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Professor David Glover 

Emeritus Professor of English

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Professor David Glover is an Emeritus Professor of English within English at the University of Southampton.

My initial background was in sociology and cultural studies, and I have taught in a number of universities in Britain, Canada, and the United States. I joined English at Southampton in 1995 and have taught courses on Irish literature, American literature, modernism, cultural theory, and Victorian and Edwardian culture. I am a Fellow in the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the university, and in 2003 I was a Visiting Fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. Since 1995 I have been on the Editorial Board of the journal new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics and served as Editor 1997-2001 and Co-editor 2004-2008.  I am also currently a Research Fellow at the Raphael Samuel History Centre in London. I have published books, articles and essays on cultural theory, modernism, Victorian literature, gender, law, and literature, and the history of the novel. My most recent books are  The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction (co-edited with Scott McCracken, 2012) Literature, Immigration, and Diaspora in Fin de Siècle England: A Cultural History of the 1905 Aliens Act (2012)     

Research interests

My research interests include Irish literature; American literature; gender studies; Victorian and Edwardian writing; early modernism; popular literature, including Gothic writing and crime fiction; and critical theory.

Research projects

My last major research project was a cultural history of the 1905 Aliens Act, the first recognisably modern legislation restricting immigration into Britain. This project examines how the law came into being and what its effects were, focusing particularly on the ways in which the figure of the immigrant was imagined in a variety of discourses and media. Among the authors whose work is touched by the debates around immigration are George Eliot, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, Walter Besant, H G  Wells, and Israel Zangwill, together with a host of less well-known popular writers.

I have also recently co-edited the new Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction 2012 (with Scott McCracken).

I am continuing to write about popular fiction and I am in the early stages of a new project on the role of cultural and literary representations in the transition to modern citizenship.

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