Michael Nath

Michael Nath is a novelist and Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing. After graduating from the University of Southampton with a BA in English (First Class Hons),  he undertook doctoral research in the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a PhD on the writing of Wyndham Lewis (1991).

He has taught in the Scottish Universities' International Summer Schools, the University of Edinburgh, Keele University, Exeter University and the University of Hertfordshire. He became a member of the Department of English, Linguistics & Cultural Studies at University of Westminster in 2004.

Michael’s debut novel, La Rochelle (Route, 2010), was shortlisted for the prestigious James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction (2011). His latest novel isBritish Story: A Romance (Route, 2014). Short fiction, novel extracts, articles and polemics have appeared in Stand, Critical Quarterly, New Welsh Review and several Route anthologies. For further information about Michael’s work visit

Andrew Caink

Andrew Caink is a Principal Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics. He is Course Leader for the BA English & Linguistics Combinations, on which students combine English Literature, English Language, Linguistics and Creative Writing in Joint or Major/Minor combinations. He lectures on the English language, theoretical syntax and Literary Linguistics.

He was educated at local comprehensive schools and the universities of Oxford (Hertford College, BA Hons English Language and Literature, 1987), Bristol (PGCE English, 1988) and Durham (MA Applied Linguistics, 1993; PhD Theoretical Linguistics, 1998).

He has previously lectured at the Universities of Durham, Lapland, and Wolverhampton and taught English Language in Finland, Poland and Bulgaria.

His research to date has focused on theoretical syntax and literary pragmatics. His short fiction has appeared in Stand, Succour, Riptide, and various anthologies.

He has supervised PhD students working on theoretical syntax and stylistics and would be interested in hearing from prospective students wishing to pursue postgraduate study in generative syntax, stylistics and related areas.

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