Professor Robert Eaglestone

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

His main interests are in the contemporary, spanning literature (mainly fiction), philosophy and history.

He is deeply interested in issues of ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of history, and in the legacy of the Holocaust and the Second Word War in these fields. He has worked and published on a number of modern British, European and American writers and thinkers. He has also published extensively on Holocaust testimony, fiction, historiography and poetry.

He is strongly committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative research work and has an interest in pedagogy.

He is currently completing a manuscript on the Holocaust and genocide in contemporary literature and culture and is looking forward to writing a book on contemporary fiction. 

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