Sophie Corser

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Sophie Corser

Sophie Corser is an Associater Lecturer and PhD candidate, working on a thesis which explores the ways in which James Joyce’s Ulysses provokes a questioning of the roles of authors and readers. She has also worked as an editor for several years, most recently from 2014 to 2016 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, ongoing)


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.

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.




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.

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