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Dr Devon Campbell-Hall

Course Leader

Department of Film and Media

Devon Campbell-Hall


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.

Work in progress

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.

Further information

PhD supervision

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).

Current unit leadership

Adapting the Novel

Empire and Industry in 19thC Literature

Literature and Film of the 'New World'

Partition Literature

Shock Value: Modernism to Post modernism

Minority Experiences in American Literature

Radical Re-Readings

Previous unit leaderships

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

Previously taught units at University of Winchester

Crime and Englishness in the Popular 20thC

American Literature and Film

Writing towards the Millennium

Creative Writing

Postcolonial Fiction

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.