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Head of Programme

Associate Professor David Ciccoricco, BS Journalism (Colorado), BA Hons, PhD (Canterbury)
Narrative Theory, Digital Literature

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Liz Lammers – Administrator Client Services

Lizzie Ross – Administrator Client Services

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Academic staff

Dr Michael Cop, BA (Sainte-Anne), MA Theology (Notre Dame Australia), MA, PhD English (Otago)
Shakespeare, Writing, Renaissance Biblical Literature, Biblical Harmonies, Milton

Nicola Cummins, BA, Dip Tchg (Auck), MA (Otago), TESOL Cert. Writing

Dr Simone Drichel, MA (Freiburg), PhD (Victoria)
New Zealand and Postcolonial Literature, Critical and Cultural Theory

Professor Jacob Edmond, BA Hons, PhD (Auckland)
Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Literary Theory

Dr Anne Feryok, BA, MA (Syracuse), PhD (Auckland)
Second Language Teaching and Learning, Sociocultural and Activity Theory, Motivation, Feedback, Language Teacher Cognitions

Dr Hunter Hatfield, MA (Mississippi), PhD (Hawai'i at Mānoa)
Psycholinguistics, Phonology, Speech Perception, Pragmatics, University Preparation and Outcomes

Professor Simone Celine Marshall, BA (Victoria), BA Hons (Waikato), MA Hons (Waikato), PhD (Sydney)
Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Calligraphy, Palaeography and Codicology

Associate Professor Thomas McLean, BA (Loyola), MA (Boston College), PhD (Iowa)
Nineteenth-Century Literature

Associate Professor Grace Moore, MA (William & Mary), BA, PhD (Exeter)
Victorian literature, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Settler literature, Neo-Victorianism, the History of Emotions, Ecocriticism

Dr Minh Nguyen MEd TESOL (QUT), PhD (Auckland)
Pragmatics in language teaching and learning, Second language acquisition, Family language policy and heritage language maintenance, Child language learning.

Dr Simon Overall, BA, MA (Auckland), PhD (La Trobe)
Morphology, Syntax, Historical Linguistics, Amazonian Languages, Andean Languages, Grammatical Description, Field Linguistics

Associate Professor Christine Prentice, MA, PhD (Canterbury)
New Zealand Literature, Postcolonial Literatures, Cultural Theory and Cultural Studies

Associate Professor Shef Rogers, BA (Emory), MA, PhD (Chicago)
Eighteenth-Century Literature, Bibliography

Dr Rochelle Simmons, MA (Auckland), PhD (Toronto)
Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Literature and Cinema, Literature and the Visual

Associate Professor Paul Tankard, BA, DipEd, MA, PhD (Monash)
Eighteenth-Century Literature, Johnson and Boswell, Fantasy, Lewis and the Inklings, Paratextuality, Essays, Writing

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Burns Fellow

Albert Belz

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Dr Josie Carter, LLB, BA (Hons), PhD (Otago)
Contemporary Fiction and Ethics, New Zealand and Postcolonial Literatures

Dr Lynley Edmeades, BA (Otago), MA Creative Writing (Queen's University Belfast), MA, PhD English (Otago)
Contemporary and avant-garde poetics, sound studies, the essay.

Dr John Hale, MA (Oxon), PhD (Edin), DipEd (Durh), LittD (Otago)
Renaissance Literature, Milton

Dr Donald Kerr, DipTchg, MA (Libr), PhD (Auckland)
Collecting and Book History, Private Presses

Professor Liam McIlvanney, MA Hons (Glasgow), DPhil (Oxon) [Stuart Chair in Scottish Studies]
Scottish Literature and Culture Since 1707, including: Robert Burns, Scottish Vernacular Poetry, the Glasgow Novel, Ulster-Scots Poetry, Contemporary Scottish Writing, Irish-Scottish Literary Connections, Literature of the Scottish Diaspora, Scottish Crime Fiction

Honorary Associate Professor Greg Waite, BA (Otago), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Old English, Middle English, Old Norse

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Emeritus and Emerita Professors

Emeritus Professor Chris Ackerley, MA (Canterbury), PhD (Tor)

Emeritus Professor Alistair Fox, MA (Canterbury), PhD (W Ontario)

Emeritus Professor Colin Gibson, MA (NZ), PhD (Otago)

Emerita Professor Jocelyn Harris, MA (Otago), PhD (London)
Eighteenth-Century Literature and Women's Literature

Emeritus Professor Lawrence Jones, MA, PhD (UCLA)
American Literature, Victorian Literature and New Zealand Studies

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