Dr Daniel Eltringham

School of English

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr Daniel Eltringham
School of English
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I am a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of English. I came to Sheffield in 2017 as Teaching Associate in English and Contemporary Literature. Between 2011 and 2017 I studied for my MA and PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London, supervised by Professor Carol Watts. Before that, I read English at Oxford. I am also a practising poet and co-editor of Girasol Press. 

Research interests

My research interests lie in contemporary and Romantic poetry and poetics, ecocriticism, translation, and avant-garde little-magazine cultures. My PhD research analysed contemporary and Romantic poetry through the lens of enclosure and the commons. I have published on poets associated with the British Poetry Revival and their connections with Romanticism. My present project, entitled Translating Resistance: Latin American ‘Mountain Literature’ and the Poetry of the Transatlantic Avant-garde, traces translations of Latin American guerrilla ‘mountain literature’ by Anglo-American poetry networks since the 1960s. I am thinking about these translations of decolonial lyric in terms of militant ecopoetics and Latinx environmentalisms. 

In May 2019 I co-organised the two-day symposium ‘Poetics in Commons’ with Dr Sarah Bernstein. I am an active member of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK and Ireland), and was part of the organising committee for the 2017 biennial conference, held at Sheffield Hallam University. 

My creative and editorial practice within the poetry community also feed into my research. I am part of Sheffield’s Centre for Poetry & Poetics, which I co-directed in 2018/19 alongside Dr Ágnes Lehóczky, with whom I am  currently co-editing a collection of essays on Denise Riley for the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. Between 2017-2019 I was General Editor of the School of English’s creative writing journal, Route 57, working collaboratively with the National Railway Museum and The Hepworth Wakefield. 


Journal articles

Book reviews

  • Eltringham D, Jenkins H & Sheppard V () Book Reviews. Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, 8(1). RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

I currently teach on LIT 204 Criticism and Literary Theory and supervise LIT 386 BA dissertations. 

In my previous roles I convened the Erasmus modules Language, Culture and Identity in England and The Language and Culture of Money, lectured and led seminars on Studying Poetry, and led seminars on Contemporary Literature. I also supervised MA Work Placement students working on Route 57.