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Dr Guy Stevenson

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PositionPostdoctoral Associate 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, 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.

Publications

Book Section

Alexander Trocchi
Stevenson, Guy. 2017. Alexander Trocchi. In: Jay Parini, ed. British Writers: Supplement XXV. 25th Edition. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

'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

Sacrifice and Expenditure: The Sexual Economics of Georges Bataille and Ezra Pound
Stevenson, Guy. 2017. Sacrifice and Expenditure: The Sexual Economics of Georges Bataille and Ezra Pound. European Journal of English Studies, 21(1), pp. 76-92. ISSN 1382-5577

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