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School of English and Drama

Elsa Court


English Teaching Fellow



I studied English and Translation Studies at Université de la Sorbonne (Paris IV) and received a PhD in English from UCL in 2016. My academic work is interested in the confluence of literature and geographies, particularly as these areas of enquiry refer to and observe the built environment and the identities forged from literary and linguistic responses to public space(s). I have written on subjects ranging from roadside architecture and geographic exclusions to life-writing and multilingualism for publications including The Financial Times, Granta, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. I teach Post-1945 and Contemporary Literature in English as well as Creative Writing, French Theory, and Translation. My short stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Brixton Review of Books, Worms, and The London Magazine. I am currently at work on a book about bilingualism and creativity.

Twitter: @elsacourt


ESH6043 - Creative Writing Prose Fiction 

ESH102 - Reading, Theory and Interpretation: Approaches to the Study of Literature

ESH271 - James Baldwin and the American Civil Rights



The American Roadside in Émigré Literature, Film, and Photography 1955-85 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)

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