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Head of Programme

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

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Liz Lammers - Administrator Client Services

Kylie Smail - Administrator Client Services

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Academic Staff

Assoc. Prof. David Ciccoricco, BS Journalism (Colorado), BA Hons, PhD (Canterbury)
Narrative Theory, Digital Literature

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

Assoc. Prof. Jacob Edmond, BA Hons, PhD (Auckland)
Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Literary Theory

Dr Moyra Sweetnam Evans, BA (Rhodes), BA Hons (Limpopo), MA, D.Litt et Phil (Johannesburg), UED (Rhodes)
Multilingualism, Bilingual Reading, Teaching Endangered Languages, Language Attitudes, TESOL Teacher Training

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

Assoc. Prof. Simone Celine Marshall, BA (Victoria), BA Hons (Waikato), MA Hons (Waikato), PhD (Sydney)
Fifteenth-Century English Literature, Medieval Women's Literature, Palaeography and Codicology, Academic Writing, ICT and Modes of Writing

Prof. 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

Assoc. Prof. Thomas McLean, BA (Loyola), MA (Boston College), PhD (Iowa)
Nineteenth-Century Literature

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

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

Assoc. Prof. Christine Prentice, MA, PhD (Canterbury)
New Zealand Literature, Postcolonial Literatures, Cultural Theory and Cultural Studies

Assoc. Prof. 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

Dr 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

Emily Duncan


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

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

Honorary 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

Dr David Large, BSc, BA (Hons), MA (Otago), Grad. Cert. Higher Education, PhD (Sydney)
Modernism, Digital Humanities, Graphic Novels, Intertextuality and Plagiarism, Annotation

Dr Keith Maslen, MA (Cantab and NZ), MLitt and DLitt (Oxford)

Dr Karen McLean, BA, MA, PhD (Otago)
Romantic Literature, Coleridge's Neoplatonic Philosophy, Writing

Honorary Assoc. Prof. Greg Waite, BA (Otago), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Old English, Middle English, Old Norse

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Emeritus and Emerita Professors

Prof. Chris Ackerley, MA (Canterbury), PhD (Tor)

Prof. Alistair Fox, MA (Canterbury), PhD (W Ontario)

Prof. Colin Gibson, MA (NZ), PhD (Otago)

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

Prof. Lawrence Jones, MA, PhD (UCLA)
American Literature, Victorian Literature and New Zealand Studies

Prof. Peter Kuch, BA Hons (Wales), MLitt, DPhil (Oxon), [Eamon Cleary Chair in Irish Studies]
Yeats, Joyce, Twentieth-century Irish Literary History, French Literary Theory, Australian Writers, Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-century Literature, Bibliography and Editing, Novel into Film