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Tom Baynes

Associate Lecturer
thomas.baynes (@gold.ac.uk)

Tom was awarded a PhD by the University of Bristol in 2015, and won the Review of English Studies Essay Prize two years later. He is currently preparing three articles for publication, and developing his thesis into a book. He teaches on Shakespeare, Sensibility and Romanticism, and Literature of the Victorian Period.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD English Literature (University of Bristol, 2015)
  • MA English Literature (Royal Holloway, 2010)
  • BA (Hons) History (Goldsmiths, 2008)

Teaching

  • Shakespeare
  • Sensibility and Romanticism
  • Literature of the Victorian Period

Research Interests

Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, and Goethe; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German-British literary relations.

Publications

"Out of Orcus into Life”: Tennyson’s Princess, Arthur Hallam, and German Literature’, Review of English Studies, n.s., 69: 290 (2018), 413–29

‘Murder’d Men: “Isabella” and Goethe’s Werther’, Romanticism, 24: 1 (2018), 53–66

Dr Alice Condé

Postdoctoral Associate Tutor
a.conde (@gold.ac.uk)

Alice's research is based on nineteenth-century Decadent literature, in particular the representation of masochism and cruel women in the work of A. C. Swinburne, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, and Ernest Dowson.

She is currently co-editing two collections of essays: with Jane Desmarais, Decadence and the Senses, to be published by Legenda in early 2017, and with Jessica Gossling, ‘Betwixt the Bounds of Life and Death’: Selected Essays on Ernest Dowson (1867-1900), to be published by Peter Lang in 2018.

Academic qualifications 

  • PhD English and Comparative Literature (Goldsmiths, 2015)
  • MA English (King’s College London, 2009)
  • BA (Hons) English (Goldsmiths, 2008)

Teaching (between 2011 and 2017)

  • Literature of the Victorian Period & Introduction to Literature of the Victorian Period
  • Approaches to Text
  • Introduction to Comparative Literature, Salome module
  • Studies in Comparative Literature, Fin de Siècle module
  • Short Story

Research and publications

Alice Condé and Jessica Gossling (eds.), ‘Betwixt the Bounds of Life and Death’: Selected Essays on Ernest Dowson (1867-1900) (Oxford: Peter Lang, forthcoming), includes my chapter ‘“The pale roses expire”: Dowson’s Decadent diminuendo’

Jane Desmarais and Alice Condé (eds.), Decadence and the Senses (Oxford: Legenda, forthcoming 2017), includes my chapter ‘Sensory Nullification in the Poetry of Ernest Dowson’

Review of Kostas Boyiopoulos, The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons and Dowson, Edinburgh University Press, 2015, for The Oscholars, www.oscholars.com (May 2016)

PhD thesis, ‘Incorporeal Punishment: Writing Masochism and the Cruel Woman in English Decadence, 1860-1900’ (Goldsmiths, 2015), supervised by Dr Jane Desmarais

Selected conference papers 

‘“The pale roses expire”: Dowson’s Decadent diminuendo’, Ernest Dowson (1867-1900): Poet, translator, novelist, Goldsmiths, 15 April 2016

‘Mirrors, shadows, dancing girls: the Decadent woman in Arthur Symons’s London Nights’, Goldsmiths Literature Seminar (GLITS), 21 February 2013

‘A. C. Swinburne and the masochistic fantasy of the cruel woman’, London Nineteenth-Century Seminar, 2 February 2013

‘The masochistic game in nineteenth-century Decadence, and why Oscar Wilde’s Salomé cannot play along’, LUDUS: The Narrative of Games and the Art of Play, Goldsmiths, 22 June 2012

‘The Decadent cruel woman, masochism, and the dynamics of control’, Goldsmiths Literature Seminar (GLITS), 15 March 2012

‘Writing masochism in nineteenth-century Decadence’, Goldsmiths Postgraduate Symposium, 20 May 2011

‘Writing the cruelty of female sexuality in Wilde’s Salomé’, Transgression and its Limits, University of Stirling, 30 May 2010

Conference organisation

Arthur Symons at the Fin de Siècle, Goldsmiths, 21 July 2017 (https://symons2017.wordpress.com/)

Ernest Dowson (1867-1900): Poet, translator, novelist, Goldsmiths, 15 April 2016 (https://dowson2016.wordpress.com/)

Decadence and the Senses, Goldsmiths, 10-11 April 2014 (https://decadence2014.wordpress.com/)

Traces, Goldsmiths, 14 June 2013

London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar Postgraduate Day, Senate House, University of London, 20 April 2013

LUDUS: The Narrative of Games and the Art of Play, Goldsmiths, 22 June 2012

 

See Alice's full research outputs on Goldsmiths Resersearch Online

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Cat Conway

Graduate Trainee Tutor
c.conway (@gold.ac.uk)

Cathleen Allyn Conway is finishing her PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the co-editor of Plath Profiles, the only academic journal dedicated to the work of Sylvia Plath. She has previously worked as a journalist on UK trades and national newspapers, such as The Sun, Daily Telegraph, and the Financial Times and as an English teacher (KS3-KS5) in inner London. Originally from Chicago, she lives in South London.

Academic qualifications

  • 2013  PGCE Secondary English, Goldsmiths Collge
  • 2002  MA Writing (business and literary), DePaul University
  • 1995  BA English Literature, Indiana University

 

Teaching

Cathleen will be teaching on Introduction to Poetry (EN51009B) in the Spring term.  She has previously worked with A-Level students, offered private tuition and taught English literature, literary theory and journalism at secondary schools in south east London.

 

Research interests

My PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths intersects Sylvia Plath and the gothic in found poetics practice, using an intersectionalist feminist perspective. 

Additional research interests include cultural studies, genre theory, speculative fiction, fan studies and media studies.

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Sophie Corser

Associate Lecturer
s.corser (@gold.ac.uk)

Dr Sophie Corser completed her PhD at Goldsmiths in 2018, and is preparing her thesis 'Against Joyce: Ulysses, Authorship, and the Authority of the Reader' for publication as a monograph. She is a contributor to The Year's Work in English Studies, reviewing criticism on James Joyce each year. Her other current projects include articles on rewritings of Ovid and on the novels of Barbara Trapido.

She has worked as an editor for several years, most recently from 2014-16 as the editor of the Modern Humanities Research Association's PG and ECR Journal Working Papers in the Humanities

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) English (Goldsmiths, 2010)
  • MA Comparative Literary Studies: Modern Literature (Goldsmiths, 2011)
  • PhD English (Goldsmiths, 2018) 

Teaching

Sophie currently teaches on the first year undergraduate course Explorations in Literature. She also lectures on Joyce’s Ulysses for the second-year undergraduate course Moderns.

Sophie is also the convenor and teacher on the core MA module, Studies in Comparative Literature and Criticism

Research interests

My main interest is in how the roles of authors and readers are constructed by literature, culture, criticism, and theory. This informs, and is informed by, my interest in texts by James Joyce, Roland Barthes, Jorge Luis Borges, and Tom Stoppard. I am also interested in intertextuality and rewriting (particularly modern rewritings of Homer and Ovid), modernist poetry, and narrative style in the early twentieth century European novel.

See Sophies full research outputs on Goldsmiths Research Online

 

Anna Derrig

Short Course Tutor
anna.derrig (@gold.ac.uk)

Anna Derrig works in the evolving field of ethics and contemporary memoir and life writing. She has studied, commented on, and taught research ethics, and consent and life writing since 2011. She is due to complete her PhD in creative and life writing supervised by Francis Spufford and Blake Morrison, in 2018. Anna is writing a memoir and a textbook on ethics and consent in creative non-fiction.

Academic qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • MA Journalism (Westminster University)
  • MA Social Policy (Brunel University)
  • Postgraduate social work qualification (Brunel University - CQSW)
  • BA (hons) in Social Administration (University of Nottingham)

Teaching

Short courses on ethics, memoir and life writing (ongoing).  Research ethics for doctoral candidates and other postgraduates since 2012.  

Professional activities

Anna is a writer, tutor, researcher and voluntary arts worker. Previously: a journalist, PR/media manager, access consultant, social and community worker.

  • Published in Penguin, Virago and Gold Room anthologies.
  • Journalism in national and international online/print news and feature outlets.
  • Shortlist: Press Gazette online student journalist of the year.
  • Longlist: Mslexia memoir competition. (2014)
  • Longlist: Life Writing Prize Goldsmiths and Spread The Word. (2017) 

Featured presentations

  • Truth, Empathy and Ethics roundtable. NonfictioNOW. University of Iceland. (2017)
  • Negotiated Truths seminar presenter. Open University’s Contemporary Cultures of Writing Research Group in partnership with the Institute of English Studies. Senate House. (2016)
  • Copyright and the Future of Digital Creativity panel. CREATe Festival, RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) London. (2016)
  • Personal and Public Lives panel. Excavating Lives, IABA (International AutoBiography Association) conference. University of Cyprus. (2016)
  • Life Writing and/as Empathy paper. Symposium on Narrative emotions. University of Navarra, Spain. (2015)
  • Consent and creative non-fiction conference: creativity panel. Goldsmiths. (2015)
  • Critical: Literary criticism conference. Consent and life writing paper. University of East Anglia, London. (2012)
  • Ethics and life writing paper. Postgraduate education conference. Goldsmiths. (2012)

Dr Jessica Gossling

Postdoctoral Associate Tutor
j.gossling (@gold.ac.uk)

Jessica Gossling is an associate lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and a member of the Decadence Research Unit. Her interests centre on nineteenth-century literature, art, and culture, with a particular focus on French and English Decadence.

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons) English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths

MA 20th Century Literature and its Contexts, Goldsmiths

PGCE (Post-Compulsory Education), Institute of Education

PhD - 'Decadent Threshold Poetics: A Comparative Study of Threshold Space in Charles Baudelaire, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Ernest Dowson, and Arthur Symons', Goldsmiths

Teaching

EN51011B Literature of the Victorian Period

EN51012B Introduction to Literature of the Victorian Period

EN51002C Approaches to Text

EN51009B Introduction to Poetry

 

Office hours: Mondays 1.00-2.00, WT510

Research interests

My research is primarily focused on Decadent literature and visual art at the fin de siècle. My PhD thesis examined spaces of Decadent retreat in selected works of Charles Baudelaire, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Arthur Symons, and Ernest Dowson.

 

Publications:

‘Betwixt the Bounds of Life and Death’: Selected Essays on Ernest Dowson, ed.by Alice Condé and Jessica Gossling; including a chapter entitled ‘From the Drawer to the Cloister: Ernest Dowson’s ‘Poésie Schublade’ (Oxford: Peter Lang, Forthcoming 2018) 

‘“Things worldly and things spiritual”: Joris-Karl Huysmans’s A rebours and the house at Fontenay’, in Decadence and the Senses, ed. by Jane Desmarais and Alice Condé (Oxford: Legenda, 2017) 

Review of Peter Craze (dr.), The Picture of Dorian Gray, St James Theatre, London, for The Oscholars, www.oscholars.com (June 2015)

Review of Leona Rittner, W. Scott Haine, Jeffrey H. Jackson, eds., The Thinking Space: The Café as a Cultural Institution in Paris, Italy and Vienna, Ashgate, 2013, forUrban History Journal(Cambridge University Press, June 2014)

 

Conferences:

Decadence and the Senses, Goldsmiths, 10-11 April 2014

Nineteenth Century Studies Seminar Graduate Conference, Institute of English Studies, 26 April 2014

Ernest Dowson: Poet, Translator, Novelist, Goldsmiths, 15 April 2016

Arthur Symons at the Fin de Siècle, Goldsmiths, 21 July 2017

Decadence, Magic(k), and the Occult, Goldsmiths, 19-20 July 2018

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Sara Grant

Associate Lecturer
s.grant (@gold.ac.uk)

Sara writes and edits fiction for children and teens. Her new series Chasing Danger is an action-adventure series for tweens. Dark Parties, her first young adult novel, won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award for Europe. Her next teen novel – Half Lives – is a story told in two voices from a pre- and post-apocalyptic time. She also writes a funny magical series for young readers, titled Magic Trix.

As a freelance editor of series fiction, she has worked on twelve different series and edited nearly 100 books. She has given writing workshops in the US, UK and Europe. She co-founded Undiscovered Voices – which has launched the writing careers of thirty-two authors, who now have written more than 120 children’s books. Sara was born and raised in Washington, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with degrees in journalism and psychology, and later she earned a master’s degree in creative and life writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She lives in London.

Academic qualifications

  • Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, Bloomington, IN
  • A. in Journalism and Psychology, May 1990, Grade Point Average 3.48 (on 4.0 scale)
  • New School University, New York, NY
  • Progress toward master’s degree in Media Studies (12 credit hours), August 2002 to August 2003, Grade Point Average 3.9 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Goldsmiths College, University of London, Creative and Life Writing MA program, London
  • September 2004 to September 2006, Assessment Mark 71 (distinction).

Teaching

Sara served as the tutor for the University of Winchester’s master’s in writing for children. She taught the ‘Writing for the Early Years’ course in 2014 and 2015. She has given creative writing workshos in the US, UK and Europe. She visits nearly fifty primary and secondary schools a year, giving assemblies and workshops on writing.

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Beth Guilding

Visiting Lecturer
B.Guilding (@gold.ac.uk)

Beth Guilding passed her PhD with no corrections in December 2016. She is currently preparing her thesis, Towards the Impossibility of Childhood: Maurice Blanchot’s ‘(A primal scene?)’, for publication as a monograph.

Academic qualifications

PhD, Goldsmiths

MA, Goldsmiths

BA, Goldsmiths 

Teaching

Approaches to Text and Literature in Question: Writing Since World War Two. 

Research interests

Beth’s primary research interests include the works of Blanchot, Levinas, Louis-René des Forêts, Freud, Leclaire, Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy, with a specific emphasis on figurations of childhood in Twentieth Century philosophy and literature. Beth is also an invited member of the International Network of Comparative Humanities (INCH), funded by Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame. 

Dr. Fatma Said

Associate Lecturer in Linguistics
F.Said( (@gold.ac.uk)

Teaching EN52296B: Language Learning and Teaching EN71079A: Intercultural Discourse and Communication Research Skills Course (postgraduate students) EN571078B: English in a multilingual world Fatma also supervises MA and BA students.

Research

Currently, her research centres on bilingual acquisition within the family domain with the aim of understanding why some children who grow up in a bilingual home do not become bilinguals. She works principally with naturally occurring data (longitudinally), by observing (and video recording) language use in everyday activities in the home and the language classroom (second language learning and heritage language learning). Fatma is also interested in intercultural communication and the status of English as a global language and what that means for other languages in both English dominant and non-English dominant environments.

She also regularly presents at conferences and writes journal papers, as well as peer reviewing for journals, academic bodies, and funding institutions. She also examines PhDs in her topic of bilingualism, multilingualism and applied linguistics in general.

Academic qualifications

BA (Arabic & Linguistics) School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London

MA (Linguistics (Arabic)) SOAS, University of London

PhD (Applied Linguistics) Birkbeck, University of London

Before joining the department of English and Comparative Literature here at Goldsmiths, Fatma held the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Applied Linguistics in the Department of Education at the University of York. She was also previously appointed Sociolinguistics Research Assistant (during her PhD) at King’s College London in the School of Medical Education.

She completed my PhD (2015) at the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck, University of London. Her doctoral research investigated the role multiple languages take during family mealtime interactions. She is interested in how speakers choose and use their languages for their own social goals and what their language use may reveal about the nature of language itself (thesis title: A sociolinguistic study of multilingual talk at mealtimes: The case of an Arab family in London). Before that she completed her MA at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London) in Linguistics (specialising in Arabic language linguistics). Her BA was in Arabic and Linguistics also at SOAS, University of London.

Academic citizenship

Fatma Said is an editorial board member for Multilingua

She is also one of the department’s representatives for associate lecturers.

Memberships

  • Arabic International Studies
  • UK Linguistic Ethnography Forum (UK-LEF)
  • Arabic teachers (AA)
  • BAAL (British Association of Applied Linguistics)
  • Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (AILA)
  • Society for Language Development (SLD)
  • Researchers in Early Years Language Learning (REYLL)

Publications

 

 

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Giovanna Iozzi

Short Course Tutor
giozz001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Giovanna Iozzi is working towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. Her finished creative project Black Figs, (supervisor: Stephen Knight) is a novel tracking a woman's unsettling mental disintegration during a summer holiday in Italy. She is a recipient of Goldsmiths' Pat Kavanagh Prize and has published short stories in various places including Ambit, Rattle Tales, The Gold Room & Exeter Writers. She previously worked as a tabloid journalist writing TV features.

Academic Qualifications 

  • BA Hons, Drama & English at Bristol University
  • MA Creative & Life Writing, Goldsmiths
  • PG Certificate in the Managment of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Goldsmiths (Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy)
  • TEFL

Teaching

Giovanna teaches the Goldsmiths short course: How to Write Short Stories that Resonate

She has also taught on the Critical Contexts seminar for Creative Writing MA students.

She teaches a range of courses for adults in north London for Haringey Literature Live including short fiction, memoir and feature writing.

Research interests 

Giovanna's PhD critical focus (supervisor: Dr Carole Sweeney) is on disgust, masochism and confinement in the early novels of Elena Ferrante: Troubled Love, The Days of Abandonment and The Lost Daughter.

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Sonia Lambert

Short Course Tutor
slamb001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Sonia Lambert is working towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. Her creative project is a novel about the internment of refugees during the Second World War. Her first novel “Three Mothers” was published in 2006 by Piatkus (Little, Brown) with editions in Italy (Mondadori) and the USA (Berkley). In the past she has also written for BBC Radio 4 and for the Guardian newspaper.

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc (Econ) Government, London School of Economics
  • MA Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
  • PG Certificate in the Management of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Goldsmiths College (Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy)

Teaching

Sonia teaches a short course at Goldsmiths on “Writing the City: Creative Writing inspired by London.” She has also taught short courses in creative writing for beginners at Central St Martins (UAL) and in novel writing at Haringey Literature Live.

Research interests

Sonia’s research interests include refugee writing during the Second World War, historical fiction, and the literature of the women’s suffrage campaign.

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Johanna O'Shea

Postdoctoral Associate Tutor
Johanna.OShea (@gold.ac.uk)

Johanna is an Associate Tutor and is completing her PhD which is a study of difference and passivity in Jean Rhys’s fiction. Her research is in the intersection of literature and philosophy, with a focus on twentieth century fiction. Drawing on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, and examining how this body of thought works in relation to Rhys’s fiction and recent feminist and affect theories, her thesis demonstrates how Rhys’s narrative strategies function as ‘acts of resistance’.

 Johanna has worked as Editor of the Goldsmiths ECL postgraduate journal, GLITS-E and co-organizer of the associated seminar series and conferences.

Academic Qualifications

  • BA (Hons.), Philosophy and Literature, University of Warwick (2004)
  • MA, Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought, University of Sussex (2010)
  • PhD (Goldsmiths, ongoing)

Teaching

Johanna has taught on the undergraduate module ‘Approaches to Text’. She is currently completing her PG Certificate in Higher Education and she is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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Dr Jocelyn Page

Associate Lecturer
j.page (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7430

Jocelyn Page has worked in the field of education management and teaching since 1989. Experienced with both adult and young learners, she has taught English, Poetry, Creative Writing and English as a Second Language in the UK, United States, Japan and Italy. Students at Goldsmiths have cited Jocelyn’s ability to encourage discussion, elicit participation and increase levels of knowledge and confidence.

Academic qualifications

  • Nov 2015 - Awarded PhD in Creative Writing, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London. Title: On My Mind: The Shared Vision of Collaboration ‘In Absentia’
  • Sept 2009 - MA with Distinction in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
  • 1989 - BA (Phi Beta Kappa) in Japanese and Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Teaching

Jocelyn Page was awarded the PGCE in Management and Teaching in Higher Education from Goldsmiths College in 2014. She has taught undergraduate courses, including Engaging Poetry and Introduction to Poetry, at Goldsmiths since September 2011. Jocelyn has also worked at University of London’s International Programmes on the Virtual Learning Environment.

In addition, in 2016, Jocelyn began working in the community as a facilitator at the 999 Club homeless shelter and as the Writer in Residence at The Reach Climbing Centre in Woolwich.

Between November 2009 and September 2012, Jocelyn Page worked as a Creative Writing tutor at Spread the Word, London, where she facilitated poetry workshops for adult and youth participants at libraries, primary and secondary schools in Greenwich, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Lewes. She also led teacher-training projects and produced anthologies and performances for students.

Professional activities

Between 1994 and 2001, Jocelyn managed international English language institutes in Washington, DC and London, In these roles, she directed all operations, including hiring and training of teaching staff, curriculum and educational development. She organised daily educational activities, managed administrative and teaching personnel and supervised marketing and budgeting of large English Language schools.

Jocelyn Page has acted as the Associate Teaching Staff representative for the English and Comparative Literature Department and the Post Graduate Student representative on both the Research Committee for ECL.

Featured work

  • You’ve Got To Wait Till the Man You Trust Says Go (2015)
  • Translation as Collaboration, Poetry and Collaboration in the Age of Modernism, Trinity College Dublin (2015)
  • Mapping Chaos, University of Plymouth (2012)
  • Smithereens (2010)
  • Additional poetry published: Ambit, Magma, The Moth, Orbis, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Parnassus, Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg, Rialto, The South Carolina Review, The Spectator.

Grants and awards

  • Goldsmiths’ Writers’ Centre Poetry Pamphlet Competition winner (May 2015)
  • Pighog Press/Poetry School Pamphlet competition shortlist (March 2013)
  • Goldsmiths Learning Enhancement Unit Fellowship in Teaching (January 2013)
  • Poetry Trust Advanced Seminar selected participant (March 2011)
  • The New Writer Magazine, Highly commended, Poetry collection category (2008)

See Jocelyn's research outputs on Goldsmiths Research Online.

Dr Jacob McGuinn

Associate Lecturer
j.mcguinn ( (@gold.ac.uk)

Jacob works in modern poetry, poetics, and critical theory.

Academic qualifications

BA, MA, PhD

Teaching

EN51001A Explorations in Literature

EN51007B Engaging Poetry

EN53333A Modern Poetry

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Eva Salzman

Associate Lecturer
e.salzman (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7430

Academic qualifications

  • MFA (Columbia University – NYC, USA)
  • BA (Bennington College, Vermont, USA)

Teaching

  • MA Poetry Specialist Workshop – Leader
  • BA Poetry  Module (Level 2)  - Leader
  • BA – tutorials/consultations, mid-term grading, reports, portfolio supervision
  • Development & research new writing component of BA English degree course (craft, resources, references, poems, critical texts)
  • Occasional: convening; grading BA portfolios

Research interests

Comparative UK/USA/Ireland poetry, fiction & non-fiction; contemporary and women’s poetry; cultural journalism - essays, reportage, travel, memoir, belles lettres, etc.;  form & craft; 19th century British & American novel and short story  (and 18th century and contemporary); libretti & lyrics

See eva's research outputs on Goldsmiths Research Online.

 

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Dr Guy Stevenson

Associate Lecturer
g.stevenson (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7717 2989

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, 2015)

Teaching

  • Explorations in Literature (BA)
  • Modern American Fiction (BA)
  • Postmodern Fiction (MA)

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

  • ‘Rummaging through the bone-heap: Beat writing and reactionary modernist aesthetics’, European Beat Studies Network Annual Conference, Paris, France
  • ‘The Brutal Tap: anti-humanist legacies in the counterculture’, Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Amsterdam, Holland (August, 2017)
  • ‘Disdaining the Tribe: the anti-humanist basis of Marshall McLuhan’s “the medium is the message”’, Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Pasadena, California, USA (November, 2016)
  • ‘Sacrifice and Expenditure: The Mad Sexual Economics of Georges Bataille and Ezra Pound’, European Association of American Literature’s Biennial Conference, Constanta, Romania (April, 2016)
  • ‘Blackballed by the Radicals: the exclusionary criteria of the post-1945 American avant-garde’, BAAS/IAAS Conference, Belfast (April, 2016)
  • ‘Blast & Bless! Retracing Ezra Pound in the Post-War American Counterculture’, Louisville Conference of Literature and Culture, Louisville, Kentucky (February, 2016)
  • ‘The First Philosopher of Hip: Henry Miller and his influence on the Beat Generation’, European Beat Studies Network, Brussels, Belgium (October, 2015)
  • ‘Disgusted with Literature: Henry Miller and the limits of Confession’, A Matter of Context, Cambridge University (May, 2015)
  • ‘Miller and Morality’, A Gob of Spit in the Face of Art: A Symposium to Mark the 80thAnniversary of Henry Miller’s ‘Tropic of Cancer’, Goldsmiths, University of London (September, 2014)
  • ‘Henry Miller and the First Sexual Revolution’, Beyond the Sheets: Sexualities in a Digital Age, Goldsmiths, University of London (April, 2014)
  • ‘Henry Miller and the Remarkable Sexuality of the 1920s’, Homeward Bound: Nation, Belonging and the American Home, University of Nottingham (May, 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, GoldsmithsGraduate Festival, Goldsmiths, University of London (November, 2013)
  • ‘The Blast Cell: The Radical Aesthetics of Henry Miller and Ezra Pound’, Efface the Traces: Modernism and Influence, St. Johns, 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.

See Guy's research outputs on Goldsmiths Research Online.