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 on a Herchel Smith Scholarship, 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 the philosopher Gillian Rose and the 'agon of authorship' (Rose's phrase).

Other authors and artists of particular interest to me include:

J.H. Prynne; Denise Riley; Keston Sutherland; Andrea Brady; Anne Carson; Claudia Rankine; Maggie Nelson; Ian Heames; Rosa van Hensbergen; Felix Bazalgette; Donald Futers; Joseph Persad; Toby Bull; Celine Lowenthal; Helen Charman; James Lello; Oli Goldstein; Kate Schneider; D.W. Winnicott; Melanie Klein; Hannah Arendt; W.G. Sebald; James Baldwin; Alice Munro; Elena Ferrante; Amiri Baraka; Embolon Theatre.

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, and I organise the Drift Reading Series.

Areas of Supervision

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

I welcome proposals from students to work on dissertations.