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British Studies Faculty News

We would like to say farewell to Dr. Bianca Leggett and welcome Dr. Diletta De Cristofaro who was brought on as the new Harlaxton College British Studies professor at the beginning of August. Diletta was awarded her PhD in American Studies in September 2015 from the University of Nottingham and holds an undergraduate and a master’s degree by research in Philosophy from Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy). She spent an Erasmus year at Université Paris IV Sorbonne (France), and a period of research at the Centre for the Humanities of Utrecht University (the Netherlands).

Diletta’s primary specialism is in late twentieth-century and twenty-first-century North American and British fiction, and her research takes place at the intersection of literary studies and philosophy to interrogate the way in which contemporary narratives play a key role in our construction of time and history. Her PhD thesis, which was funded by a European Research Excellence Scholarship and which she is now turning into a book, examines a selected corpus of American, Canadian, and British contemporary post- apocalyptic fictions, focussing on the relationship between the conception of time featured in these novels and that of postmodern theories. Her other research specialisms include narrative theory, utopian studies, critical and literary theory, postmodernism.

Dr. De Cristofaro's publications include:


Dr. David Green
Harlaxton British Studies Professor Dr. David Green has co-edited a collection of essays that were published over this past summer titled The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453 (Shaun Tyas, 2016).
Green also was recently interviewed in a podcast titled  'A People's History of the Hundred Years War' which can be found at:

College Nurse Swims Serpentine Lake

Harlaxton College nurse Lesley Selby participated in a huge physical challenge by swimming around the Serpentine Lake located in Hyde Park. Check out more about Lesley's swim: Lesley Serpentine Swim article.