22nd January 2003




English and Drama students at the University of Lincoln are in for a treat when they return to their studies next semester.


Dr Sandie Byrne, formerly a fellow and tutor at Balliol College, Oxford, joined the Faculty of Media and Humanities on 1st January as Reader in English and Drama.


Since completing a DPhil in English in 1994, Dr Byrne has taught at different colleges in Oxford and for the English Faculty at Oxford University.


“My new post is part teaching and part research,” said Sandie. “This will allow me to work on my own research but also to foster and encourage the research of colleagues.


“Literary language and poetic form are my research interests, particularly the language of drama and poetry and the enduring influence of classical drama and its forms.”


Dr Byrne has worked as editor to a number of publishing companies and has publish several of her own books and articles about 19th and 20th century authors such as  George Bernard Shaw, Jane Austen and the Brontës.


“I am very excited to be part of a dynamic university with such a bright future,” said Dr Byrne.


“I am looking forward very much to meeting and teaching the students next semester and to the development of the new Drama degree.”



For more information contact:


Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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