Personal profile

Personal profile

Robert Eaglestone joined the Department in 1997 having taught in literature and in philosophy departments at several UK universities. His PhD is from the University of Wales, his MA from Southampton University and his BA from Manchester University.

Research interests

My research interests are in contemporary fiction, literarty theory and European philosophy, and in Holocaust and Genocide studies.

I am strongly committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative research work and have an interest in pedagogy.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Emmanuel Levinas and the Ethics of Criticism, PhD

Award Date: 31 Jan 1996

Culture and Social Change, MA

Award Date: 30 Sept 1991

English Literature and Language, BA

Award Date: 30 Jun 1990


  • Holocaust
  • Holocaust Literature
  • Holocaust Philosophy
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Jacques Derrida
  • Emmanuel Levinas
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Contemporary philosophy
  • twentieth century literature
  • twentieth-first cenruty literature
  • Ethics
  • aesthetics
  • memory
  • cultural memory
  • Hannah Arendt
  • Aristotle and Literature
  • Plato and Literature