Staff Profiles

Dr Niall Munro

MA (Hons); PGCE (Secondary); MA; PhD

Senior Lecturer in American Literature & Director of the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre

Department of English and Modern Languages

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Niall Munro

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483433


Location: T4.17 (Tonge Building)

I am a Senior Lecturer in American Literature and also Director of the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre.

I studied for my undergraduate degree at the University of St. Andrews, and completed a PGCE in English at Oxford Brookes. After teaching at secondary level for a number of years, I returned to Brookes to do an MA in English and then a PhD about the American modernist poet Hart Crane. My main area of research is twentieth-century American literature, particularly American modernist writings, but I have taught a wide range of courses about American, British, and European literature.

I am the Director of the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, which conducts research into poetry, runs an international poetry competition, a new poetry pamphlet press called ignitionpress, and organizes poetry projects in the community, including a Weekly Poem initiative that I edit. In addition to the website, the Poetry Centre posts details of its news and events on Facebook and Twitter.

In 2014, I was one of the founding members of the Hart Crane Society, which seeks to encourage scholarly work about the American modernistpoet Hart Crane (1899-1932), and also promote a general understanding of the work of Crane. The Society, which now has a regular presence at the American Literature Association's annual conference, is also to be found on Facebook and Twitter.