We are delighted to announce that Professor Peter Stoneley took up his post as Head of Department at the start of this term. Peter has been with the department for twelve years and was most recently Director of Postgraduate Studies for the School of Literature and Languages and English Subject Representative for the AHRC Southwest and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.
Peter contributes to the courses on Twentieth-Century American Literature, Writing America, Nineteenth-Century and American Fiction. In his research he works mainly on nineteenth- and twentieth-century US literature, most usually looking at how literature intersects with history, and with other cultural forms
Of his new role and his thoughts for the future of the department, Peter writes: ‘I really enjoy the fact that this new role connects me with a much greater number of students and colleagues. There are quite a few challenges in universities at the moment, but I take confidence in the work that the Department does, from students’ writing and presentations, to the teaching and learning ideas and the research of the professors.’