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Amina Alyal


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Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, specialising in Renaissance literature (with a focus on poetry and drama), Victorian literature, and Creative Writing (at both graduate and undergraduate levels). 

Research interests

Myth (co-edited a volume of essays); George Gascoigne; Petrarch; Victorian literature, especially gothic, horror, and fairy tale (co-edited a volume of essays); Elizabethan sonnet cycles (preparing a scholarly edition); Creative Writing (author of two poetry collections); Rumi and connections with English Metaphysical Poets. 

Teaching and Administration

Module co-ordinator and/or lecturer for:

Level 4:   Writing, Performance and Persuasion; Shakespeare and Shakespearean Drama; Literary Genres.

Level 5: Victorian Literature  

Level 6:  Literature of Enchantment

MA:       Reading as a Writer (Creative Writing MA).

PhD:      Supervised Phds in Creative Writing and in the Victorian Period.   


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of York

Award Date: 1 Jun 1997

Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jun 1990

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jun 1989


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