Aidan Byrne is a Senior Lecturer in English and Media and Cultural Studies based at Wolverhampton City Campus. His research covers Welsh literature, working-class writing, the literatures of 1939-45, children’s literature and new media. He is also interested in political discourse and theories of reading. He is a member of the English Society, the Association of Welsh Writing in English, a peer-reviewer for its journal, Almanac, and an Editorial Board member of Australasian Canadian Studies.
Aidan has been teaching for 12 years across several departments. In the English department, he currently specialises in literature and identity, Shakespeare and Milton, while recently supervising dissertations on Arthurian literature, war fiction, and Irish literature. Recent teaching includes Mythology, Introduction to Poetry and approaches to British Culture. In the field of Media Studies, He is particularly interested in new media theory and practice, public space, the public sphere, media ethics and political campaigning. He has supervised dissertations on political communication, new media and gender in MMORPGS. He is currently developing a module on Victorian Celebrity Culture for the MA in Popular Culture.
His current teaching responsibilities include: