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Claire Westall



I joined the department in 2010 as a Teaching Fellow and became a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature in 2011. Before York, I worked in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick where I also completed my doctoral research.

My research primarily investigates the literary-cultural legacies of British imperialism in contemporary writing, comparatively in relation to Caribbean literature and wider postcolonial/global questions, and in relation to debates about England, Englishness and devolution in Britain.



My main areas of interest are: legacies of the British Empire in contemporary literature; postcolonial literature and theory; anglophone Caribbean literature and culture; literary representations of sport and sporting culture, particularly cricket; questions of Englishness; links between England, English Literature and devolution in Britain.


I would welcome enquiries from graduate students interested in working on any of the above areas.

Claire Westall

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Dr Claire Westall
Department of English and Related Literature
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 44 1904 323350