Dr Robin Sims

Position: Programme Leader

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Humanities

Subject area: English

Research Centre: Identity, Conflict and Representation

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Programme Leader: BA English.

Teaching responsibilities

Tutor and module leader for: 'Critical Theory I' and 'Mutants and Monsters: Interpreting Fantasy' (first year); 'Critical Theory II', 'The Art of Crime' and 'Modernism' (second year); 'After the Modern: Existentialism and Postmodernism' (third year). I also supervise dissertations on a range of subjects at third-year level.

Professional interests

Modernism; Postmodernism; fantasy; crime and transgression in literature; existentialism; critical theory.

Research interests

Poststructuralist and psychoanalytic approaches to literature and culture; twentieth-century literature, art and film, with a particular focus on surrealism and its legacy; fantasy and myth.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • BA (Joint Hons) English and American Literature, University of East Anglia
  • MA in Postmodernity, Cardiff University
  • PhD in Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University

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