Professor Faye Hammill
- Professor in English Literature (English Literature)
My research is on literature and print culture in North America and Britain in the early to mid twentieth century. I have specialisms in:
- Periodical Studies
- Modernism and Middlebrow Culture
- Canadian Studies
In 2016 I published my sixth monograph, Modernism's Print Cultures (Bloosmbury), with Mark Hussey. My previous books include two prize-winning monographs, Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History (2010), winner of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)'s biannual book prize in English Literature, and Literary Culture and Female Authorship in Canada (2003), winner of the International Council for Canadian Studies' Pierre Savard Award. I have recently finished an edition of a novel, The Young May Moon, by Canadian-American author Martha Ostenso. The project was funded by a Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant, and the edition is forthcoming with Borealis Press.
I am starting a new project on Literature and the Ocean Liner. I have given several talks on this theme, including at a public event at the V&A, in the Transatlantic Literary Women series at Glasgow, at the British Association for Modernist Studies 2019 conference and elsewhere. From September 2019 I will be lead supervisor for a PhD project on "Ocean Liners: Cultures of Promotion", funded by a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith studentship.
In 2008, I set up the AHRC Middlebrow Network, which now has close to 400 members. Several of my later projects developed from the Network: for instance, "Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture in Canada", funded by the AHRC, and involving collaboration with the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC). A related project that I was a CI on is "Modern Magazines Project Canada", led by Hannah McGregor and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I also held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2015) for a project on "Noël Coward, Print Culture and Popularity", which was centred on themes of cutural hierarchy. And here's a recent blogpost that I wrote for Anthem Press on the topic of middlebrow.
I am a member of the Textual Editing Lab at the University of Glasgow.
I would be happy to discuss potential PhD or masters projects in any of my research areas: Canadian or American literature, modernism and the middlebrow, periodical studies and print culture.
I am currently first supervisor for Alexandra Abletshauser, working on Canadian fiction in the 19th and early 20th centuries. I am second supervisor for Kari Sund, working on the Hollywood novel. From September 2019 I will be first supervisor for a doctoral project on "Ocean Liners: Cultures of Promotion", working with co-supervisors in Art History and Marketing.
I have supervised 8 PhDs to completion as lead supervisor. At the University of Strathclyde, where I worked from 2007 to 2017, I was lead supervisor for David Rush, for a PhD on Nancy Mitford; Rachael Alexander, working on American and Canadian women's magazines of the 1920s; Zhen Liu, with a project on Asian-Canadian Literature; and Sarah Galletly, whose thesis was on work, class and gender in turn-of-the-century Canadian writing.
In my previous positions at Cardiff University and the University of Liverpool, I supervised projects on British women's writing of the 1930s, Canadian historical fiction; the single woman in interwar fiction; and witches in 20th-century literature.
My teaching specialisms include American and Canadian literature, modernist literature, and periodical studies.
I currently teach a course on "Canadian Literature" that is available to Senior Honours or M.Litt students.
At Junior Honours, I contribute to teaching on Modern Literature I: 1890-1945; American Literature I and II; and the "Readers" section of the core course.
I have taught on Pre-Honours courses 2a: Writing and Ideology and 1b: The Novel.
A full CV is available on my academia.edu page.
External scholarly activities
- REF2021 and REF2014 panellist for Area Studies
- Carnegie Trust PhD panel member (2018-), Carnegie Trust Research Assessor (2014-17) and Research Incentive Grant Panellist (2014, 2015)
- Editorial board member for: Book History; Journal of Modern Periodical Studies; English Studies in Canada; Canadian Literature; Journal of Commonwealth Literature; British Journal of Canadian Studies; Imaginations; Studies in Canadian Literature.
- Editor, British Journal of Canadian Studies (2004-09). Associate Editor, International Journal of Canadian Studies (2010-13).
- Royal Society of Edinburgh 'Young Academy of Scotland' member (2011-17)
- Twelve keynote lectures; most recently: "Seriality, Simultaneity, Modernity" (Aix-Marseille Université, Oct 2018); "Modernism/Entertainment: Edith Sitwell and Rebecca West," International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury (July 2018).
- AHRC Peer Review College member (2004-13) and panellist/chair (2010, 2011, 2012)
Roles at University of Glasgow
- Deputy Director, ArtsLab (2018-)
- Deputy REF Champion, English Language and Literature (Sept 2018-)
- University Research Strategy and Policy Committee (2018-2021)
- GCRF Co-ordination Group (2018-)
- Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities Panel D representative (2017-18)
2016-17 - Deputy Associate Principal (Research, KE and Innovation), University of Strathclyde
2011-17 - Professor of English, University of Strathclyde
2007-11 - Senior Lecturer in English, University of Strathclyde
2001-07 - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English, Cardiff University
1999-01 - Lecturer in English, University of Liverpool
1995-99 - PhD in Canadian Literature, University of Birmingham
1992-95 - BA (Hons) English with French, University of Birmingham