Sophie Corser

Staff details

PositionAssociate Lecturer
Email s.corser (@gold.ac.uk)
Sophie Corser

Dr Sophie Corser is an Associate Lecturer in the English and Comparative Literature Department.  She 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.

 

Publications

Book Section

Lovers’ Discourses: Marcel Proust’s Swann in Love and E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View
Corser, Sophie. 2017. Lovers’ Discourses: Marcel Proust’s Swann in Love and E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View. In: , ed. Narrating the Passions: New Perspectives from Modern and Contemporary Literature. Oxford: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-1-78707-121-6

Article

'Introduction'
Corser, Sophie and Russell, Lucy. 2015. 'Introduction'. Critiquing Criticism: From the Ancient to the Digital - MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, 10, pp. 1-9.

Introduction
Benjamin, Elizabeth and Corser, Sophie. 2014. Introduction. Literature and Art: Conversations and Collaborations - MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, 9, pp. 1-8.

Thesis

Against Joyce: Ulysses, Authorship, and the Authority of the Reader
Corser, Sophie. 2018. Against Joyce: Ulysses, Authorship, and the Authority of the Reader. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London