Dr Rod Mengham, Jesus




Biographical Information

Rod Mengham is Reader in Modern English Literature in the Faculty of English and Curator of Works of Art at Jesus College

Research Interests

1930s and 1940s; modernism; contemporary fiction and poetry; contemporary art

Selected Publications

  • Rod Mengham, 'Judging the Distance: Fiction with Europe in Mind' in British and Irish Fiction since 1940, ed. Peter Boxall and Bryan Cheyette, Oxford University Press, 2016
  • Rod Mengham, Chance of a Storm [poems], Carcanet, 2015
  • Rod Mengham, 'Antepostdated Johnson', in B.S.Johnson and Post-War Literature, ed. Julia Jordan and Martin Ryle, Palgrave, 2014
  • Rod Mengham, 'The Altered Sublime: Raworth, Crozier, Prynne', in The Oxford Handbook on Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, ed Peter Robinson, Oxford University Press, 2013
  • Rod Mengham, 'Bollocks to Respectability: British Fiction after the Trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover', in Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in British Fiction, 1850 to Present Day , ed.David Bradshaw and Rachel Potter, Oxford University Press, 2013 
  • Rod Mengham, 'Walkers not Marchers: the scope of walking in Upward's late fiction', in Edward Upward and Left-wing Literaray Culture in Britain, ed.Benjamin Kohlmann, Ashgate, 2013
  • Rod Mengham, 'Themerson's Paradox' in The Themersons and the Avant-Garde, ed. Pawel Polit, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, 2012    
  • Rod Mengham, 'Bad teeth: British Social Realism in Fiction', in British Social Realism in the Arts since 1940, Ed. David Tucker, Palgrave, 2011, 81-102
  • Rod Mengham, 'French Frank', in Frank O'Hara Now: new essays on the New York poet, ed. Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery, Liverpool University Press, 2010
  • Rod Mengham, 'Postwar Modernism in the 1920s and 1930s: the Mammoth in the Basement' in The Cambridge Companion to the C20 English Novel, ed. Robert Caserio, Cambridge University Press, 2009
  • Rod Mengham, '"National Papers Please Reprint": Surrealist Magazines in Britain', in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, Vol.1, Britain and Ireland 1880-1950, Oxford University Press, 2009
  • Rod Mengham, 'British Fiction of the War' in The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of World War II, ed. Marina Mackay, Cambridge University Press, 2009 
  • '"A Free hand to Refuse Everything": Politics and Intricacy in the Work of J.H.Prynne', in A Manner of Utterance: The Poetry of J.H.Prynne, Ed. Ian Brinton, Shearsman, 2009, 69-82
  • Rod Mengham and Sophie Gilmartin, Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction, Edinburgh University Press, 2007
  • 'In the Net: B.S.Johnson, the Biography and Trawl', in Re-Reading B.S.Johnson, eds. Philip Tew and Glyn White, Palgrave, 2007
  • 'The Cold War Way of Death: Muriel Spark's Memento Mori' in British Fiction after Modernism: the Novel at Mid-Century, eds Marina Mackay and Lyndsey Stonebridge, 2007 
  • Rod Mengham, 'Anthropology at Home: Domestic Interiors in British Film and Fiction of the 1930s and 1940s', in Imagined Interiors: Representing the Domestic Interior since the Renaissance, V & A Publications, 2006
  • Rod Mengham and Philip Tew (eds) British Fiction Today, Continuum, 2006
  • Vanishing Points: New Modernist Poems, Rod Mengham and John Kinsella (eds), Salt, 2004
  • Altered State: the New Polish Poetry, Rod Mengham, Tadeusz Pioro and Piotr Szymor (eds), Arc Publications, 2003
  • Richard Lane, Rod Mengham, Philip Tew (eds) Contemporary British Fiction, Polity Press, 2002
  • Rod Mengham, Charles Dickens (Writers and their Work series), Northcote House and The British Council, 2001
  • Rod Mengham, 'Bourgeois News: Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge', in New Formations no.44, 2001
  • Rod Mengham, Unsung: New and Selected Poems (second edition), Salt, 2001
  • Rod Mengham and Neil Reeve (eds), Fiction of the 1940s: Stories of Survival, Palgrave, 2001 
  • Rod Mengham (ed.), An Introduction to Contemporary Fiction: International Writing in English since 1970, Polity Press, 1999
  • Rod Mengham, 'Military Occupation in "The Dead"' in Re:Joyce--Text/Culture/Politics, ed. J.Brannigan, G.Ward, J.Wolfreys, Macmillan, 1998
  • Rod Mengham, 'Figuring The Aspern Papers' in Henry James: the Shorter Fiction, ed. Neil Reeve, Macmillan, 1997 
  • Jana Howlett and Rod Mengham (eds),  The Violent Muse, Manchester University Press, 1994 
  • Rod Mengham, The Descent of Language, Bloomsbury, 1993; Little, Brown, 1994; Harper Collins, 1995)   
  • Rod Mengham, The Idiom of the Time: the Writings of Henry Green, Cambridge University Press, 1983; 2010