India Harris, Newnham

Degree: PhD
Course: 1830-PD
Supervisor: Professor John Kerrigan
Dissertation Title: The Atlantic Archipelagic Lyric

Biographical Information

I studied English at Girton College before completing an MA in Poetry (Criticism) at Queen's University, Belfast. My PhD research looks at the Atlantic littoral in twentieth-century poetry from Britain, Ireland, and the United States. 

Research Interests

Poetry, poetics, lyric, form; practical criticism and close reading; Irish literature; autism in literature; rhetoric; the essay; islands, shorelines, clouds; ecocriticism & the environmental humanities; contemporary fiction & poetry. 

Elizabeth Bishop; W.S. Graham; Louis MacNeice & poets from Northern Ireland; Thomas Hardy; Sylvia Plath; William Wordsworth, etc.

Areas of Supervision

Part I: Practical Criticism; 1870-Present. Part II: Practical Criticism; Lyric; Contemporary. I'd be happy to supervise for papers and dissertations in these areas, and from any of my research interests (or similar). 

Selected Publications

Review: Ireland, Literature, and the Coast: Seatangled by Nicholas Allen, Oxford Research in English, Issue 12 (Summer 2021)

''Chiastic Ticks': Narrative and Temporality in the Works of J.M. Barrie and Lewis Carroll', The Durham English Review, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 2016)