Peter Adkins

Peter Adkins


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Peter Adkins studied English Literature at the University of Kent (BA; MA; PhD). His first academic job after completing his PhD was as a Lecturer in Comparative Literature in the School of European Culture and Languages at the University of Kent. He joined Edinburgh as an Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow in September 2021. His publications include The Modernist AnthropoceneNonhuman Life and Planetary Change in James JoyceVirginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes (2022); Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: Theory and Aesthetics (2020; co-edited with Derek Ryan) and a special issue of 19 on Victorian Ecology (2018; co-edited with Wendy Parkins).


  • PR English literature
  • Modernism
  • Late Victorian
  • Twentieth Century
  • Animal Studies
  • Ecocriticism
  • Posthumanism
  • PS American literature
  • American Modernism

College Research Themes

  • Energy and Sustainability


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