Michael Bradshaw

Head of Department


Arts & Sciences

Research Interests:
Romantic poetry and drama, Fragments in theory and practice, Canonicity and 'minor' authors, Disability studies

BA (Hons) in English, Cambridge University 1988, PhD (English), University of Bristol, 1996


I joined Edge Hill University in April 2009, and have overall responsibility for the Department of English & History, which includes Creative Writing and Film Studies sections, as well as a programme in Chinese Studies. We are a diverse and highly research-active department, and committed to the research-underpinning of all our curricula. I am a specialist in Romanticism, especially poetry and drama of the later Romantics, including Beddoes, Clare, Darley, Hood, Keats, Landon and Shelley. At undergraduate level, I’ve taught most periods and genres of literature at one time or another, but have tended to concentrate on pre-1900 poetry and drama. I particularly enjoy teaching Renaissance writing, including Shakespeare studies. I also run the option 'Cultures of Anatomy' on our interdimore...

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