Department of American and Canadian Studies

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Peter Messent

Emeritus Professor of Modern American Literature,



I have been at Nottingam for almost 40 years and retired in Sept 2011 (though will remain on a part-time research contract till 2013). I was Head of the School of American and Candian Studies in the last couple of years of my employment . My main work is in Mark Twain Studies, Ernest Hemingway Studies and Crime Fiction and I have recently completed (Dec. 2011) The Crime Fiction Handbook for Wiley-Blackwell.

Expertise Summary

As above. Plus all areas of nineteenth and twentieth century American fiction.

Department of American and Canadian Studies

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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