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Professor Stephen McVeigh

Professor Stephen McVeigh

Professor, English Literature

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602897
Language Lecturers Office (3 Lecturers) - 317
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Professor Stephen McVeigh is Associate Dean Education for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is a cultural historian of 19th and 20th century United States. His areas of research are diverse within this frame of 19th and 20th century American cultural history, including the history and mythology of the American West, American film, 20th century American literature and American pulp fictions, and American War and Society.

He delivers teaching in topics as diverse as Frontier mythology in 20th century American history, culture, the Spanish Civil War, total war in the modern era, international perspectives on propaganda film, American masculinities, the ‘American Way of War’, terrorism and culture, representations of war in art, literature and film and he contributes to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Social Sciences and the School of Culture and Communication.

Professor McVeigh is the series editor of War, Culture and Society, a research monograph series published by Bloomsbury. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of War and Culture Studies.

Professor McVeigh is Chair of the international student engagement network, RAISE.

Areas Of Expertise

  • The history of the American West
  • The West in literature and popular culture
  • 20th century American literature
  • American film
  • American popular culture
  • American mythology
  • American war and society
  • The Spanish Civil War

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

• Frontier mythology in 20th century American history and culture
• American War and Society
• 19th and 20th century American cultural history,
• American film
• 20th century American literature and American pulp fictions
• The Spanish Civil War
• American masculinities
• Representations of war in art, literature and film

Research