Lewis Wynn, Christ's

Degree: PhD
Course: CC
Supervisor: Dr Robert Macfarlane
Dissertation Title:

Natures of Knowledge: Gillian Rose and J. H. Prynne


Biographical Information

I completed my BA (in English) at Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 2014, recieving double first class honours and the T.J. Williams prize. I then spent a year in the VES department at Harvard University as a Herchel Smith Scholar, before returning to Cambridge to complete an MPhil in Criticism and Culture, graduating with a distinction in 2016. I am a PhD candidate as of 2016.

I also hold an Honorary Bachelor Scholarship and a Senior Hunter Scholarship from Emmanuel College. 

Research Interests

My doctoral thesis is a study of the constitution of knowledge in the work of Gillian Rose and—as a coda and counterpoint—J.H. Prynne. 

I am—very broadly—interested in poetics, philosophy, psychoanlysis, and representation. Other than those already listed, authors and artists of special interest to me include:

Simone Weil; Denise Riley; Tim Robinson; Keston Sutherland; Derek Jarman; D.W. Winnicott; Robert Macfarlane; Maggie Nelson; W.G. Sebald; Simon Jarvis; the Otolith Group; Embolon Theatre; Lisa Robertson; Patrick Keiller; Anne Carson; Maurice Blanchot; Andrea Brady; Ian Heames; Rosa van Hensbergen; Felix Bazalgette; Donald Futers; Joseph Persad; Toby Bull; Nina Ellis; Celine Lowenthal; Brian Dillon; Elena Ferrante.

I have presented papers on Jeremy Deller, representations of fields on film, and England's radical history. I am also currently convenor of the Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature Graduate Seminar.

Areas of Supervision

Practical Criticism; Literary Theory; Contemporary Literature; Literature and Visual Culture.

I would welcome proposals from students to work on dissertations within the remit of my interests.