Professor Peter Childs

Director of GuildHE Research

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Newman University, Peter has overall oversight for research developments to support both staff and research students. Alongside responsibilities as a member of the Senior Management Team, his role involves internal strategic research development and external liaison with local, regional, national and international organisations. A Professor since 2003, Peter has been a member of numerous regional and national bodies; he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy in 2004 and is a long-standing Fellow of the English Association.

In terms of his personal research, Peter has edited or written over twenty books on diverse subjects ranging from contemporary British culture to post-colonial theory. Peter’s early published works include Post-Colonial Theory and English Literature, Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet, The Twentieth Century in Poetry, and Modernism: the New Critical Idiom. More recent publications include Contemporary Novelists: British Fiction Since 1970 for Palgrave Macmillan, Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches for Edinburgh University Press, The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms, and books on Modernism and the Post-Colonial and Aesthetics and Ethics in Twenty-First Century British Novels for Continuum.


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