Dr Trudi Tate, Clare Hall




Biographical Information

My first degrees were taken at the University of Western Australia and I have a PhD from Darwin College, University of Cambridge (1994). I have taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Western Australia, and Southampton. In 1999 and 2000 I was a Visiting Professor at the Goethe University, Frankfurt. I am now a Fellow and Assistant Senior Tutor of Clare Hall (elected 2001) and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of English.

Research Interests

I have published a number of books on writings of the First World War. I co-edited a collection of essays with Kate Kennedy on cultural responses in Britain and Germany to the 1918 Armistice. This is entitled The Silent Morning: Culture and Memory After the Armistice and was published by Manchester University Press in 2013, with a paperback in 2015. I wrote an oral history of Australian memories of the American-Vietnamese War, entitled The Listening Watch, published in 2013. My first monograph, Modernism, History and the First World War, was updated and republished as a paperback and eBook by Humanities eBooks in 2013. A Short History of the Crimean War (2019) was published by I. B. Tauris.

Ongoing research interests include: literature and psychoanalysis; literature and the press; Virginia Woolf; writings about the First World War; narratives of the American-Vietnamese War; contemporary Vietnamese diaspora writers; representations of the Crimean War. I gave a keynote paper on the 1855 Fall of Sebastopol at a Crimean War conference at the National Army Museum, June 2013. I have co-organised three large international conferences on Modernism, and conferences on Ivor Gurney and on First World War music and literature. In the 1990s I was co-organiser of the London Modernism Seminar.

I give talks on literature to school students and to teachers and I lecture for the Sutton Trust. I taught many courses for the International Summer School in Cambridge. I am founder and director of Literature Cambridge, which runs annual summer courses on Virginia Woolf and other topics, online study sessions, and intensive day courses. http://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk

Areas of Graduate Supervision

Modernism and other writings of the early 20thC, including Elizabeth Bowen, Joseph Conrad, William Faulkner, Ford Madox Ford, E. M. Forster, HD, D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Jean Rhys, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Virginia Woolf.

British women writers since the 1950s, including Anita Brookner, Brigid Brophy, A. S. Byatt, Doris Lessing, Iris Murdoch, Muriel Spark, Rose Tremain.

War writings of the 19th and 20thC.

Literature and the press 1850s to the present.

The novel in history, including Dickens, Woolf, Ishiguro, Tremain.

Contemporary Vietnamese writings in English, including Angie Chau, Linh Dinh, Bich Minh Nguyen, Viet Nguyen, Andrew Pham, Aimee Phan, Le Thi Diem Thuy, Kim Thuy, Monique Truong.

American and Australian veterans' memoirs of the American-Vietnamese War.

I contribute to teaching and supervision for the MPhil in English Studies, with a particular interest in Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, early 20thC writings, and contemporary refugee writings.

Selected Publications

  • Trudi Tate, A Short History of the Crimean War. I. B. Tauris, 2019.
  • Trudi Tate, 'Living Afterwards: Vietnamese Refugee Writers Thuy Le and Viet Nguyen’, Book 2.0, 8:1-2 (Sept. 2018).
  • Trudi Tate, 'Sebastopol: On the Fall of a City', 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 20 (2015). http://www.19.bbk.ac.uk/articles/10.16995/ntn.720/.
  • The Silent Morning: Culture and Memory after the Armistice, ed. Trudi Tate and Kate Kennedy. Manchester University Press, 2013; paperback 2015.
  • Trudi Tate, 'King Baby' in The Silent Morning.
  • Trudi Tate, 2nd edition of Modernism, History and the First World War. Humanities eBooks, Sept. 2013.
  • Trudi Tate, The Listening Watch: Memories of Viet Nam. 2013.
  • Richard Chatterton, V.C. (1915) by Ruby M. Ayes, ed. and introduced by Trudi Tate. Vol. 2 of British Literature of World War I, general editors Andrew Maunder and Angela K. Smith. Pickering and Chatto, 2011.
  • First World War Studies Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, special issue, Literature and Music of the First World War, ed. Kate Kennedy and Trudi Tate, March 2011.
  • Trudi Tate, 'The First World War: British Writing', in The Cambridge Companion to War Writing, ed. Kate McLoughlin. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Trudi Tate, 'Displacement: Andrew Pham', Quadrant 53, 2009.
  • Ivor Gurney Society Journal, special issue, Ivor Gurney: Poet, Composer, ed. Kate Kennedy and Trudi Tate, 2007.
  • Trudi Tate, 'Afterlives of Virginia Woolf', Quadrant 50, 2006.
  • Trudi Tate, 'Feeling Crook', on Peter Haran and Robert Kearney, Flashback, Quadrant 49, 2005.
  • Literature, Science, Pyschoanalysis 1830-1970: Essays in Honour of Gillian Beer, ed. Helen Small and Trudi Tate, Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Trudi Tate, 'On Not Knowing Why: Memorialising the Light Brigade', in Literature, Science, Pyschoanalysis.
  • Trudi Tate, 'Stop Whispering', Quadrant 46, 2002.
  • Con Coroneos and Trudi Tate, 'Lawrence's Tales', Cambridge Companion to D H Lawrence, ed. Anne Fernihough, Cambridge University Press, 2001, 103-18.
  • Trudi Tate, 'Black Dogs', Quadrant 45.9, 2001.
  • Trudi Tate, 'Unforgiven', Quadrant 45.4, 2001.
  • Trudi Tate, Modernism, History and the First World War, Manchester University Press, 1998.
  • Women's Fiction and the Great War, ed. Suzanne Raitt and Trudi Tate, Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Trudi Tate, ed., Women, Men and the Great War: An Anthology of Stories, Manchester University Press, 1995.
  • That Kind of Woman: Stories from the Left Bank and Beyond, ed. Bronte Adams and Trudi Tate. Virago, 1991; 1997.
  • Journey to Paradise, short stories by Dorothy Richardson, ed. Trudi Tate. Virago, 1989.

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