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Durham University

Department of English Studies


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Dr James Robinson, PhD (York)

Teaching Fellow in the Department of English Studies

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I am currently Teaching Fellow in Romantic to Modern Literature in the Department of English Studies, and teach a range of nineteenth and twentieth-century literature and poetry modules.

From 2013-2016 I was Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department, and am currently working on a monograph arising from this fellowship entitled Ted Hughes and Medieval Literature: 'Deliberate Affiliation', which explores the engagement of Hughes with a range of medieval literature including Chaucer, Dante, 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' and Islamic and Persian poetries.

I specialise in twentieth-century literature, particularly in the area of its engagement with medieval literature and would welcome hearing from anyone with interests in James Joyce, Dante, Ted Hughes, twentieth-century poetry, modernism, Romanticism, Anglo-Irish/Italian literary interactions, or the wider reception of medieval literature.

I am also currently editor of The Ted Hughes Society Journal.

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