Staff

Professor David Punter, FRSA
Co-Director

  • MA, PhD (Cantab), DLitt
  • Professor of Poetry
David Punter previously taught at the University of East Anglia, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Stirling. He joined the University of Bristol in 2000, where has been Graduate Dean and Research Director of the Faculty of Arts. Professor Punter has published twenty-four critical books, and four books of poetry, as well as hundreds of essays and articles. His major interest has been in the Gothic and the wider culture of the Gothic.


Dr William Wootten
Co-Director

  • BA (Cantab), MA (Edin), PhD (Dunelm)
  • Lecturer in Poetry and Creative Writing
William Wootten is the author of You Have a Visitor (Worple Press, 2016) and The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Peter Porter (Liverpool University Press, 2015). Poems of his have appeared in magazines such as Poetry Review, PN Review, the Rialto, the Spectator and the Times Literary Supplement. His poem 'The Harvest' is included in Best British Poetry 2014, edited by Mark Ford (Salt). His essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement.‌


Dr Rebecca Hutcheon
Administrator

  • PhD (Bristol)
  • Post-doctoral Researcher in English

Rebecca Hutcheon is a teacher and post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bristol. She has published numerous articles on George Gissing. Her first monograph, Writing Place: Mimesis, Subjectivity and Imagination in the Works of George Gissing, is under review by Routledge. She is also the co-creator of the smart-phone app, Romantic Bristol: Writing the City, which combines the city’s Romantic period history with present-day responses to its cultural heritage. The app enables users to explore the city of Bristol on foot, discovering history in the present and seeing the present through the lens of the past.



Mr Craig Savage
Administrator

  • BA, MA (York)
  • PhD English, Senior Research Associate
Craig Savage works on the lyrics of Bob Dylan. His PhD thesis is supervised by Danny Karlin, Winterstoke Professor of English Literature. He is editor of the special issue, ‘Things Have Changed’: Essays for Bob Dylan at Seventy (Equinox, 2013), and, with Danny Karlin, a forthcoming collection of essays on Dylan for Critical Survey. In 2011, he was co-convener of The Seven Ages of Dylan, an international conference held to mark the artist's seventieth birthday.‌