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Name Professor Andrew Bennett
Job title Professor of English
Department Department of English University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Hull), PhD(EAnglia)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Member of BARS (British Association for Romantic Studies)

Fellow of the English Assocation
Keywords Romanticism
twentieth-century and contemporary literature
literary theory
Areas of expertise My research focuses on Romanticism, on twentieth- and twenty-first-century writing, and on literary theory. I have published books on Keats and audience, on Romanticism and posterity, on Wordsworth and the theory and practice of writing, and on the poetics of ignorance in Romantic and post-Romantic literature. My other publications include books on twentieth-century writers (Elizabeth Bowen; Katherine Mansfield) and on literary theory (Readers and Reading; The Author), and I am co-author with Nicholas Royle of a widely-used undergraduate textbook on literary criticism and theory. I am currently writing a book-length study on the representation of suicide in twentieth-century fiction.

Other authors on whose work I have published and am currently writing include Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Joseph Conrad, Michael Cunningham, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Jeffrey Eugenides, Richard Ford, Robert Graves, Henry James, James Joyce, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, Percy Bysshe Shelley, David Vann, and David Foster Wallace.