European philosophy and political thought, philosophy of language, art and intellectual history.


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Riley, D.


On the Lapidary Style,

in differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies



pp. 17-36

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Riley, D.


Say Something Back,


ISBN 9781447270379

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Lecercle, J., Riley, D.


The Force of Language,

Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 978-1-349-52139-5

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Key Research Interests

Currently she hopes to complete her work on the inner voice and inner speech.  Formerly Writer-in-Residence at the Tate Gallery, London, she lectures abroad widely as well as in Britain, and has also held visiting positions at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia; The Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, Canada;  Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA; The Pembroke Centre for Research on Women, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA; The Institute for Advance Study, Princeton, USA; Bard College, New York State, USA; The Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, USA; The Society for the Humanities, Cornell, USA.

Teaching Interests

At UEA she has taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in political philosophy and social theory, twentieth century intellectual history, American and European poetry and poetics, and twentieth century modernist art movements. Courses taught over the last ten years have included Mapping Modernisms: Cities, Cultures, Concepts; European Philosophy: Hegelianism and Marxism to 'poststructuralism’; Poetry from the 1850s to the 1950s; Poetics, Writing, Language; and for the Creative Writing MA’s  Poetry strand.