Professor Michael GreaneyProfessor
English 201: The Theory and Practice of Criticism
Michael Greaney has studied at the Universities of Oxford, Newcastle and Lancaster. He has taught on The Theory and Practice of Criticism, From Decadence to Modernism, Contemporary Fiction and Critical Theory, and Contemporary British Fiction.
His research focuses on fiction since 1800. His first book, Conrad, Language, and Narrative (Cambridge University Press, 2002), received the Joseph Conrad Society of America's Adam Gillon Award for the most significant work in Conrad studies from 2001-4. Contemporary Fiction and the Uses of Theory (Palgrave, 2006) is a study of the reception and representation of theoretical ideas in literary fiction since the 1960s. Sleep and the Novel (Palgrave, 2018) examines representations of the sleeping body in fiction since 1800. His latest book, An A-Z of Jane Austen (Bloomsbury, 2022), provides an exploratory guide to themes, places, tropes and concepts in the work of the great novelist, from A is for Accident to Z is for Zigzag.
PhD Supervision Interests
I am interested in supervising projects on nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, especially Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Joseph Conrad.