Lewis Wynn, Emmanuel

Degree: PhD
Course: CC
Supervisor: Dr Rowan Williams
Dissertation Title:

Reason's Tears: Gillian Rose and the Agon of Authorship

Biographical Information

I recieved my English BA from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 2014. I then spent a year in the VES department at Harvard University on a Herchel Smith Scholarship, before returning to Cambridge to complete an MPhil in Criticism and Culture. I'm a PhD candidate as of 2016.

Research Interests

My doctoral thesis is a study of the philosopher Gillian Rose.

I also organise the DRIFT reading series.

Areas of Supervision

1.1: Practical Criticism and Critical Practice I; 1.7b: English Literature and its Contexts 1870 - Present; 2.1: Practical Criticism and Critical Practice II; 2.9: Lyric; 2.12: Contemporary Writing in English; 2.15: Moralists; 2.16: History and Theory of Literary Criticism; 2.18: Literature and Visual Culture.

I'm always happy to receive proposals from students to work on dissertations, and I've formerly supervised work on Anne Carson, translation, and desire.

Selected Publications


  • Pressing for Leisure (Moot Press: London) 2018 (forthcoming)


  • ‘Geist again,’ a review of Hegel: The Phenomenology of Spirit (trans. Michael Inwood) and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: The Phenomenology of Spirit (trans. Terry Pinkard), in The Times Literary Supplement (6030) 2018 (forthcoming)
  • ‘The spell wore off,’ a review of The Collected Letters of Charles Olson and J.H. Prynne (ed. Ryan Dobran), in PN Review (244) 2018 (forthcoming)

  • Law divorced from ethics,’ a review of Judaism and Modernity: Philosophical Essays by Gillian Rose, in The Times Literary Supplement (5972) 2017