12th July 2005
NEW DEAN FOR MEDIA AND HUMANITIES
of Media and Humanities at the
John Simons FRSA, ILTM will
join the university as Dean of Media and Humanities from
Simons obtained a first-class honours degree (College Prize) in English at the
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1978 and a PhD in Early Modern
Prose Fiction from
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Higher Education Academy, an institutional auditor for the Quality Assurance Agency and an external examiner in literary, film and theatre studies.
His research interests are focused on medievalism, popular literature from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century and animals in culture. He also has a particular interest in the Balkan region, where he has worked in the past as a higher education consultant.
His books, articles and monographs cover a wide range of subjects from Chaucer and cricket to spy fiction and the Vietnam War.
His most recent work was ‘The Life and Times of a
Victorian Wombat’, a book on exotic animal ownership in mid-nineteenth-century
very pleased to have been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Media and Humanities
Simons succeeds Professor Brian Winston, who is now Pro Vice Chancellor for
External Affairs at the
For more information contact:
Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager
01522 886042 email@example.com
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