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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Dr Hancock has taught English at Coleraine since 1998, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He specialises in poetry and modern literature, coordinating and lecturing on the final year core module of the BA (Hons) English degree ('Twentieth-Century Literature'). Dr Hancock has fulfilled many roles in his time at Ulster, including Course Director for the BA English and Head of Subject for English. He publishes primarily on twentieth century poetry, and has a special interest in love poetry. He is presently researching towards a monograph on this subject.  Education: 2000: PGCUT Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching, Ulster University; 1997: PhD (Seamus Heaney), University of Cambridge; 1992: MA (Distinction) Modern Literature: Theory & Practice, Leicester University1988: BA Combined Arts (2.1): English Literature, Ancient History, Classical Studies. Research Fields: Twentieth Century Poetry; published on John Betjeman, Mina Loy, T.S. Eliot, Paul Muldoon, Robert Lowell, Seamus Heaney, Ciaran Carson. Forthcoming publications on John Donne, Sylvia Plath.

Education/Academic qualification

Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice

Award Date: 22 Sep 2014

Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 23 Sep 2013

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Research Output

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 6 Chapter

'Betjeman and Longfellow'

Hancock, T., 15 Apr 2019, In : The Betjemanian. 30, p. 12-22 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • ‘Where hearts should lie: John Donne’s posthumous selves’

    Hancock, T., Oct 2018, A Companion to Literary Biography. Bradford, R. (ed.). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, p. 405-422 17 p. (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 'Betjeman's Penelope: Untangling the roots of "Late-Flowering Lust"'

    Hancock, T., 23 Jan 2017, In : English. 66, 252, p. 70–83 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    "Small dreamself in the branches": Seamus Heaney's birds

    Hancock, T., Nov 2015, The Life of Birds in Literature. Egbert, M-L. (ed.). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, p. 119-143

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 'These romantic irritations': T.S. Eliot and Love Poetry

    Hancock, T., 9 Dec 2015, In : English. 64, 247, p. 339-359

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access