Lewis Wynn, Emmanuel

Degree: PhD
Course: CC
Supervisor: Dr Rowan Williams
Dissertation Title:

Reason's Tears: Gillian Rose and the Agon of Authorship


Biographical Information

I recieved my BA (in English) from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 2014. I then spent a year in the VES department at Harvard University on a Herchel Smith Scholarship, before returning to Cambridge to complete an MPhil in Criticism and Culture. I am a PhD candidate as of 2016.

Research Interests

My doctoral thesis is a study of the philosopher Gillian Rose.

I am currently a convenor of the Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature Graduate Seminar, and I organise the DRIFT reading series.

Areas of Supervision

1.1: Practical Criticism and Critical Practice I; 1.5: Shakespeare; 1.7b: English Literature and its Contexts 1870 - Present; 2.1: Practical Criticism and Critical Practice II; 2.9: Lyric; 2.12: Contemporary Writing in English; 2.15: Moralists; 2.16: History and Theory of Literary Criticism; 2.18: Literature and Visual Culture.

I am always happy to receive proposals from students to work on dissertations, and currently supervise work on Anne Carson, translation, and desire.

Selected Publications

  • Law Divorced from Ethics,’ a review of Judaism and Modernity: Philosophical Essays (2017) by Gillian Rose, in The Times Literary Supplement (5972) 2017