Dr Marcello Giovanelli

Senior Lecturer

Marcello Giovanelli

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I am Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literature in the School of Languages and Social Sciences. My main research interests are in literary linguistics (stylistics, cognitive poetics) and in English education.


BA(Hons) English Language and Literature (Liverpool)

MA Literary Linguistics (Nottingham)

PhD Cognitive Stylistics (Nottingham)

PGCE (Open)


Programme Director for English Literature

Co-Director Centre for the Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)

Research interests

Literary linguistics: stylistic applications of Text World Theory and Cognitive Grammar to literary discourse; cognitive poetics; pedagogical stylistics; stylistics of poetry; stylistics of children’s literature; First World War literature.

Language and literature in education: applied cognitive linguistics; studying fiction; discourses about English in educational settings; integrating language and literature; reader response theories and education.

Teaching Activity

Literature in History

Literary Genres in English


Cognitive Poetics

Language and Literature in Education

PhD Supervision

Main supervisor

Ahcene Adjeb: Reader response theories and literary pedagogy

Furzeen Ahmed: Text World Theory and the construction of identity during reading

Ian Cushing: Applications of cognitive linguistics in education

Megan Mansworth: Empathy and the endings of novels

Associate supervisor 

Daniel Jenkin-Smith: Bureaucratisation and the Rise of Modern Office Literature: 1830-1900

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