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1996: B.A. (Hons) English and Philosophy, Queen’s Belfast
1998: M.A. in Modern Literary Studies, Queen’s Belfast
1999: M.Sc. in Computer Science, Queen’s Belfast
2003: Ph.D. in Literature, Queen’s Belfast


Nic Dunlop previously lectured in English at Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Birmingham. A specialist in postcolonial writing and contemporary literature, he has published widely and is currently completing a monograph on representations of education and postcolonialism in science fiction. Nic has presented papers at conferences in Europe and the United States, and currently serves on the editoral board of the academic journal Antipodes, and on the executive board of the Postcolonial Studies Association.

Nic teaches on a range of modules across the English programme, and in 2013 was nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Enterprise Educator’s Award. He was appointed Head of English at USW in 2014.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“’All That Belongs to Absolute Dark’: Mapping Space and Naming Place in David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon.” NTU Studies in Language and Literature 20 (December 2008): 71-95.
“Cartographic Conspiracies: Maps, Misinformation and Exploitation in Peter Carey’s ‘American Dreams’”. Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian Literature 22.1 (June 2008): 19-25

Chapters in Books

“A Few Words About the Role of the Cartographers: Mapping and Postcolonial Resistance in Peter Carey’s ‘Do You Love Me?’” Colonial and Postcolonial Spaces. Ed. Andrew Teverson and Sara Upstone. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 28-39.
“Speculative Fiction as Postcolonial Critique in Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas.” David Mitchell: Critical Essays. Ed. Sarah J. Dillon. Canterbury: Gylphi Press, 2011. 201-224.
“’Thick With Coded Testaments’: Negotiating Postcolonial Space in Janette Turner Hospital’s Oyster.” Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature. Ed. Nathanael O’Reilly. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2010. 75-92.


Modern Language Association
British Australian Studies Association
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
Postcolonial Studies Association


Public Engagement Activities and Esteem Indicators

2000-2005: Consultant on Australian and Aboriginal culture for the Belfast Festival at Queen’s
2009-2012: Invited public speaker at National Schools Film Week (Birmingham and Cardiff)


Expertise and Interest

Postcolonial Literary Studies (with particular emphasis on Australasian writing)
Contemporary Fiction
Genre Fiction

Group or Centre

English Research Unit

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