Professor Marina Mackay

Marina MacKay's research interests are in modern and contemporary literature. She is especially interested in the novel, the history of English criticism, and the literature and culture of the mid-twentieth century. Her most recent book is Ian Watt: The Novel and the Wartime Critic (OUP, 2018), on the influential novel critic and former prisoner of war Ian Watt, and the impact of the Second World War on how we think about the history of the English novel. She is currently writing a book about British literary culture in the 1950s.

At St Peter's, Marina tutors on the Victorian and Modern papers; her Faculty teaching is in literature after 1940.


  • Ian Watt: The Novel and the Wartime Critic

  • Muriel Spark and Self Help

  • Modernism, War, and Violence

  • The Modernist 'Novel'

  • Between the Acts: Novels and other Mass Media

  • More