Oliver Newman, Girton

Degree: PhD
Course: English
Supervisor: Dr Deborah Bowman
Dissertation Title:

Strong Silent Type: Thom Gunn and the Art of the Impersona

Biographical Information

I studied English and French as an undergraduate before going on to do an MSt. in Creative Writing at Oxford. Then, after several years of full-time work, I came to Cambridge to write a doctoral thesis on the poet Thom Gunn. 

Research Interests

My research interests are largely rooted in poetry. My specialisms are: form, rhythm, and metre. Rhetorical techniques and repetition. Intersections of English and French literature. Poetry in translation. Old English and Modern poetry. Shakespeare.

Selected Publications

A couple of my (older) poems can be read here ...