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Dr Guy Stevenson

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PositionPostdoctoral Tutor
Email g.stevenson (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7717 2989
Dr Guy Stevenson

Academic qualifications

  • BA, English Literature (University of Bristol, 2006)
  • MA, Issues in Modern Culture (University College London, 2008)
  • PhD, 'Blast and Bless – The Radical Aesthetics of Henry Miller and Ezra Pound' (Goldsmiths, University of London, submitted)

Teaching

  • Explorations in Literature
  • Modern American Fiction

Professional activities

Co-organiser of:

  • 'A Gob of Spit in the Face of Art': A Symposium to Mark the 80th Anniversary of Henry Miller’s 'Tropic of Cancer', Goldsmiths, University of London, September 2014
  • Beyond the Sheets: Sexualities in a Digital Age, Goldsmiths, University of London, April 2014

Featured work

Papers presented

  • ​‘Miller and Morality’, 'A Gob of Spit in the Face of Art': A  Symposium to Mark the 80th Anniversary of Henry Miller’s 'Tropic of Cancer', Goldsmiths, University of London, September 2014.
  •  ‘Henry Miller and the Remarkable Sexuality of the 1920s', Beyond the Sheets: Sexualities in a Digital Age, April 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London.
  •  ‘Henry Miller and the Remarkable Sexuality of the 1920s’, Homeward Bound: Nation, Belonging and the American Home, University of Nottingham, December 2013.
  • ‘The Sexual Aesthetics of D.H. Lawrence and Henry Miller’, Representations of sex in fiction, poetry and life writing - a creative and critical discussion, Goldsmiths Graduate Festival, Goldsmiths, University of London, May 2013.
  • ‘The Blast Cell: The Radical Aesthetics of Henry Miller and Ezra Pound’, Efface the Traces: Modernism and Influence, St. Chads College, University of Durham, April 2013.

 

Research Interests

Anglo-American modernism, 1900-1930; Inter-war ideology and aesthetics; the 1930s writings of Henry Miller; Ezra Pound; Countercultural literature of the 1950s and 60s, particularly work by William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and Norman Mailer; Marshall McLuhan's cultural theories.

Publications

Book Section

'Miller and Morality'
Stevenson, Guy. 2015. 'Miller and Morality'. In: Louis Renza; James Decker and Indrek Manniste, eds. Henry Miller: New Perspectives. Bloomsbury Academic USA; Reprint edition, pp. 63-74. ISBN 978-1628921236

Article

Monster land
Stevenson, Guy. 2014. Monster land. The Times Literary Supplement,

I do need that little word
Stevenson, Guy. 2014. I do need that little word. The Times Literary Supplement,

Cultural Studies
Stevenson, Guy. 2014. Cultural Studies. The Times Literary Supplement,

Thesis

Blast and Bless : Radical Aesthetics in the Writings of Henry Miller and Ezra Pound
Stevenson, Guy. 2015. Blast and Bless : Radical Aesthetics in the Writings of Henry Miller and Ezra Pound. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London