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Before the Colditz myth : telling POW stories in postwar British cinema
(2014-08) - Journal article,
Before the concretization of the ‘Colditz Myth’ in the mid-1950s, British cinema’s engagement with the POW narrative took unexpected generic forms. The Captive Heart (1946) and The Wooden Horse (1950) draw on the narrative ...
Philosophy of the imagination : time, immanence and the events that wound us in Wilson Harris’s Jonestown
(2013-05-03) - Journal article,
In his fictional recreation of the People’s Temple massacre, Jonestown, Harris presents us with a protagonist who counter-actualizes the trauma that wounds him, living creatively out of the event and constructing an ...
Keats, myth, and the science of sympathy
(2016-07) - Journal article,
This essay considers the connections between myth and sympathy in Keats’s poetic theory and practice. It argues that the ‘Ode to Psyche’ exemplifies the way in which Keats uses mythological narrative, and the related trope ...
Recent studies in the nineteenth century
(2015) - Journal article,
An assessment of recent scholarly work treating the literature of the nineteenth century and some general observations on the state of the profession.
A rebellious past : history, theatre and the England riots
(2015) - Journal article,
Alain Badiou has argued that the England riots of 2011, in dialogue with societal upheavals around the world that same year, demonstrated fundamental crises in our governing social, economic and political discourses. Whilst ...
Austen's literary alembic : Sanditon, medicine, and the science of the novel
(2016-04-01) - Journal article,
This essay examines the representation of science in Jane Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon. It argues that this text, written in the months before Austen’s death in 1817, points to a development in her understanding of ...
Chaotic narrative : complexity, causality, time and autopoiesis in David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten
(2011-03-10) - Journal article,
David Mitchell is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary writers who is only just becoming the subject of academic attention. Focusing on his first novel, Ghostwritten (1999), this essay argues that the science of complexity ...
'Putting Words on the Backs of Rhythm' : Woolf, 'Street Music', and The Voyage Out
(2010-07) - Journal article,
This essay explores Virginia Woolf's representation of rhythm in two early texts-her neglected 1905 essay 'Street Music' and her first novel, The Voyage Out (1915). It teases out the texts' characterisations of musical, ...
Postcolonial singularity and a world literature yet-to-come
(2015-10-27) - Journal article,
This article considers the challenge posed by Gayatri Spivak to rethink world literature along postcolonial lines as an ethical encounter with alterity. Read in this way, Spivak participates in a reframing of world literature ...