Gavin Richard Hopps


  • KY16 9JU

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

PhD projects

Theology and the arts, with a particular focus on Romantic literature and contemporary popular music; the relationship between theology and humour.

Personal profile

Research overview

Dr Hopps's research focuses on theology and the arts, with particular interests in Romantic literature and contemporary popular music. He is currently working with Professor Jane Stabler on a new edition of the complete poetical works of Lord Byron and completing a monograph entitled Romantic Enchantment: Fantasy, Theology and Affect.


Dr Hopps is Director of ITIA and Senior Lecturer in Literature and TheologyHe has been involved in ITIA since he came to St Andrews as an RCUK Academic Fellow in 2006. Prior to this, he was Lecturer in English at the universities of Aachen, Oxford and Canterbury Christ Church, and he was a CRASSH Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge. 

Teaching activity

DI**** Saints and Cyborgs: The Imagination in Theology and Science (with Ms Joanna Leidenhag and Dr Rebekah Lamb) 

DI4924 Theology and Imagination 

DI4936 Theology and Literature 

DI5431 Theological Engagements with the Arts 

DI5453 Practical Criticism 


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