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Dr. Lee Spinks

Senior Lecturer

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Contemporary American Poetry and Prose, modern and contemporary Poetry, modernist and postmodernist fiction, twenty-first century American writing, Critical and cultural theory.


Dr Spinks has primary teaching and research interests in Post-Colonial and Postmodern literature and theory and also in Contemporary American literature. Dr Spinks is the author of Friedrich Nietzsche (London: Routledge, 2003; rpt 2003), James Joyce: A Critical Guide (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009) and Michael Ondaatje (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009). He has published articles on Postmodern literature and theory in journals such as Postmodern Culture, Textual Practice and Contemporary Literature, Post-Colonial literature and poetics in journals like The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and The Journal of Australian Studies and American literature in journals like South Atlantic Quarterly and the Journal of Anerican Studies. He would be particularly interested in supervising doctoral students in the area of modern American poetry and prose.

Research Interests

Modern American Poetry and Prose

Modern British Poetry and Prose

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