I am Professor of English and Travel Studies at Nottingham Trent University, where I currently teach modules on travel writing and United States literature. During my career I have taught some 30 different courses, mostly in North American writing after 1800, English Literature after 1780, and postcolonial writing, My main specialisms are in travel writing and African American writing. I have authored or edited a dozen books and am presently working on two more. I continue to edit the journal Studies in Travel Writing, which I launched in 1997, and I co edit two book series. I am director of NTU's Centre for Travel Writing Studies, which I founded in 2002-3. I am also a poet. My debut pamphlet, Touching Distance, was published by Five Leaves in 2017 and my poems have been published in several magazines, including The Interpreter's House, Litter, Magma, Poetry Salzburg Review, Stride and Women's Studies.
I can be contacted at: tim[dot]youngs[at]ntu.ac.uk
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