Dr Francis Leneghan
Francis Leneghan is Associate Professor of Old English at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of St. Cross College. He is the author of The Dynastic Drama of Beowulf (2020), and editor of two volumes on medieval translations of the Psalms, as well as numerous articles and essays on Old English literature. He is co-organiser of The Oxford Psalms Network and Oxford Medieval Studies, both run by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities). He was educated at Trinity College Dublin, where he worked before coming to Oxford in 2008.
Roberta Klimt is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at King’s College London, working on John Milton and the Italian questione della lingua. Her PhD (from University College London) and first book were on the eighteenth-century reception of Milton’s Poems (1645). She teaches and researches seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature, and also writes on twentieth-century Jewish-American fiction, especially Philip Roth.
Zoë Jennings is a second-year DPhil Classics student at Queen’s College Oxford, writing a thesis on Ovid’s Metamorphoses in contemporary performance under the supervision of Prof. Fiona Macintosh. She gained her BA and MA at Durham University, and spent a year working at Oxford’s Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama before starting her DPhil in 2019.
Director of Studies and Course Director
Dr Tara Stubbs is an Associate Professor in English Literature and Creative Writing at OUDCE, and a Fellow of Kellogg College Oxford. For 2017–2020 she was the Academic Programme Director of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford. Her first book was American Literature and Irish Culture, 1910–1955 (2013), which was re-issued in paperback in 2017. Her interests include American and Irish literature, modernism and poetry, and she has published widely in these fields. In 2017 she co-edited the essay collection Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture (2017), and her second monograph, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020, was The Modern Irish Sonnet: Revision and Rebellion.