Dr Daniel Swift

BA (Oxon), PhD (Columbia University, NY)
Senior Lecturer

Daniel Swift is a Senior Lecturer for the English BA at New College of the Humanities. He has a BA (first class honours) from Oxford University and a PhD from Columbia University in New York. He is the author of Bomber County (Hamish Hamilton, 2010) and Shakespeare's Common Prayers (Oxford University Press, 2012), and his essays, reviews, and profiles have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman, and Harper's.

From 2007 to 2012 he taught at Skidmore College in New York, and his teaching interests include Shakespeare and early modern drama, 16th and 17th century poetry, and 20th century war poetry. He is currently at work on a project about Ezra Pound.

Modules Taught

Research

Daniel's research interests include Shakespeare and early modern drama, 16th and 17th century poetry, and 20th century war poetry. He is currently at work on a project about Ezra Pound.

Books

Newspaper & Magazine Articles

Reviews

Letters, by Kurt Vonnegut. A review in the New Stateman, 16 May 2013

Hamlet’s Dreams: The Robben Island Shakespeare, by David Schalkwyk. A review in The Spectator, 23 March 2013

The Pike: Gabriele D’Annunzio – Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War by Lucy Hughes-HallettA review in New Statesman, 13 February 2013

10 Minutes On...
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Dr Daniel Swift spends 10 minutes taking us through Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Dr Daniel Swift

Dr Daniel Swift spends 10 minutes taking us through Shakespeare's As You Like It.

Dr Daniel Swift

Dr Daniel Swift spends 10 minutes taking us through the twists and turns of the playwright's best loved comedies, Twelfth Night.

Dr Daniel Swift spends 10 minutes taking us through the twists and turns of the playwright's best loved comedies, Twelfth Night.

Dr Daniel Swift

Other members of the English faculty

How to apply for 2015

You can apply directly to New College of the Humanities now, in addition to your five UCAS choices, to start your degree this September. Your first step is to complete and submit our application form online.

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