Dr Richard Robinson is Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing. He works in twentieth-century and contemporary writing, with a particular interest in modernism and its afterlife, Irish Studies, border studies (specifically, representations of Central Europe), and aspects of Italian film and fiction. He is the author of two monographs, Narratives of the European Border: A History of Nowhere (Palgrave, 2007) and John McGahern and Modernism (Bloomsbury, 2017). He has published widely on writers such as Kazuo Ishiguro, James Joyce, Italo Svevo, Rebecca West and John McGahern, and is currently developing a collaborative project on style, considered as a concept in literary criticism, theory and philosophy. Currently he is co-editing (with Dr Barry Sheils) a special issue of Textual Practice on ‘The Contemporary Problem of Style’, in which he considers the intersection of style and dialect in the work of Elena Ferrante. Richard has supervised a number of PhDs to completion, and welcomes further projects in the specialist fields above. He was recently the Department’s Programme Director and has been Exams Officer and Admissions Officer.