University of Mississippi

Ian Whittington

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Ian Whittington specializes in twentieth-century British and Anglophone literature and culture, in particular the cultural production of mid-century Britain. His current book project, Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics, and the BBC, 1939-1945, considers the involvement of British writers in Second World War broadcasting in the context of wartime debates about national and cultural identity, including debates about the relationship of Britain to its empire. His broader research and teaching interests include the modern British and Anglophone novel, radio and sound studies, war literature, and postcolonial studies.


  • Ph.D., English, McGill University (2013)
  • M.A., English, McGill University (2007)
  • B.A., English, University of British Columbia (2001)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • 20th-century British literature
  • 20th-century World Anglophone literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Radio Studies/Sound Studies


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