teaches theatre history and theory in several programmes, including Acting and Applied Theatre at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, RBC. She was born in Chile, where she studied Journalism and Aesthetics at Universidad Católica (ranked as the top academic institution in Latin America) and...

  • Andy Conway

    Lecturer in Creative Writing

    Andy Conway is a novelist and screenwriter based in Birmingham, who graduated from the School of English in 1994 with a 1st in English Language and Literature. He teaches undergraduate courses in Screenwriting, Drama and Adaptation in the School, and also teaches Screenwriting at The National Academy of Writing, Worcester...

  • Lucy Fraser

    Lecturer

    Lucy Fraser has taught at Birmingham City University since 2002, where she teaches a range of modules within the School of English. She has taught modules on poetry, various fiction, film, critical methods, cultural studies and narratives. Lucy holds degrees from Coventry University, the University of Birmingham and has a PGCE...

  • Matt Gee

    Research Fellow in Linguistics

    Matt Gee develops research and teaching tools in the Research and Development Unit for English Studies (RDUES). This includes the creation of a fully-fledged search engine ( WebCorp LSE ) designed to treat the web as a source of linguistic data. WebCorp LSE can download, clean-up and present through a search interface...

  • Rhoda Greaves

    Lecturer in Creative Writing

    Rhoda Greaves is a Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of English, where she is currently studying for a Creative Writing PhD. Her thesis includes a collection of short stories and a critical commentary comparing the compression of the short story form with psychological claustrophobia in the home. Rhoda is also an...

  • Dr Izabela Hopkins

    Researcher

    Izabela is involved in a number of research projects with a focus on eighteenth-century theatre and literature, in addition to pursuing her own research in the literature of the American South. Izabela obtained her MA in Literature: Politics and Identity from the University of Worcester. Her doctoral thesis explored...

  • 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....

  • Dr Islam Issa

    Reader in Literature and History

    Islam Issa is a multi-award-winning writer, curator, and broadcaster. A literary critic and historian, his work has focused primarily on the modern-day reception of Early Modern English literature in global contexts, particularly Shakespeare and Milton, and the cultural history of the Middle East. Islam brings...

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