Jonathan Potter

jon potter

Lecturer in Academic Skills

0121 300 4289

Jonathan provides academic skills support for students at all levels within the Faculty of Health, Education, and Life Sciences. This includes in-course sessions, as well as extracurricular provisions such as workshops and one-to-one tutorials, and online resources. Previously, he has taught academic writing across all faculties at Coventry University, and taught English literature at the University of Leicester where he completed his PhD in 2015.

Jonathan’s research background is in nineteenth-century British literature and he has recently published a monograph, Discourses of Vision in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Seeing, Thinking, Writing (Palgrave, 2018). He won the 2019 Mary Eliza Root research prize from the Victorian Popular Fiction Association and is an assistant editor for the Journal of Academic Writing, the official journal of European Association of Teaching Academic Writing.

In 2023 he received an AHRC Research Development and Engagement Fellowship (early career) to research nineteenth-century print culture in a project “Thinking Machines: Constructing Knowledge in the Victorian Periodical Press”.

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