Dr Rod Mengham, Jesus

r.mengham@jesus.cam.ac.uk

 

 

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

Areas of Graduate Supervision

Nineteenth and twentieth century fiction; 1930s; 1940s; modernism; contemporary poetry and fiction.  Contributes to teaching and/or supervision for the post-1830 MPhil and PhDs on literary subjects in the post-1830 period.

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