Dr Devon Campbell-Hall is an energetic, transatlantic lecturer who loves every aspect of teaching literature. She completed a PhD entitled 'Writing Asian Britain in Contemporary Anglophone Literature' at the University of Winchester, where she also earned an MA in English: Contemporary Literature. Her BA in English is from Chapman University in California. She was a key contributor to the development of Solent University's English degrees and now serves as the course leader for the BA (Hons) English degree.
Devon is a fellow of the HEA, a member of the Association of Commonwealth Language and Literature Society (Europe), a member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), and is actively engaged in presenting her research at international conferences. Academic publications to date include a co-authored student guide, peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reviews of several books on various aspects of contemporary and postcolonial literature.
Regularly sought out as an inspirational speaker and workshop leader, Devon is passionate about widening participation in higher education, and has a genuine commitment to helping students – particularly those who have entered University via non-traditional means – to reach their academic potential.
Devon is delighted to consider PhD/MPhil/FYP students in the areas of postcolonial literature; disability studies; contemporary Anglophone literature and short stories (particularly Indian fiction in English); and minority American literature.
Devon is currently working on a monograph, Writing Asian Britain, as well as research into how the Grand Tour is represented in children's literature.
Samuel Beckett's Religious Vision (Blake Everitt).
Runaway Memories: the use of Memory in the Short Story (Flavio de Oliveira).
The Changing Face of Disability Representation on British Television (Juliet Marlow).
Adapting the Novel
Empire and Industry in 19thC Literature
Literature and Film of the 'New World'
Shock Value: Modernism to Post modernism
Minority Experiences in American Literature
Making and reading Poetry
Key Moments in the History of Fiction
Writing and the Literary Industry
Researching and Writing Gender Agendas in 19thC Fiction
The Fiction Cycle
Authors and Audiences
Crime and Englishness in the Popular 20thC
American Literature and Film
Writing towards the Millennium
Introduction to English Studies I and II
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to American Studies
Regular guest lecturer for English departments at local sixth form colleges.
Regular speaker at international conferences.
Devon has published on various aspects of contemporary and postcolonial literature. Her areas of research interest include such areas as:
Conference papers include: