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Professor Andrew Teverson

Head of College
London College of Fashion
Researcher Research
Andrew  Teverson


Andrew Teverson is Professor of Cultural History and Critical Thinking and Dean of Academic Strategy at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts. He has a PhD from Goldsmith College, University of London, and a BA and MA from Durham University, where he studied literature and philosophy. Andrew’s previous roles include Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, Head of the School of Arts, Culture and Communication at Kingston University, and Assistant Director of the University of London External Degree in English.

As a scholar and researcher, Andrew has published widely on the subjects of folklore, fairy tale, and contemporary fiction and culture. His recent publications include the edited collection The Fairy Tale World (Routledge Worlds Series, 2019), and a two volume critical edition of the scholarly writings of Andrew Lang (Edinburgh University Press 2015, with Alexandra Warwick and Leigh Wilson). He has also published on the work of Joseph Jacobs, Vikram Chandra, Angela Carter, Anish Kapoor, Salman Rushdie, Tom Phillips and Samuel Selvon, and was co-editor of Postcolonial Spaces: The Politics of Place in Contemporary Culture (Palgrave 2012). Currently Andrew is completing a critical edition of the children’s fictions of Andrew Lang, due for publication with Edinburgh University Press in 2020, and is editor of the sixth volume of Bloomsbury’s Cultural History of Fairy Tale (The Modern Age).

Andrew is a member of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, sits on the editorial board of Gramarye and The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, and is on the advisory board for the Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction.

Andrew is interested in all aspects of the study of folk narrative, fairy tale and storytelling, and his research ranges across the analysis of literature, film, visual culture, material culture, cultural history and critical theory. Currently he has two PhD students, one working on the fairy tale and new-materialism, the other on fairy tales and the representation of villainy.


Current research students

  • Vija Vilcins, Framing the garden: representations of women in the garden in British film 1985 – 2017 (Lead supervisor)


Curation and culture