SED welcomes Professors Patrick Flanery and David Schalkwyk

I am delighted to announce that we shall have two new professors in the English Department from September 2017.

Patrick Flanery’s first novel was the internationally acclaimed Absolution (2012) and his most recent novel is I Am No One (2106). He is currently writing a fourth novel on the lives of those affected by the Hollywood Blacklist. After his early education in the US he left to do a PhD at Oxford on the publishing history of Evelyn Waugh’s work. He has been Professor of Creative Writing at Reading since 2014 and joins us with that same title, to lead our new programme; English with Creative Writing.

David Schalkwyk is an internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar who left South Africa in 2008 to become Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.. Since 2014 he has been Academic Director of Global Shakespeare, a Warwick-QMUL collaboration which is coming to an end this August. He brings two research strands which dovetail very well with existing areas of strength in teaching and research in both English and Drama: Shakespeare, philosophy, and theory; South African prison writing.


Photos from left to right:

Professor Patrick Flanery

Professor David Schalkwyk – Photo by Julie Ainsworth. Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library.


Published by

Warren Boutcher

Professor of Renaissance Studies and Head of School