Peter Childs

Peter Childs is Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire (See profile).

He has published twenty books on literature and culture post-1900, has written extensively on contemporary fiction, and is a Fellow of the English Association.
His research specialisms to date include the work of Paul Scott, Ian McEwan, and E. M. Forster as well as broader interests in modernism, post-colonial writing, and contemporary fiction. Currently he is working on a monograph for Manchester University Press on Julian Barnes and a chronological guide to modernist literature for Continuum.

Select Publications

An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theory, Peter Childs and Patrick Williams, Hemel Hempstead: Harvester, 1996.
British Cultural Identities, eds Mike Storry and Peter Childs, London: Routledge, 1997.
The Twentieth Century in Poetry, London: Routledge, 1998.
Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet: History and Division, ELS Studies series, Victoria: University of British Columbia, 1998.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture, eds Peter Childs and Mike Storry, London: Routledge, 1999.
Post-Colonial Theory and English Literature, ed. Peter Childs, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999.
Modernism (New Critical Idiom Series) , London: Routledge, 2000.
Reading Fiction: Opening the Text, London: Palgrave, 2001.
British Cultural Identities, 2nd edition, eds Mike Storry and Peter Childs, London: Routledge, 2002.
A Sourcebook on A Passage to India, ed. Peter Childs, London: Routledge, 2002.
Contemporary Novelists: British Fiction 1970-2003, London: Palgrave, 2004.
The Fiction of Ian McEwan, ed. Peter Childs, London: Palgrave, 2005.
The Routledge Guide to Modern Literary Terms, London: Routledge, ed. Peter Childs, 2005.
Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love, London: Routledge, 2006.
Texts, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Modernism and the Postcolonial, London: Continuum, 2007.
British Cultural Identities, 3rd edition, eds Mike Storry and Peter Childs, London: Routledge, 2008.
Modernism (New Critical Idiom Series) , 2nd edition, London: Routledge, 2008.