Professor Shane Weller
Professor of Comparative Literature
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Office: Cornwallis West 158
After studying at the universities of Oxford and Yale, I taught at Oxford before taking up a post in Comparative Literature at Kent. My teaching and research interests lie in the fields of modern European literature and literary theory. I teach modules on the history and theory of comparative literature, and am co-director of the MA in Modern European Literature. My publications include books on Samuel Beckett, literature and ethics, and literature and nihilism, plus essays on a range of writers and literary theorists, including Georges Bataille, Samuel Beckett, Walter Benjamin, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Franz Kafka, Wyndham Lewis, Sylvia Plath, and W. G. Sebald. I am a co-director of the Centre for Modern European Literature at the University of Kent, a member of the editorial board of the Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project, and a general editor of the Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature book series.
Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (accessible to University of Kent users only via this link)back to top
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I teach modules on the history and theory of Comparative Literature.back to top