Lecturer in English Literature, University of Glasgow

Matthew Creasy joined the School of Critical Studies in 2007, having taught at the Universities of Sheffield, Durham and St Andrews. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and Lincoln College and Christ Church, Oxford.

During 2000 he was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University. He completed his doctoral research on James Joyce and edited Errears and Erroriboose: James Joyce and Error for the European Joyce Studies series. As well as the work of James Joyce, he has written and published articles on Wiliam Empson and on the reception of Shakespeare in Ireland. His recent research concerns the influence of French literature upon the British Fin de siècle and early Modernism and he has recently completed a critical edition of Arthur Symons' The Symbolist Movement in Literature for the Fyfield press.

He is an active member of the Scottish Network for Modernist Studies and has edited special editions of the journals Modernist Cultures and Literature & History. His teaching interests are varied and include courses on Decadence, Victorian literature, Modernism, James Joyce, literary representations of adultery, and Children’s literature.


  • –present
    Lecturer in English Literature, University of Glasgow