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Professor of English, University of Southampton

Stephen Morton was appointed as a lecturer in Anglophone Literature at Southampton in 2003 after teaching at Tampere, Finland and studying at Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.

His research interests include Anglophone literatures from Canada, South Asia and the Caribbean, postcolonial theory, critical theory, poetics and politics, visual culture and globalisation.

He has published books, articles and reviews on postcolonial literature and theory, critical and cultural theory, visual culture, and recent Canadian writing.


  • 2003–present
    Professor of English, University of Southampton


  • 2012
    States of emergency: colonialism, literature and law, Liverpool University Press
  • 2009
    Terror and the postcolonial: a concise companion, with Elleke Boehmer, Wiley-Blackwell