Dr Theophilus Savvas

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

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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. I have published articles in the Journal of American Studies; the European Journal of American Culture; Literature and History, and the European Journal of American Studies. I have reviewed for Modern Fiction Studies, Impact, College Literature, the Journal of American Studies, and the European Journal of American Culture.  In 2019, I co-edited with Christopher K. Coffman of Boston University a special issue of Textual Practice on American fiction after postmodernism. My book, American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past, was published in 2011.  I am currently researching literary representations of vegetarianism. 

Research interests


At Bristol I have taught 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.

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. 



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