Staff profile

Dr Alice Haines


Lecturer in English Language

Subject

English, Creative Writing and Publishing

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

Humanities

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

A.Haines@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Lecturer in English Language with a specialisation in literary linguistics, including stylistics, cognitive poetics, narratology, and pragmatics.

Teaching responsibilities

Currently, I am module leader for:

I also teach on other modules within the English programmes and supervise dissertations at third-year level.

Research interests

My research interests lie in stylistics and cognitive poetics and I draw on a range of fields within linguistics and cognitive neuroscience in my approach. I am currently writing a monograph on humour in literature, which proposes a new cognitive stylistic and pragmatic model for the analysis of how readers can both recognise and appreciate humour in fiction and poetry.

My interests include the pragmatics of both literary and non-literary communication and I am expanding the approach I take to humour analysis to develop the wider application of this model.

Qualifications

Additional interests and activities

I have a regular column in Babel magazine called ‘Kill The Joke’, in which I explain to a wider audience the linguistics of humour.