Dr Samuel Rogers

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  • Qualifications:BA, MA, PhD, HEA Associate Fellow
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - English
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 81789
  • Email:Samuel.Rogers@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I joined UWE in 2016, having previously taught at Bangor University. I am the module leader for 'Imagining America'. I also currently teach on the following English modules: 'Genre and Creative Writing', 'Imagined Worlds', 'Reading Forms', and 'British Writing 1900-1950'. In addition, I supervise students for 'Professional Development on Placement' and the 'English Independent Project'. 

I particularly enjoy teaching poetry and literary theory, as well as supervising projects on dystopian fiction and sci-fi. I am currently in the process of developing two new modules, one surveying transatlantic black literatures and another focusing on the city in modern literature.

I work for the MHRA on the peer-reviewed journal, the Modern Language Review, as Co-Editor of the English section.

Area of expertise

​My research focuses on modern and contemporary poetry from Britain and America, particularly in relation to ideas of place and identity. My first monograph - developed from my doctorate - will focus on British poetry of the 1950s-1970s, presenting innovative comparisons of the Movement and British Poetry Revival. The manuscript is in the process of being revised for publication. An article on Lee Harwood has been extracted from this work.

My other ongoing project considers the modern long poem in a transatlantic context, ranging from John Milton through to late modernism. I have published an article on Basil Bunting, Hugh MacDiarmid, Louis Zukofsky, and William Carlos Williams which stems from this research.

My wider areas of interest include: poetic form and technique; the genres of lyric and epic; poetry and memory; questions of space and place; literary explorations of nationhood and identity; connections between poetry and music; hip-hop poetics; modernism; ecocriticism; contemporary poetry since 1980; anarchist theory. Throughout all these interests, the connections between poetry, locatedness, and temporality are the prevailing concerns of my research.

Poets I am particularly interested in: Basil Bunting, Donald Davie, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Allen Fisher, Roy Fisher, Lee Harwood, Elizabeth Jennings, Philip Larkin, Hugh MacDiarmid, Charles Reznikoff, R. S. Thomas, John Wain, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky.


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