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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Scott Brewster

Scott Brewster is a Reader in English in the College of Arts. His research expertise lies in the fields of Gothic literature, Irish Studies, psychoanalysis and modern poetry. He has previously supervised six doctoral students, and six M. Res students, to successful completion. He has been a member of the National Council of the British Association for Irish Studies since 2002, and was President of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS) 2005-9. His current projects are Gothic, Tourism and Travel (with Lucie Armitt, University of Lincoln), and The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story (with Luke Thurston, University of Aberystwyth).

Department Responsibilities

Supervising Phd students working on Eco-Gothic, Gothic literary tourism and travel, contemporary Gothic children’s fiction and the non-European subject in Tennyson’s poetry; seminar tutor on the MA modules Gothic Spaces, English Now I and English Now II; lecturer/seminar tutor on the undergraduate modules Gothic Literature and Film, Making it New: Modernism, Dislocations, Postcolonialism, Theory Wars, Late Victorian and Edwardian and Introduction to Poetry.

Subject Specialism

Gothic Literature, Irish Studies, Psychoanalysis, Modern Poetry


  • Ph.D in English Studies — University of Stirling, 1995
  • M. Phil in Modern Poetry in English — University of Stirling, 1990
  • B. A. (Hons) First Class in English Studies — University of Stirling, 1989


- External Examiner, M. Res English, University of Ulster, 2012-2014. - Peer Reviewer, Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Research Fellowship Scheme.  - External Assessor for Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme. - Invited participant,  AHRC International Workshop on Prospects for English Studies, Open University, 2013. - Council of College and University English (CCUE) Executive member 2009-2013. - President, European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), 2005-9. - Judging Panel, Undergraduate Awards of Ireland & Northern Ireland competition 2012 and 2013.

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Research Interests

  • Gothic Literature

  • Irish Studies

  • modern poetry

  • Psychoanalysis

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Research Projects

  • Conference Grant — Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Ireland in 2011
  • Overseas Conference Grant — British Academy in 2005
  • Overseas Conference Grant — British Academy in 2002

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