Dr Douglas Field

Senior Lecturer in 20th Century American Lit

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Biography

I received my PhD from the University of York in English Literature, where I focussed on the writer James Baldwin. I joined the University of Manchester in 2012 having previously taught at The University of York and Staffordshire University, as well as stints teaching young offenders, refugees and asylum seekers. I sit on the Editorial Committee of Manchester University Press and I am the co-founding editor of the James Baldwin Reviewan annual peer-reviewed journal.  I'm a contributing editor at The A-Line: A Journal of Progressive thoughta former managing editor of Modernism/ Modernity and a former book review editor at Callaloo. I'm on the advisory council for the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN) and I'm a member of the AHRC’s Peer Review College. I'm the co-founding director of The Manchester Centre for Correspondence Studiesa regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement & a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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