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  • Michael Cotsell
    Associate Professor
    University of Delaware
    Department of English
    309 Memorial Hall
    Newark, DE 19716


    Michael Cotsell was an undergraduate in the English Honors Program at the then University of Rhodesia (now the University of Zimbabwe). He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship for post-graduate study in Britain and attended the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham. His M.A. dissertation was on the Elizabethan history play, his Ph.D. on Charles Dickens. He then taught for thirteen years at the University of Ulster and in adult education at Magee College, Derry. He spent a year at the SUNY School in Oneonta, NY. He joined the University of Delaware in 1987. Books include A Companion to Dickens's Our Mutual Friend, Barbara Pym, The Theater of Trauma and the e-book The Sound and the Fury. He was Associate Editor of The Dickens Companions series and originating General Editor of the English Literature and the Wider World series for which he edited the volume Creditable Warriors: English Literature and the Wider World 1830-70. Current courses include American Literature, Introduction to Drama and other drama classes and world literature both as “Islamic Literature and Film in English” and in more general forms. He is the Chair of the University International Film Series Committee.


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