- Contemporary Literature (Synoptic Module)
- Dissertation Module
- Modern and Contemporary Fiction: Madness, Psychoanalysis and Writing
Supervisor for MA dissertations on Twentieth and Twenty-First Century literature and culture.
Dan would be interested in supervising MA and PhD projects on post-1945 British prose; George Orwell, Graham Swift, W.G. Sebald, British fiction 1980-2010, the cultural politics of madness and mental health, literary representations of cancer, twenty-first century and the experience of liquid modernity.
He has successfully supervised the following PhDs as Director of Studies or Second Supervisor:
- Anja Tschortner, ldyll and Ideology: A Comparative Study of English and German Popular Fiction for Girls, 1888-1919 (2019)
- Jamie Thorogood, Feeding the Hunger of History: Society and Politics in Dylan Thomas’ Prose and Dramatic Works (2018)
- Lucy Clarke, Marilynne Robinson’s Fiction and the Re-Imagining of Grief (2016)
- Alice Nuttall, Fur, Fangs and Feather: Colonial and Counter-colonial Portrayals of American Indians in Young Adult Fantasy Literature, (2014)
- Morag Joss, From Whodunnits to Literary Fiction: The Charting of an Author’s Transition From Crime Writer to Literary Novelist (PhD by publication, 2013)
- Antonia Mackay, City, Suburban and Pastoral Spaces and the Formation of Identity in Cold War America (1945–1965) (2012)
- George Simmers, Military Fictions: Stories about Soldiers, 1914-1930 (2009)
- Caroline Kanerick, Riding The Tosh Horse: Re-Evaluating Best-Seller Popular Fiction 1895–1920 (2006)