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Professor William Spurlin
Honorary Professor

Research supervision

Professor Spurlin has supervised 21 PhD students to successful completion over the course of his academic career, many of whom held funded Fellowships in the UK and the US and currently hold academic positions in institutions of Higher Education in the US, UK, and around the world. Most recently, he has supervised and examined doctoral work in queer romanticism, queer Gothic, modernism/postmodernism and sexuality, South African literature and culture, postcolonial/queer (Africa), sexual identities of Malay men in contemporary Malaysian literature and culture, African-American literature, and Irish lesbian literature. He has been an External Examiner for doctoral viva voce examinations in the UK in the areas of critical theory, queer studies, postcolonial studies, diaspora and migration studies, African studies, and translation studies.