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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile


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

Higher Education Academy

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Research Output 1994 2019

  • 2 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

John Donne
English Poet
Literary Biography

'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

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

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Seamus Heaney
Early Writings

'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
T.S. Eliot
Love Poetry
Divine Love