Peter Childs

Peter Childs is Professor of Modern English Literature at Newman University, formerly at 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, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, and E. M. Forster as well as broader interests in modernism, post-colonial writing, and contemporary fiction.

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.
Julian Barnes, Manchester: Manchester UP, 2010.
Aesthetics and Ethics in Twenty-First Century British Novels: Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam, Hari Kunzru and David Mitchell , with James Green, London: Continuum, 2013.