'Indeed, it is to the poets that we turn'
Dr Ben Grant reflects on the recent interest in literature, and specifically poetry, during the pandemic and highlights writers who have used illness as a subject matter in their work.
- On Being Ill, Virginia Woolf
- Poetry power: BBC correspondents read their favourites (part 1)
- Poetry power: BBC correspondents read their favourites (part 2)
- WRITE Where We Are NOW
- Hands, Carol Ann Duffy
Dr Ben Grant
Dr Ben Grant is a lecturer in English Literature at the Department and has a research background in postcolonial studies and cultural translation.
His first book, Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton: Power Play of Empire (2009), was about the iconic Victorian explorer and translator, Richard Francis Burton, who began his career as a spy in British India. Ben is currently writing a book on the British writer Jenny Diski.