David Winters, Pembroke
Supervisor: Dr K Boddy
Gordon Lish and American Fiction since 1960
My AHRC-funded PhD examines the influence of the writer, editor and teacher Gordon Lish on American literary production from 1960 to the present. I am also Lish's authorized biographer. Before coming to Cambridge, I worked for several years as an editor at an academic publishing house, and as a literary journalist. Prior to that, I took an AHRC-funded MA in modern and contemporary literature at UCL. I'm co-editor in chief of 3:AM Magazine, and I write about literature, criticism and philosophy for a wide range of print and online publications.
- Post-1945 American literary and intellectual history
- History and theory of literary criticism
- Sociology of literary production
- Sociology of ideas and intellectuals
- Publishing, editing and periodical studies
- Online literary culture
Areas of Supervision
- Contemporary literature
- American literature
- Literary modernism
- Literary theory
- Practical criticism
- Dissertations on twentieth and twenty-first century fiction
- Infinite Fictions: Essays on Literature and Theory (London: Zero Books, 2015)
- 'Theory and the Creative Writing Classroom: Conceptual Revision in the School of Gordon Lish', Contemporary Literature 57, no. 1 (2016): 111-134.
- 'An Interview with Gordon Lish', Critical Quarterly 57, no. 4 (2015): 89-104.
- 'Theory on Theory', The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory 23, no. 1 (2015): 40-59.
- 'Theory on Theory', The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory 22, no. 1 (2014): 1-20.
- Academic book reviews in Modernism/modernity, Textual Practice, Critical Quarterly, Radical Philosophy, etc
- Criticism, journalism and interviews in TLS, Guardian, Independent, Bookforum, Literary Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, etc