Richard Storer
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Personal profile


I studied English at Cambridge for my first degree, and after that I worked for six years at the head offices of Bible Society, in London and Swindon, as an administrator and manager.  I then returned to academic study and completed my PhD at the University of Sheffield in 1994.  I joined the staff of Leeds Trinity in 1995.

Since 1995 I have taught many different topics within the English programmes at Leeds Trinity, including: Literary Theory;  Tragedy and Comedy; Introduction to Drama; Four American Novelists; Reading James Joyce; Nineteenth Century Literature; Classicism and Romanticism; Satire and Subjectivity; Roots of Stories; Film Adaptation; Language in Theory, Language in Context; Linguistic Topics; History of English; How Language Works: Oscar Wilde; The Victorians and Shakespeare. 

More recently I was involved in designing, validating and leading the BA English Language and Linguistics programme at Leeds Trinity.     

I contribute to the activities of the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, and have designed and taught several modules for the MA in Victorian Studies, including modules on the Victorians and Shakespeare; and on Oscar Wilde.  

Other administrative roles I have covered in the past include:  Chair of Student-Staff Academic Committee; member of Academic Board; member of Faculty Quality and Standards Committee; member of Course Validation Committee; Admissions Tutor for English programmes; Director of English Programmes; Academic Group Lead for English; and Acting Head of Humanities (English, History and Theology); Acting Chair of Faculty Research Ethics and Integrity Committee.

Research interests

I have three main areas of research interest:  (1)  Hall Caine and T. E. Brown - a Victorian Studies interest I have been developing since 2010;  (2) the novels of Walter Besant and James Rice, another Victorian Studies interest; and (3) F. R. Leavis, my original research interest.  

I am also interested in some other now-obscure Victorian authors, such as C. M. Ingleby, the Shakespeare scholar, and Alfred Austin, the poet laureate. 

I also have a pedagogic research interest in 'Reading Out Poetry', finding ways to make reading aloud a more effective resource for teaching pre-1900 poetry; and in other ways of getting students involved in audio recording as part of their learning and study of English, such as our podcast 'English at Leeds Trinity'  which I currently co-ordinate.  

Teaching and Administration

BA English Literature (Single Honours) English & Creative Writing (Single Honours) English (Joint Honours)  English Language and Linguistics (Single Honours)  MA Victorian Studies

ENG 4503     English Skills and Employability 
Module tutor and leader

ENG 5613    The History of English 2: From Shakespeare's English to Global Englishes Topics
Module tutor and leader

ENG 5743  Life Writing
Module tutor 

ENG 6533  Austen, the Brontes, and Woolf
Module tutor and Leader

ENG 6525  Professional Learning Through Work
Module tutor and leader



Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sheffield

Award Date: 1 Jun 1994

Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jun 1989

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jun 1983

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA27 - English Language and Literature


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