(p. xi) List of Contributors
(p. xi) List of Contributors
Dawn Bellamy is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Bristol. She has recently been awarded a Ph.D. for her thesis ‘Keith Douglas and Influence’.
Matthew Bevis is a Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York. He has recently published articles on a range of Victorian writers, and a book on Tennyson for the Pickering & Chatto series, Lives of Victorian Literary Figures (2003). He is now completing a monograph on the relations between oratory and literature, The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce (2007), and editing a collection of essays, Some Versions of Empson (2007).
Fran Brearton is Reader in English at Queen's University, Belfast. She is author of The Great War in Irish Poetry (2000) and Reading Michael Longley (2006), and gave the 2004 British Academy Chatterton Lecture on Robert Graves's poetry.
Tara Christie is a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University, where she specializes in twentieth-century British and Irish literature and seventeenth-century Metaphysical poetry. Her essay ‘Seamus Heaney's Hardy’ appears in the Summer 2004 issue of The Recorder: The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society. She is currently working on a dissertation entitled ‘Modernism, the Metaphysical Poets, and the First World War’.
Sarah Cole is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she teaches courses on twentieth-century British literature and culture. Her first book, Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War (2003), focuses on institutions of masculine intimacy in the late Victorian and early modernist period. She is currently working on a project about violence and aesthetics in the twentieth century.
Brendan Corcoran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Indiana State University, where he teaches courses in twentieth-century Irish and British poetry. A biographical essay on Seamus Heaney is forthcoming in the Dictionary of Literary Biography volume Nobel Laureates in Literature (2006). He is working on a project examining the elegy in twentieth-century Irish poetry.
Santanu Das is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, and a former Research Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge. (p. xii) He is the author of Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature (2005). He is presently working on a monograph on India and First World War writing, and an anthology that brings together Commonwealth responses to the First World War.
Rainer Emig is Professor of British Literature at the University of Regensburg. His main areas of teaching and research are nineteenth-and twentieth-century literature and culture. His publications include Modernism in Poetry (1995), W.H. Auden (1999), and Krieg als Metapher im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert (War as Metaphor in the Twentieth Century) (2001). He has recently completed a monograph entitled Eccentricity: Culture from the Margins and co-edited a collection of essays on Hybrid Humour.
Simon Featherstone works in the School of English, Performance, and Historical Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester. His recent publications include Postcolonial Cultures (2005).
Stacy Gillis is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Newcastle. She has published widely on feminist theory, cybertheory, First World War studies, and popular fiction. Forthcoming work includes a collection on the First World War and popular culture and a monograph on twentieth-century British detective fiction.
Helen Goethals teaches Commonwealth history at the University of Lyon 2, and her research is centred on the interaction of poetry and politics. The articles she has published on the Second World War discuss the work of W. H. Auden, Philip Larkin, John Jarmain, and George Orwell.
David Goldie is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate English in the Department of English Studies at Strathclyde University. He is the author of A Critical Difference: T. S. Eliot and John Middleton Murry in English Literary Criticism, 1919–1928 (1998) and co-editor of Beyond Scotland: New Contexts for Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature (2004) and the forthcoming Scotland in the Nineteenth-Century World (2006). His main areas of research and publication are English and Scottish early twentieth-century literature, criticism, and popular culture. He is currently working on a monograph on the Scottish literature and popular culture of the First World War.
Hugh Haughton teaches English at the University of York. He has recently completed Derek Mahon and Modern Irish Poetry (forthcoming, 2007). He is the editor of The Chatto Book of Nonsense Poetry (1985), John Clare in Context (with Adam Phillips, 1994), Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (1998), Sigmund Freud: The Uncanny (2003), and Second World War Poems (2004). He is currently co-editing (with Valerie Eliot) T. S. Eliot: The Letters.
Geoffrey Hill was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, in 1932. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and three books of criticism. Since 1988 he has lived (p. xiii) and taught in Massachusetts, as a University Professor and Professor of Literature and Religion at Boston University. He is also Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford; Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His Collected Critical Writings is under contract with Oxford University Press.
Daniel Karlin is Professor of English at the University of Sheffield. He previously taught at University College London and Boston University. He edited The Jungle Books for Penguin Classics and the Oxford Authors volume of Kipling's stories and poems, and has published numerous articles on Kipling.
Tim Kendall is Professor of English Literature at the University of Exeter. He has published a book of poems, Strange Land, and full-length studies of Muldoon and Plath. From 1994 until 2003 he edited the international poetry magazine Thumbscrew. His latest monograph is Modern English War Poetry (2006), and his next is a study of Robert Frost.
John Lee is Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol. His main research interests lie in the field of English Renaissance literature. Recent publications include ‘Refrains and Echoes: Spenser's Amoretti and Epithalamion’, Poetica (2006); ‘Reanimating Criticism: Towards a Materialist Shakespeare’, English (2004); ‘Twins and Doubles as an Aspect of Shakespeare's Pluralism’, International Shakespeare Yearbook (2004); and ‘Kipling's Shakespearean Traffics and Discoveries’, Shakespeare Studies (2003).
Edna Longley is a Professor Emerita at Queen's University Belfast. She is the author of Poetry & Posterity (2000), and editor of The Bloodaxe Book of 20th Century British and Irish Poetry (2000). Her edition of Edward Thomas's poems, The Annotated Edward Thomas, will appear in 2007.
John Lyon teaches English Literature at the University of Bristol. He has published on Shakespeare, seventeenth-century poetry, George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, elegy, influence, and contemporary poetry, particularly Geoffrey Hill.
Alan Marshall is Head of American Studies at King's College London, and has just completed a book on American poetry and democratic thought. He previously held a lectureship at the University of York. His essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in various books and journals.
Peter McDonald is a poet and critic. He is editor of Louis MacNeice's Collected Poems (2006), and the author of, among other books, Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill (2002). He has published four volumes of poetry, most recently Pastorals (2004) and The House of Clay (2007). He works in Oxford, where he is Christopher Tower Student and Tutor in Poetry in the English Language at Christ Church.
(p. xiv) Vivien Noakes is the editor of the definitive variorum edition of The Poetry and Plays of Isaac Rosenberg (2004), and of Voices of Silence: The Alternative Book of First World War Poetry (2006). She has published extensively on the life and work of the nonsense poet and painter Edward Lear, and was Guest Curator of the major exhibition ‘Edward Lear: 1812–1888’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the National Academy of Design, New York (1985). She was formerly a Lecturer at Somerville College, Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Cornelia D. J. Pearsall is Associate Professor of English at Smith College. Her book Tennyson's Rapture is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Other book-length projects include ‘Tennyson and the Federation of the World’, on the laureate and imperial expansion; ‘Loved Remains’, on the materialization of mourning in Victorian Britain; and a collection of essays on war poetry from Tennyson to Plath. She has published articles on such subjects as Browning's dramatic monologues, the funeral of the Duke of Wellington, and Auden's post-war poetry.
Marjorie Perloff is the author of many books on modern poetry, including The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage (1981), The Futurist Moment (1986), Radical Artifice (1992), Wittgenstein's Ladder (1996), and most recently, Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy (2004). She has frequently written on Yeats, beginning with Rhyme and Meaning in the Poetry of Yeats (1970). She is Sadie Dernham Patek Professor Emerita of Humanities at Stanford University and currently Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Southern California.
Adam Piette is Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Sheffield, and author of Imagination at War (1995) and Remembering and the Sound of Words (1996). He has worked at the universities of Paris XIII, Lausanne, Geneva, and Glasgow, and is currently completing a project on Cold War writing.
Ralph Pite's biography of Hardy, Thomas Hardy: The Guarded Life, appeared in 2006; he has also published Hardy's Geography: Wessex and the Regional Novel
(2002). He is Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University, and has written extensively on Romanticism, modern poetry, and Victorian literature. He is author of a book of poems, Paths and Ladders (2003).
Mark Rawlinson is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester. He is the author of British Writing of the Second World War (2000). He is currently finishing a book on the Second World War in fiction after 1945, writing a monograph on Pat Barker, and researching the cultural significance of camouflage.
Gareth Reeves is Reader in English at Durham University. He is the author of T. S. Eliot: A Virgilian Poet (1989); T. S. Eliot's ‘The Waste Land’ (1994); two volumes of poetry, Real Stories (1984) and Listening In (1993); and, with Michael ƠNeill, Auden, MacNeice, Spender: The Thirties Poetry (1992); as well as essays on, (p. xv) among others, Wallace Stevens, W. H. Auden, Donald Davie, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Robert Lowell, and Charles Tomlinson.
Peter Robinson is Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Reading. He has published many books of poetry, including Selected Poems (2003), Ghost Characters (2006), and There are Avenues (2006). Three volumes of literary criticism have appeared, the latest being Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situation (2005). His books of translations include The Greener Meadow: Selected Poems of Luciano Erba (2007) and, with Marcus Perryman, Selected Poetry and Prose of Vittorio Sereni (2006).
Vincent Sherry is Distinguished Professor of English at Villanova University. His publications include The Uncommon Tongue: The Poetry and Criticism of Geoffrey Hill (1987); Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and Radical Modernism (1993); James Joyce; ULYSSES (1995); and The Great War and the Language of Modernism (2003). He has edited the Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War (2005). He is currently writing a biography of Ezra Pound and a book-length study of English modernism and pan-European decadence.
Stan Smith holds the Research Chair in Literary Studies at Nottingham Trent University. He has published two books on W. H. Auden (1985, 1997) and edited The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden (2004). Other books include Inviolable Voice (1982), Edward Thomas (1986), W. B. Yeats (1990), The Origins of Modernism (1994), and Irish Poetry and the Construction of Modern Identity (2005). He is at present completing a study of Early Modern English Poetry, 1890–1940 for the Longman History of Literature in English series.
Jon Stallworthy is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature. Formerly Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, he has published seven books of poetry, and is the biographer of Wilfred Owen and Louis MacNeice. His Anthem for Doomed Youth appeared in 2002. He has edited Owen's Complete Poems and Fragments (1983), Henry Reed's Collected Poems (1991), and several anthologies, including The Oxford Book of War Poetry (1988).
Claire M. Tylee is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Brunel University, having formerly taught at Málaga University and the University of Leicester. She has published widely on war writing by women, and is best known for The Great War and Women's Consciousness (1990) and War Plays by Women (1999). Her edited collection of essays In the Open: Jewish Women's Writing and Twentieth-Century British Culture is in process, and she is currently researching Holocaust literature in Britain.
Paul Volsik is Professor of British Poetry at the University of Paris 7 Denis-Diderot. After a Ph.D. in French literature at the University of Sussex, he wrote a French doctoral thesis on Dylan Thomas and has since published on (p. xvi) nineteenth-and twentieth-century British and Irish poets (most recently Philip Larkin, Eavan Boland and Medbh McGuckian, Ted Hughes, Thomas Hardy, William Barnes) as well as on translation theory.
April Warman is currently at Pembroke College, Oxford, where she is researching a D. Phil. on modern poetry's relation to the dead. She specializes in the work of Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, and Geoffrey Hill.
Roderick Watson teaches literature at the University of Stirling, where he is also Director of the Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies. He has been General Editor of the Canongate Classics since the start of the series and editor of The Poetry of Scotland (1995). His books include Hugh MacDiarmid (1976, 1985); The Poetry of Norman MacCaig (1989); Into the Blue Wavelengths (poetry, 2004); and The Literature of Scotland (1984; revised in 2 vol. 2006).
David Wheatley lectures in English at the University of Hull. His first collection of poetry, Thirst (1997), was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature; Misery Hill appeared in 2000, and a third, Mocker, in 2006. He has published articles and reviews in many journals and edited collections, and was a founder editor of Metre. He has also edited the work of James Clarence Mangan, and is writing a book on contemporary British poetry for Cambridge University Press.
Gerwyn Wiliams is a Professor and Head of the School of Welsh, University of Wales, Bangor. He has published widely, mainly on twentieth-century literature, and among his publications are Y Rhwyg (1993), a study of Welsh poetry about the First World War; Tir Neb (1996), a study of Welsh prose and the First World War; and more recently, Tir Newydd (2005), a study of Welsh literature and the Second World War. He is also an accomplished poet, having won the Crown in the 1994 National Eisteddfod; his latest collection, Tafarn Tawelwch, was published in 2003.