Staff profile

Dr Robin Sims


Programme Leader

Robin Sims

Subject

English, Creative Writing and Publishing

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

Humanities

Research centre

Identity, Conflict and Representation Research Centre

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

r.sims@derby.ac.uk

About

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

Qualifications