Alexandra Campbell


About me

My research arises at the intersection of several critical discourses including critical ocean studies, the environmental humanities and world literature perspectives.

I am particularly interested in ecologies and poetries of the sea and am currently working on my first monograph, provisionally titled 'Hydropoetics: North Atlantic Writing and the Techno-Ocean', which examines the cultural and historical parameters of the'Techno-Ocean' in contemporary North Atlantic writing, focusing on discourses of extraction, disposal and transmission at sea.

My broader research and teaching interests include contemporary ecopoetry; transatlantic studies; world literature (especially British, Irish, and Caribbean literature); postcolonial ecocritical perspectives; petrocultures and the energy humanities; the blue humanities and archipelagic studies; speculative fiction and ‘cli-fi’.

I currently teach on a range of modern and contemporary literature courses including 'Writing and the Environmental Crisis', 'Ecocriticism and Environmental Writing' and 'From Decadence to the Noughties'. I have published and forthcoming articles in The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Humanities, Études Écossaises and Anglistik and have forthcoming book chapters in various edited collections.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, University of Glasgow
  • MA, University of Warwick
  • BA, University of Warwick.

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK & Ireland (ASLE-UKI)
  • British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS).


  • EN6018 - Writing and the Environmental Crisis
  • EN4004 - From Decadence to the Noughties
  • EN6001 - The English Project
  • EN7007 - MALLE Environmental Writing and Ecocriticism
  • EN7005 - MALLE Research Methods, Resources and Dissemination.

Areas of expertise

  • Ecopoetics
  • Ecocriticism
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Blue humanities
  • Contemporary Scottish and Irish literature
  • Archipelagic studies
  • ‘Creaturely’ writing
  • Anthropocene and climate change
  • Cli-Fi.

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