Phil Leonard is Professor of Literature and Theory. Phil Leonard is Research Coordinator for English, and chairs NTU’s English Research Advisory Group. He is also NTU Site Director for the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, and a member of NTU’s Academic Board.
Phil Leonard teaches undergraduate modules on literary and critical theory, and on American Literature. He also teaches on the MRes in English Literary Research.
Professor Leonard’s research focuses on globalisation, technology, and contemporary literature and theory. His principal current project is The World in Theory, a book which considers how recent thinking about world and world formation departs from notions of global belonging. This book is primarily concerned with the work of Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy.
Other projects include co-editing a special issue of GRAMMA: Journal of Theory and Criticism on digital literary production (2015), and essays on neoliberalism and globalisation, and on literature’s attachment to the world. He is a member of the research network The World after Globalization, and is founding co-editor of the journal Writing Technologies