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Director - Ralph Pite

Ralph Pite is the Director of IAS and also a Professor in the Department of English. Ralph grew up in Worcester; he completed a degree and doctorate in English at the University of Cambridge in the 1980s and taught at the University of Liverpool in the 1990s. He moved to a Chair in Cardiff University before coming to Bristol in 2007.

His research is focused on the Romantic period (particularly the impact of Dante at that time), Thomas Hardy, ecocriticism, and twentieth-century poetry. His current work is a study of the poets Edward Thomas and Robert Frost, which draws on and combines these areas of interest.

His publications include:

See also: Liverpool University Centre for Poetry & Science (LUPAS)