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Steven Morrison

Assistant Professor in English Literature, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and was awarded my PhD in 2000; my thesis was entitled "Heresy, Heretics and Heresiarchs in the Works of James Joyce". I have taught Joyce, as well as a wide range of modules on modern and contemporary literature, principally at Royal Holloway, but also at the University of North London and Imperial College and Goldsmiths, University of London.

Expertise Summary

My research interests are in the areas of modern and contemporary literature: James Joyce; Modernism; Irish Modernism, especially W.B. Yeats and Samuel Beckett; fiction of the Cold War and nuclear fiction; modern Irish poetry; modern and contemporary British fiction; postmodern fiction; the Booker Prize and prize culture. Alongside Joyce, Yeats and Beckett, other authors in whom I have a particular interest include Ezra Pound, W.H. Auden, Henry Green and Penelope Fitzgerald.

I chair the Charles Peake Ulysses Seminar, a research seminar attached to the Institute of English Studies, now in its twenty-eighth year of a line-by-line reading of the book, having completed eleven of its eighteen chapters.

Teaching Summary

Undergraduate Teaching

I teach the level-three module James Joyce: Revolutions of the Word and on the level-one module Studying Literature and level-two module Literature and Popular Culture. I also contributed to the level-two module Victorian And Fin-de-Siecle Literature: 1830-1910

Postgraduate Teaching

Having contributed to the Modernism and the Avant-Garde MA module, I am currently convening the Speculative Fictions module.

Research Summary

I am currently working on a monograph on the early writings of James Joyce, specifically the first stories of Dubliners in their relation to the Irish Homestead, George Russell and the Irish… read more

Recent Publications

  • STEVEN MORRISON, 2017. Joyce, the Aliens Act and Immigration. In: JONATHAN GOLDMAN, ed., Joyce and the Law. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • STEVEN MORRISON, 2015. Houses of Decay: Joyce, History, and J.G. Farrell's Troubles. In: MARTHA C. CARPENTIER, ed., Joycean Legacies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 76-97
  • STEVEN MORRISON, 2013. "Those Days Are Over": Naked and Something Rotten in the Early 1990s. In: BRYAN CARDINALE-POWELL and MARC DIPAOLO, eds., Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh. New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic. 231-249
  • STEVEN MORRISON, 2008. "Are the Russians Involved, Sir?": The British Dimension of Dr. Strangelove Cultural Politics. IV(iii), 375-389

Current Research

I am currently working on a monograph on the early writings of James Joyce, specifically the first stories of Dubliners in their relation to the Irish Homestead, George Russell and the Irish co-operative movement. I am also working on a larger project examining how British writers of the Cold War reacted to the threat of nuclear warfare.

  • STEVEN MORRISON, 2017. Joyce, the Aliens Act and Immigration. In: JONATHAN GOLDMAN, ed., Joyce and the Law. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • STEVEN MORRISON, 2015. Houses of Decay: Joyce, History, and J.G. Farrell's Troubles. In: MARTHA C. CARPENTIER, ed., Joycean Legacies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 76-97
  • STEVEN MORRISON, 2013. "Those Days Are Over": Naked and Something Rotten in the Early 1990s. In: BRYAN CARDINALE-POWELL and MARC DIPAOLO, eds., Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh. New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic. 231-249
  • STEVEN MORRISON, 2008. "Are the Russians Involved, Sir?": The British Dimension of Dr. Strangelove Cultural Politics. IV(iii), 375-389
  • STEVEN MORRISON, 2006. "My Native Land, Goodnight": Joyce and Byron. In: ANDREW GIBSON and LEN PLATT, eds., Joyce, Ireland, Britain. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 50-67
  • ANDREW GIBSON and STEVEN MORRISON, eds., 2002. Joyce's "Wandering Rocks". Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi.
  • STEVEN MORRISON, 1997. Gerty and the Hypertexts. James Joyce Broadsheet. 47, 1

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