Nic Panagopoulos is Assistant Professor in English Literature & Culture at the Department of English Language & Literature. He obtained his BA (1988) and Ph.D. (1994) at Royal Holloway, University of London, in English and Drama/Theatre Studies and English, respectively. He is the author of The Fiction of Joseph Conrad: The Influence of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche (Peter Lang, 1998), Heart of Darkness and The Birth of Tragedy: A Comparative Study (Booksurge, 2007), and the editor with Maria Schoina of the volume, The Place of Lord Byron in World History: Studies in His Life, Writings, and Influence (Εdwin Mellen Press, 2013). His research interests focus mostly on the Εnglish novel, comparative literature, and the link between literature and philosophy. Besides his work on Joseph Conrad, he has published on a wide range of canonical writers, such as Shakespeare, Swift, Byron, Dickens, and Beckett.