Dr Melanie Ord

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About me

I joined UWE in 2003, having previously taught at a number of other universities. Since then, I have taught on a wide range of undergraduate modules, at all levels. I am currently module leader for ‘Shakespeare’s World of Words’ (level 2) and ‘Beyond the Horizon: Spaces and Places in Literature’ (level 1). I also teach on the level 1 core module ‘Literature, Creativity and Critique’ and on ‘Moving Words: Travel Writing and Modernity’ (level 3).
My research centres mainly on early modern travel. My monograph, entitled Travel and Experience in Early Modern English Literature (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), examines the place occupied by travel in the wide-ranging cultural debate between theoretical and experiential forms of learning in the sixteenth- and seventeenth centuries. Several articles and chapters on early modern travel, diplomacy, and pedagogy have appeared in journals and edited collections. I have presented my work at several conferences in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. My current project is a study of life writing in the late-seventeenth century.

Area of expertise

Early modern travel


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