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 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. 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 knowledge and authorship in the work of Gillian Rose. 

I am—very broadly—interested in poetics, philosophy, visual culture, and psychoanalysis. Authors and artists of special interest to me include:

J.H. Prynne; Denise Riley; Keston Sutherland; Andrea Brady; Lisa Robertson; Anne Carson; Ian Heames; Rosa van Hensbergen; D.W. Winnicott; Melanie Klein; Hannah Arendt; W.G. Sebald; Elena Ferrante; Maggie Nelson; Derek Jarman; Ed Atkins; Embolon Theatre; Felix Bazalgette; Donald Futers; Joseph Persad; Toby Bull; Celine Lowenthal; Helen Charman; James Lello; Oli Goldstein.

I have presented conference papers on Jeremy Deller, representations of fields on film, and the history of radicalism in England. I am currently a convenor of the Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature Graduate Seminar.

Areas of Supervision

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

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