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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 early background was in sociology and cultural studies, and I taught in a number of universities in Britain, Canada, and the United States. I joined English at Southampton in 1995 and taught courses on Irish literature, American literature, modernism, cultural theory, and Victorian and Edwardian culture before retiring in 2014. Since 2005 I have been a Fellow in the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the university and I have also been a Resident Fellow at the Humanities Institute, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1992) and a Visiting Fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago (2003).

I am a member of the Editorial Board of the journal new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics serving as Editor 1997-2001 and Co-editor 2004-2008; and an Editorial Board member of English, Text, Construction. My published work includes books, articles and essays on cultural theory, modernism, Victorian literature, gender, law and literature, and the history of the novel. In 2012 I published a cultural history of the 1905 Aliens Act, the first recognisably modern legislation restricting immigration into Britain. This study examined how that 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.   

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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Professor David Glover
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

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