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Dr Richard Niland



Personal statement

My research and reading is mostly in nineteenth and twentieth century literature and history. My first book, Conrad and History (OUP, 2010), explores European and Latin American literary contexts for Joseph Conrad's writing. I have recently published work on the Marx Brothers, R. B. Cunninghame Graham, and Joseph Roth.

In addition to, and emerging from, ongoing work on Conrad, I am currently engaged in an exploration of the culture and idea of Argentina and Paraguay in English literature between 1850 and 1950. Beyond specific research projects, I am interested in French and Latin American language and literature, the writings of Herman Melville, travel, and the various intersections of literature and history.


Conrad, capital and globalisation
Niland Richard
ConradologyConradology, (2017)
Death by water : the rise and fall of Los Saltos del Guairá
Niland Richard
Environmental History Vol 23, pp. 1-26, (2017)
Nineteenth-century Argentine literature and the writings of R.B. Cunninghame Graham
Niland Richard
Empires and RevolutionsEmpires and Revolutions, (2017)
Modernity, horses, and history in Joseph Roth's Radetzkymarsch
Niland Richard, Murgatroyd Nicholas
Literature and History Vol 25, pp. 150-166, (2016)
Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham
Niland Richard
Scribners British WritersScribners British Writers, (2016)
Norton Critical Edition: Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent
Niland Richard

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I teach the following undergraduate courses: QQ402 Atrocity and Modernism; QQ413 The American West in Fiction and Film; QQ732 The Superfluous Man in 19th Century Literature; QQ631 Adaptations: Literature and Cinema; and QQ608 Twentieth Century Literature. I am also director of the MLitt in Literature, Culture and Place, on which I teach module QQ956 Travelin’ Blues: Literature, Politics and Displacement.

Professional activities

Ilkley Literature Festival
Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society UK, July 2017
Latin American Literary Studies Association
Association for Scottish Literary Studies 2015
Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society UK
Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

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The Culture and Politics of Paraguay in the Writings of R.B. Cunninghame Graham.
Niland, Richard (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Dec-2015 - 30-Nov-2016

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