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Andrew Harrison

Associate Professor in English Literature, Faculty of Arts

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Expertise Summary

Literary modernism; late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture; D. H. Lawrence; biography; textual editing.

I am founding editor of the Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies: I edited this journal from 2006-2011 and currently act as Advisory Editor. I am on the Editorial Board of the journal Katherine Mansfield Studies. I have reviewed articles for both of these journals, and for the D. H. Lawrence Review, and I have reviewed manuscripts for Palgrave and Oxford University Press. I am Director of the D. H. Lawrence Research Centre in the School of English (part of the School's Centre for Regional Literature and Culture); a council member of the D. H. Lawrence Society of Great Britain; and a member of the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America.

Outreach and Public Engagement

I work closely with D. H. Lawrence Heritage in Eastwood, the University's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections, and the D. H. Lawrence Society to organise a wide range of outreach events, including the annual D. H. Lawrence Festival of Culture in Eastwood. I also liaise with the local, national and international media to raise the profile of D. H. Lawrence and his links with the University and the region. In 2016 I was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Medal for my work in helping regional communities to understand and celebrate their rich literary heritage.

Teaching Summary

My teaching draws on my research in twentieth-century literature; it covers a range of areas including modernist writing, post-war and contemporary literature, regional writing, and the work of D. H.… read more

Research Summary

My current research focuses on D. H. Lawrence, literary biography, textual editing, modernism, and the literary marketplace. I have just published The Life of D. H. Lawrence (2016), a volume in the… read more

Selected Publications

  • HARRISON, A., The Date of Composition of D. H. Lawrence's 'Laura Philippine' Notes and Queries. 61(4), 591-2 (In Press.)
  • HARRISON, A., 2016. The Life of D. H. Lawrence: A Critical Biography Wiley-Blackwell.
  • HARRISON, A., 2016. Fable, Myth and Folktale: The Writing of Oral and Traditional Story Forms. In: HEAD, D., ed., The Cambridge History of the English Short Story Cambridge University Press. 84-99
  • HARRISON, A., 2014. Urban Spaces, Fragmented Consciousness, and Indecipherable Meaning in Mrs Dalloway. In: ALLEN, NICOLA and SIMMONS, DAVID, eds., Reassessing the Twentieth-Century Canon: From Joseph Conrad to Zadie Smith Palgrave. 43-55

D. H. Lawrence; Katherine Mansfield; literary modernism; twentieth-century literature

I have successfully supervised to completion two PhD theses: one on short film adaptations of Lawrence's short stories, and another on D. H. Lawrence and his early interactions with the literary marketplace.

My two current AHRC-funded PhD students are working on:

  • Post-War Anglophone and German-language poetry
  • Katherine Mansfield and the literary marketplace

My teaching draws on my research in twentieth-century literature; it covers a range of areas including modernist writing, post-war and contemporary literature, regional writing, and the work of D. H. Lawrence. I teach students at all levels, from first-year undergraduates to postgraduates. In 2013 I was awarded a Lord Dearing Award for excellence in teaching.

Undergraduate modules taught

I co-convene the level three module 'Single Author Study' (and teach the strand on D. H. Lawrence), and I contribute to the teaching of twentieth-century and contemporary literature on level one and level two modules. I also convene the level one subsidiary module on 'Regional Writers'.

Postgraduate modules taught

I convene the Distance Learning module 'D. H. Lawrence and Modernism' and teach on 'Literary Geographies'. I currently teach on the modules 'Modernism and the Avant Garde', 'Place, Region, Empire', and 'Textualities'.

Current Research

My current research focuses on D. H. Lawrence, literary biography, textual editing, modernism, and the literary marketplace. I have just published The Life of D. H. Lawrence (2016), a volume in the Wiley-Blackwell Critical Biographies series. An important facet of the research for this book entailed discovering new materials related to Lawrence's life and writing practices. For example, since 2010 I have edited and annotated recently-discovered correspondence for the annual Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies, and in March 2013 I published an article in the Times Literary Supplement on my discovery of an unpublished Lawrence manuscript. I am currently under contracted to edit D. H. Lawrence in Context for Cambridge University Press, and to edit Wyndham Lewis' Paleface for Oxford University Press.

Past Research

My previous research focused on D. H. Lawrence's relationship to literary modernism. In addition to numerous articles, I have published a monograph on D. H. Lawrence and Italian Futurism (Rodopi, 2003) and co-edited a casebook of modern critical essays on Sons and Lovers (Oxford UP, 2005).

  • HARRISON, A., 2017. "A New Continent of the Soul": D. H. Lawrence, Porthcothan and the Necessary Fiction of Cornwall Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies. 4(3), 33-43
  • HARRISON, A., 2016. Fable, Myth and Folktale: The Writing of Oral and Traditional Story Forms. In: HEAD, D., ed., The Cambridge History of the English Short Story Cambridge University Press. 84-99
  • HARRISON, A., 2016. The Life of D. H. Lawrence: A Critical Biography Wiley-Blackwell.
  • HARRISON, A and WORTHEN, J, 2015. Further Letters of D. H. Lawrence Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies. 4(1), 7-12
  • HARRISON, A., 2014. Urban Spaces, Fragmented Consciousness, and Indecipherable Meaning in Mrs Dalloway. In: ALLEN, NICOLA and SIMMONS, DAVID, eds., Reassessing the Twentieth-Century Canon: From Joseph Conrad to Zadie Smith Palgrave. 43-55
  • HARRISON. A, 2014. 'The Date of Composition of D. H. Lawrence's 'Laura Philippine'' Notes and Queries. Vol. 61(No. 4), pp. 591-2
  • HARRISON, A., 2014. 'I tell you it has got form - form': Plot, Structure, and Meaning in Sons and Lovers D. H. Lawrence Review. 39(2), 11-24
  • HARRISON, A and WORTHEN, J, 2014. Further Letters of D. H. Lawrence Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies. 3(3), 7-9
  • HARRISON, A., 2013. The regional modernism of D.H. Lawrence and James Joyce. In: ALEXANDER, N. and MORAN, J., eds., Regional modernisms Edinburgh University Press. 44-64
  • HARRISON, A., 2013. Meat-lust: An Unpublished Manuscript by D. H. Lawrence Times Literary Supplement. 5739(29 March 2013), 15
  • HARRISON, A., 2013. The White Peacock and "The School of Lorna Doone" D. H. Lawrence Review. 38(1), 45-56
  • HARRISON, A., 2013. The Lawrences, Katherine Mansfield and the ‘Ricordi’ Postcard Katherine Mansfield Studies. 5, 149-153
  • HARRISON, A. and WORTHEN, J., 2013. Further Letters of D. H. Lawrence Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies. 3(2), 7-12
  • HARRISON, A., 2012. Ambivalence, language and the uncanny in Katherine Mansfield's In a German Pension Katherine Mansfield Studies. 4, 51-62
  • HARRISON, A., 2012. Further Letters of D. H. Lawrence Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies. 3(1), 7-16
  • HARRISON, A., 2011. D. H. Lawrence The Year's Work in English Studies. 90, 801-7
  • HARRISON, A. and WORTHEN, J., 2011. Further Letters of D. H. Lawrence Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies. 2(3), 7-9
  • HARRISON, A and AND WORTHEN, J., 2010. Further Letters of D. H. Lawrence Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies. 2(2), 7-16
  • HARRISON, A., 2010. D. H. Lawrence The Year's Work in English Studies. 89, 827-36
  • HARRISON, A., 2009. Art and money: George Gissing, D.H. Lawrence and the literary marketplace The Gissing Journal. 45(1), 35-50
  • HARRISON, A., 2009. Dust-jackets, blurbs and forewords: the marketing of Sons and Lovers. In: BOOTH, H.J., ed., New D.H. Lawrence Manchester University Press. 17-33
  • HARRISON, A., 2008. Hymns in a man's life: the Congregational chapel and D.H. Lawrence's early poetry. In: GRAFE, A., ed., Ecstasy and understanding: religious awareness in English poetry from the late Victorian to the modern period Continuum.
  • HARRISON, A., 2008. D. H. Lawrence's Selected Short Stories: A Study Guide Humanities E-books. Available at: <http://www.humanities-ebooks.co.uk/cgi-bin/trolleyed_public.cgi?action=showprod_185>
  • HARRISON, A., 2007. 'Sons and Lovers': A Study Guide Humanities E-books. Available at: <http://www.humanities-ebooks.co.uk/cgi-bin/trolleyed_public.cgi?action=showprod_16>
  • HARRISON, A., 2006. The Erotic in D. H. Lawrence's Early Poetry. In: BARFOOT, C. C., ed., 'And Never Know the Joy': Sex and the Erotic in English Poetry Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi. 303-315 (In Press.)
  • HARRISON, A., 2006. Old Issues and New Editions: D. H. Lawrence Today (Review Article) Studies in the Novel. 38(2), 248-59 (In Press.)
  • HARRISON, A. AND WORTHEN, J., ed., 2005. 'Sons and Lovers': A Casebook New York: Oxford University Press.
  • HARRISON, A., 2003. D. H. Lawrence and Italian Futurism: A Study of Influence Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi.
  • HARRISON, A., 2001. Lawrence's 'Perfervid Futuristic Style' and the Writing of the Body in 'The Rainbow'. In: POPLAWSKI, P., ed., Writing the Body in D. H. Lawrence: Essays on Language, Representation and Sexuality Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 45-54
  • HARRISON, A., 2000. Electricity and the Place of Futurism in 'Women in Love' D. H. Lawrence Review. 29(2), 7-23
  • HARRISON, A., 1999. Reading the 'Restored' Text of 'Wintry Peacock' The Journal of the D. H. Lawrence Society. 8-22
  • HARRISON, A, 1998. D. H. Lawrence's Futurist Reading: Two Errors in Footnotes from the Second Volume of the Cambridge Letters Notes and Queries. 243(June), 231-2
  • HARRISON, A. (CO-AUTHORED WITH HIBBITT, R.), 1996. D. H. Lawrence and Thomas Mann Notes and Queries. 241(December), 443

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