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. My broader interest is in the quality of distinctions between poetic and philosophical thinking.

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 am always happy to recieve proposals from students to work on dissertations, and am currently supervising 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, The Times Literary Supplement (5972) 2017