Imogen Cassels, Gonville and Caius

Degree: PhD
Course: 1830-PD
Supervisor: Dr Deborah Bowman
Dissertation Title: Dylan Thomas, form and memory

Biographical Information

I read English at Gonville & Caius from 2014-17, and graduated from the MPhil in Criticism & Culture with a Distinction in 2018.

Research Interests

Dylan Thomas; poetic form and vers libre; S/surrealism; the phenomenology of reading and/or writing; modernism; W.S. Graham; material texts; 20th century and contemporary experimental poetry; inter-war literature; ambiguity; flirtation; William Empson; puns and wordplay; ghosts; translation; folk song; histories of practical criticism/close reading; Lisa Robertson; lyricriticism / the essay; language, form and memory; B.S. Johnson; grief writing; fashion, couture and tailoring

Areas of Supervision

Practical Criticism; Part I paper 7B; Part II papers 11 & 12. Would be very happy to hear from any students working in my areas of interest.

Selected Publications

'B.S. Johnson's scaffolding: form, the city, cancer, weeds', Modernist Cultures (forthcoming)

'Beginning further back: Dylan Thomas's early work', Process (Modernism/modernity) (forthcoming)

Arcades (Bristol: Sad, 2018)

'Mother; beautiful things'minor literature[s], 2017 / Cambridge: Face, 2018

Poems in the London Review of BooksCambridge Literary ReviewThe White ReviewBlackbox Manifold, Ambit and elsewhere.