School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff Profile

Dr Martin Dubois

Lecturer in Victorian Literature




I was an undergraduate at the University of Leeds, before going on to study for an MA at York, and then for a PhD at Cambridge. I joined Newcastle University in 2012, having taught previously at Teesside University.

Office hours in semester 2

Before Easter: Tuesday 1-3 and Thursday 1-2

After Easter: Tuesday 2-3 and Wednesday 10-12



Research Interests

Victorian poetry, especially Gerard Manley Hopkins and William Barnes; Victorian literature and religion; dialect poetry; nonsense writing; modernist poetry.

Current Work

My book Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Poetry of Religious Experience is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. I am also working on an article on the nonsense Edward Lear wrote in India in the 1870s, and preparing a chapter for The Edinburgh Companion to Nonsense, ed. Anna Barton and James Williams.