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Professor Chris Baldick

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PositionProfessor of English
Email c.baldick (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7450
Professor Chris Baldick

BA (Hons) English Language & Literature, University of Oxford, 1976; DPhil University of Oxford 1981, Lecturer in English, Lancaster University, 1990-3; appointed Professor of English, Goldsmiths College, 1993

Teaching

Postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Modern Poetry and in Post-Victorian English Literature.

Areas of supervision

  • British writers’ representations of Italy 1900-1930
  • Edward Thomas’s prose
  • History of Ambit magazine
  • Wyndham Lewis and the Body
  • London literary journals in the Second World War
  • The novels of Graham Swift
  • Costume in Gothic fiction
  • Fictional versions of Mary Shelley’s life

Research Interests

My research interests are chiefly in British and European writing of the 20th century, especially English poetry and fiction 1900-1950; the history of English literary criticism; literary terminology; and modern literature’s relations with the Press.

Publications

Book

Literature of the 1920s: Writers Among the Ruins
Baldick, Chris G.. 2012. Literature of the 1920s: Writers Among the Ruins. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748627301

The Modern Movement (The Oxford English Literary History, Volume 10: 1900-1940)
Baldick, Chris G.. 2004. The Modern Movement (The Oxford English Literary History, Volume 10: 1900-1940). Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198183100

The Oxford English Literary History, volume 10 (1910-1940): The Modern Movement
Baldick, Chris G.. 2004. The Oxford English Literary History, volume 10 (1910-1940): The Modern Movement. Oxford: OUP. ISBN 978-0198183105

Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present
Baldick, Chris G.. 1996. Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present. Routledge. ISBN 978-0582033832

In Frankenstein’s Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing
Baldick, Chris G.. 1990. In Frankenstein’s Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing. Oxford: OUP. ISBN 978-0198122494

The Social Mission of English Criticism 1848-1932
Baldick, Chris G.. 1983. The Social Mission of English Criticism 1848-1932. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0198128212

Edited Book

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
Baldick, Chris G., ed. 2015. The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. Oxford: OUP. ISBN 978-0198715443

Decadence: An annotated anthology
Desmarais, Jane H. and Baldick, Chris G., eds. 2011. Decadence: An annotated anthology. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0719075513

The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales
Baldick, Chris G., ed. 2009. The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales. Oxford: OUP. ISBN 978-0199561537

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
Baldick, Chris G., ed. 2004. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. Oxford: OUP. ISBN 978-0198608837

Book Section

Poetry and Modern Criticism
Baldick, Chris G.. 2013. Poetry and Modern Criticism. In: , ed. UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED.

Political Novels and Utopian Romances
Baldick, Chris G.. 2011. Political Novels and Utopian Romances. In: Patrick Parrinder and Andrzej Gasiorek, eds. The Reinvention of the British and Irish Novel 1880-1940 (Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 4). England: Oxford University Press, p. 197. ISBN 978-0-19-955933-6

1928, London: A Strange Interlude
Baldick, Chris G.. 2006. 1928, London: A Strange Interlude. In: B. McHale and R. Stevenson, eds. The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 73-81. ISBN 0748620117

Literature and the academy
Baldick, Chris G.. 2006. Literature and the academy. In: P. Waugh, ed. Literary Theory and Criticism: An Oxford Guide. Oxford University Press, pp. 85-95. ISBN 0199258368

Post-mortem: Lawrence's critical and cultural legacy
Baldick, Chris G.. 2001. Post-mortem: Lawrence's critical and cultural legacy. In: A. Fernihough, ed. The Cambridge Companion to D. H. Lawrence. Cambridge University Press, pp. 253-269. ISBN 052162617X