Dr Theophilus Savvas

BA (Cantab.), MA (London), PhD (Essex)

  • BS8 1TB

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Research interests

My main publications have been in the area of contemporary American writing, and, more specifically, on the relationship between history and fiction, and postmodernism. I have published articles in a number of journals and in 2011 my monograph American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past was published.  In 2019, I co-edited with Christopher K. Coffman of Boston University a special issue of Textual Practice on American fiction after postmodernism. In 2021 Coffman and I also published After Postmodernism: The New American Fiction. I am also interested in literature and ecology and my research more recently has focused on literary representations of vegetarianism; my monograph on this topic, Vegetarianism in Literature from the Ancients to the Present Day, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.


At Bristol I have contributed to the following undergraduate units:

Approaches to Poetry; Critical Issues; Contemporary Writing; Literature 1900 to the Present; Contemporary Multi-Ethnic Writing of the United States; US Postmodernist Fiction; American Revolutions; American Literature (ELCE)

and the following postgraduate units:

The Gothic; Contemporary Literature; Animal Planet; Modernism, Experimentation and Form; Introduction to Literary Research; Literature 1940-1970; Literature & Medicine.

I have supervised 2 PhD projects to completion and would welcome applications from students wishing to work on any area of contemporary American writing, and/or literature and ecology/animal rights. 



  • Postmodernism
  • American Literature
  • Vegetarianism
  • History & Fiction


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