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Steven Morrison

Assistant Professor in English Literature, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I came to the School of English, University of Nottingham in 2015. Prior to that, I taught principally at Royal Holloway, University of London, but also at the University of North London and Imperial College and Goldsmiths, University of London. My PhD, on 'Heresy, Heretics and Heresiarchs in the Works of James Joyce', was awarded by the 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; science fiction; the Booker Prize and prize culture.

I chair the Charles Peake Ulysses Seminar, a research seminar attached to the Institute of English Studies, which has been carrying out a line-by-line reading of the book since 1987 and has completed eleven of its eighteen chapters.

Teaching Summary

Undergraduate Teaching

I currently convene ENGL1007 Studying Literature and teach on a range of other undergraduate modules.

Postgraduate Teaching

I am the convener of ENGL4149 Speculative Fictions and ENGL4155 Modernism and the Avant-Garde.

I am the Deputy Director of Teaching for the Literature section of the School (Literature from 1500).

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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