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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)


The list below shows Durham University research staff who are members of IMEMS. Click the member's name to see a more detailed biography and department.

We also welcome anyone from outside the University with an interest in our work to join. Membership is free of charge. You will receive invitations to our programme of events, with a weekly emails digest about what is happening in the Insitute and further afield. To join IMEMS contact:

Dr James Robinson, PhD (York)

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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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