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Gary Fisher

M3C Phd Researcher, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

Born and schooled in Birmingham, I undertook the grand odyssey from the West Midlands to the East Midlands in 2012 to begin my studies at the University of Nottingham. Perhaps encouraged by my readings of D.H. Lawrence, I have since developed a true fondness for the landscape and culture of the East Midlands and consider the region and people incredibly dear to me.

My time at Nottingham has occasionally been interrupted with intermittent professional and research visits abroad, including a few summers working as a surveyor for the much-maligned HS2 as well as a four month research fellowship at the Library of Congress' Kluge Centre in Washington D.C.

I am presently engaged in the third year of my PhD and am aiming to submit by the summer 2019. After this I hope to continue working within higher education and settle down to building a home and family with my wife Lois, whom I met in a Latin class at the University of Nottingham.

Teaching Summary

I maintain a broad portfolio of teaching interests to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of my work. Within the department of Classics and Archaeology I have previously taught Latin, for which I… read more

Research Summary

I am currently engaged in an inter-disciplinary project co-supervised by the departments of Classics and American & Canadian Studies and funded by the AHRC that is researching the depiction of… read more

I maintain a broad portfolio of teaching interests to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of my work. Within the department of Classics and Archaeology I have previously taught Latin, for which I received the University of Nottingham's award for the 'Best Postgraduate that teaches', and currently teach on the Classics and Popular Culture module convened by Dr. Lynn Fotheringham.

Outside the department of Classics and Archaeology I also presently teach on the University of Nottingham's Arts and Humanities Foundation Year's 'Important Thinkers Through History' module. I am responsible for designing and leading lectures and seminars on key philosophers and thinkers of the Enlightenment, such as John Locke and Thomas Paine.

Besides the Arts and Humanities Foundation Year, I also maintain a role as a teaching affiliate on the University of Nottingham's new Liberal Arts programme. I was involved in the inception and founding of the programme and now take a broadly pastoral role, assisting in the personal and pedagogical development of the students.

Current Research

I am currently engaged in an inter-disciplinary project co-supervised by the departments of Classics and American & Canadian Studies and funded by the AHRC that is researching the depiction of the ancient world in early American theatre (1730 - 1870). I examnine how Americans used the ancient world as a medium through which to explore contemporary issues such as republican identity, imperial expansion, and the morality of slavery.

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