Dr Ian McCormick served as a University Professor.
Most recent publications are "The state of play: transgressive caricature and transnational Enlightenment" in the book "TransGothic in Literature and Culture", ed. Jolene Zigarovich (Routledge, 2017); The Art of Connection: the Social Life of Sentences and 11+ English (Quibble Academic, 2013, 2014); a chapter in Sex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature (Routledge, 2013); a new critical edition of Shakespearean Tragedy.
Awards and Prizes include King James VI Prize (1989); Lawson Memorial Prize (1985); British Academy Major State Research Studentship (1990-93). Ian's work has been featured on the BBC (Radio and TV); in the Times Literary Supplement, The Observer, The Guardian, Time Out (London), and in academic journals. He has organized two international conferences for the British Society for Eighteenth-century Studies, at the University of Oxford and two International Community Film Festivals. Also Vice-Chair and Trustee of Birmingham Ethnic Education Advisory Service.