Dr. Jim Clarke

Course Director and Senior Lecturer in English and Journalism

School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

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I am course director of the English and Journalism degree, and module leader on all five Journalism modules on the degree. Previously, I lectured at Trinity College, Dublin in Modernism, Postcolonialism and in the Novel.

Prior to entering academia, I was a national newspaper reporter in Ireland, in roles including Political Editor of the Irish Sunday Mirror, health correspondent of the Irish Mail on Sunday and International Sportswriter for the Evening Herald.

My doctorate was fully funded by an internationally competitive bursary from the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in English Literature, Trinity College Dublin, 2014.  
  • English Language and Literature BA (Hons), Trinity College Dublin, 1993.
Research interests
  • I am principle investigator on the Parallel Translation Corpus of A Clockwork Orange with colleagues at Coventry University and the University of Birmingham.
  • Gylphi Press will publish my monograph on Science Fiction and Roman Catholicism in 2017.
  • My monograph on the aesthetics of Anthony Burgess is currently under consideration by academic publishers.
Recent outputs and publications


Teaching modules

I am Module Leader for all journalism modules in the department: 

  • Democracy and the Global Media (358DEL)
  • Journalism, Ethics and Society (259DEL)
  • Journalism as Literature (359DEL)
  • The Face of Journalism (258DEL)
  • Writing for Magazines (158DEL)
  • The Face of Journalism (258DEL)

I also contribute to:

  • Career and Project Planning (200DEL)
  • Project – Dissertation (301DEL)
  • Project Literature Review (300DEL)
  • Project Professional Portfolio (302DEL)
Areas of expertise
  • News writing
  • Literary criticism
  • Copyediting
  • Sub-editing
  • Academic tutoring
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021