Oliver Goldstein, Trinity Hall

Degree: PhD
Course: CC
Supervisor: Dr Ewan Jones
Dissertation Title: Radical conservatism and poetic form

Biographical Information

I studied for my undergraduate degree at Trinity Hall, and took my MPhil at Robinson. I'm now coming to the end of my PhD at Trinity Hall, which gives an account of "radical conservatism" in nineteenth century literary culture (with an especial concern for poetry). Writers of particular importance to my project include: Thomas Carlyle; John Ruskin; William Morris; Tennyson; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Lionel Johnson; Charles Doughty; Mina Loy. I was the recipient of a month-long research fellowship at the Huntingon Library for 2018-19. 

I have worked since 2012 as a boxing writer in a variety of media. In recent years, my writing has appeared in The Sunday Times, Boxing News, Boxing Monthly, and Inside HBO Boxing. I've also worked as a script writer and an associate producer on three televised documentaries about boxing for Showtime/CBS, in 2013, 2017 and most recently in January 2019 (for the first of which I was a co-recipient of a 2014 Emmy Award). Although I no longer write especially much about boxing, some of my most recent articles can be found here: https://hannibalboxing.com/author/ogoldstein/

Research Interests

Verse form; aesthetics; nineteenth-century political thought; twentieth-century American poetry; Jewish history; the novels of J. M. Coetzee

Areas of Supervision

Practical criticism; history of literary criticism; lyric; literature from 1830 to the present

Selected Publications

'"Dante-on-Steroids": "English Terza" and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Casa Guidi Windows', Victorian Poetry (forthcoming Spring, 2020)

‘A Muse in Tatters: Hardy’s Poems and Ballads’, Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies (Fall, 2017), 129-44