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. 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, and psychoanlysis. Authors and artists of special interest to me include:

Denise Riley; D.W. Winnicott; Anne Carson; W.G. Sebald; Keston Sutherland; Samuel Beckett; Lisa Robertson; Melanie Klein; Hannah Arendt; J.H. Prynne; Derek Jarman; Elena Ferrante; Rosa Luxemburg; Karl Marx; Embolon Theatre; G.W.F. Hegel; Andrea Brady; Simon Jarvis; Robert Macfarlane; Maggie Nelson; Søren Kierkegaard; Ian Heames; Rosa van Hensbergen; Felix Bazalgette; Donald Futers; Joseph Persad; Toby Bull; Celine Lowenthal.

I have presented conference papers on Jeremy Deller, representations of fields on film, and England's radical history. 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.