Prof Tim Woods

BA Hons (Bristol) MA PhD (Southampton)

Prof Tim Woods

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IAH Institute Director

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Conferences

Tim has been the organiser of several conferences at Aberystwyth University, including the the British Association of American Studies 2003 Conference at Aberystwyth. He served as Chair of the Conference Sub-Committee on the BAAS Executive Committee until 2006. He is a member of the Higher Education Academy and he served as a member of Panel 47 (American and Area Studies) for the RAE 2007. He is also on the Peer Review panel for the AHRC. After a term as Head of the Department of English (2002-2007), he is currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

Teaching

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Twentieth-Century writing; African literatures in English; Contemporary British and American poetry; modernist and postmodernist writing; and literary theory, especially Marxism and poststructuralism.

Research

Tim's main teaching and research interests are Twentieth-Century writing; African literatures in English; Contemporary British and American poetry; modernist and postmodernist writing; and literary theory, especially Marxism and poststructuralism. He has a particular interest in the relationship of ethics to literature, as well as representations of history and memory in twentieth-century literature. He has supervised research degrees in a range of subjects including Ngugi wa Thiong'o and African fiction, contemporary British Poetry, contemporary American Poetry, Religion and the Metaphysics of Postmodernism, contemporary American Fiction, Emmanuel Levinas, Postmodernism and Nihilism, and Cyberpunk Fiction, and would welcome doctoral applications in any of these areas. He is currently writing a book on post-apartheid South African Literature, and researching American poetry in 1950s and 1960s New England.

Publications

"Moving among my particulars": The Negative Dialectics of 'The Maximus Poems'Woods, T. 2015 Contemporary Olson. Herd, D. (ed.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 233-25118 p. Chap 17
Cid Corman: Editor, Translator, PoetWoods, T. 2014 In : Paideuma.41, p. 49-7829 p.
South African Literature in the time of AIDSWoods, T. S. 2013 In : Journal of Commonwealth Literature.48, 2, p. 305-32420 p.
Human Rights, Human Wrongs: literatures of captivityGrice, H. & Woods, T. S. 2012 In : Textual Practice.26, 5, p. 829-85022 p.
Black Mountain and Associates: "Origin" (1951-2007) and "The Black Mountain Review" (1954-7)Woods, T. S. 2012 The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. Volume II, North America 1894-1960. Brooker, P. & Thacker, A. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 966-8216 p.
Academic Magazines: "The Morningside" (1815-1932); "Yale Review" (1819-); "The Columbia review" (1932-); "The Wake" (1944-6, 1948-53); "Chicago Review" (1946-); "The Georgia Review" (1947-); "Epoch" (1947-); "The Beloit Poetry Journal" (1950-); "TriQuarterly" (1958-); and "The Big Table" (1959-1960).Woods, T. S. 2012 The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. Volume II, North America 1894-1960. Brooker, P. & Thacker, A. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, Vol. 2, p. 945-5813 p.
A Complex Legacy: Modernity's Uneasy Discourse of Ethics and ResponsibilityWoods, T. 2011 The Legacies of Modernism: Historicising Postwar and Contemporary Fiction. James, D. (ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 153-16917 p.
George Oppen and the Public SphereWoods, T. S. 2011 In : Journal of American Studies.45, 3, p. 443-46220 p.
Modernism and African LiteratureWoods, T. 2010 The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms. Brooker, P., Gasiorek, A., Longworth, D. & Thacker, A. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 926-94116 p.
Beginning PostmodernismWoods, T. 2010 2nd ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 304 p.
African Pasts: Memory and History in African LiteraturesWoods, T. 2007 Manchester University Press.
Zukofsky at ColumbiaWoods, T. 2006 Jacket Magazine, 30
Reading Urban Spaces in African TextsWoods, T. 2006 Urban Space and Cityscapes: Perspectives from Modern and Contemporary Culture . Lindner, C. (ed.). London: Taylor & Francis, p. 101-11111 p. (Questioning Cities)
'Preferring the wrong way': Mapping the Ethical Diversity of US Twentieth-Century PoetryWoods, T. 2006 The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 450-46819 p.
Memory, geography, identity: African Writing and ModernityWoods, T. 2005 Geographies of Modernism: Literatures, Cultures, Spaces. Brooker, P. & Thacker, A. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 126-13510 p.
Re-Enchanting the City: Sites and Non-Sites in Urban FictionWoods, T. 2003 Cities on the Margin/On the Margin of Cities: Representations of Urban Space in Contemporary Irish and British Fiction. Laplace, P. & Tabuteau, E. (eds.). France: Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté, p. 63-8018 p.
Giving and Receiving: Nuruddin Farah's Gifts, or, the Postcolonial Logic of Third World AidWoods, T. 2003 In : Journal of Commonwealth Literature.38, 1, p. 91-11222 p.
The Poetics of the Limit: Ethics and Politics in Modern and Contemporary American PoetryWoods, T. 2003 Springer Nature.
Art tracking music: Louis Zukofsky's Po/Ethics of MusicWoods, T. 2003 Poetry and Music. Liege, p. 121-13818 p.
Literature and HistoryWoods, T. 2003 Historians and the Practices of History. Lambert, P. & Schofield, P. (eds.). London: Taylor & Francis, p. 162-17312 p.
Who's Who of Twentieth-Century NovelistsWoods, T. 2001 London: Taylor & Francis. 384 p. (Who's Who)
Textual memory: The making of the Titanic's literary archiveMiddleton, P. & Woods, T. 2001 In : Textual Practice.15, 3, p. 507-52620 p.
Literatures of Memory: Time, Space and History in Postwar WritingMiddleton, P. & Woods, T. 2000 Illustrated ed.Manchester University Press. 323 p.
Memory and Ethics in Contemporary PoetryWoods, T. 2000 In : English.49, 194, p. 155-16511 p.
Ethics and TextualityRainsford, D. & Woods, T. 1999 Critical Ethics: Text, Theory and Responsibility. Rainsford, D. & Woods, T. (eds.). Basingstoke: Springer Nature, p. 1-1920 p.
Literature and the Return to EthicsWoods, T., Hadfield, A. & Rainsford, D. 1999 The Ethics in Literature. Hadfield, A., Rainsford, D. & Woods, T. (eds.). Basingstoke: Springer Nature, p. 1-1415 p.
The Ethics in LiteratureWoods, T. (ed.), Rainsford, D. (ed.) & Hadfield, A. (ed.) 1999 Basingstoke: Springer Nature. 281 p.
Treacherous Assault to Prolonged Siege: Directions in Contemporary British Poetry Since 1975Woods, T. 1999 Poetry now: Contemporary British and Irish Poetry in the Making. Gortschacher, W. (ed.). Tubingen: Taylor & Francis, p. 19-3012 p. (Studies in English and comparative literature)
Spectres of History: Ethics and Postmodern Fictions of TemporalityWoods, T. 1999 Critical Ethics: Text, Theory and Responsibility. Rainsford, D. & Woods, T. (eds.). Basingstoke: Springer Nature, p. 105-12117 p.
Critical Ethics: Text, Theory and ResponsibilityRainsford, D. (ed.) & Woods, T. (ed.) 1998 1 ed. Basingstoke: Springer Nature. 296 p.
Mending the Skin of Memory: Ethics and history in contemporary narrativesWoods, T. 1998 In : Rethinking History.2, 3, p. 339-34810 p.
Grand (Dis)Unified Theories?: Dislocated Discourses in Gut SymmetriesWoods, T. & Grice, H. 1998 'I'm telling you stories': Jeanette Winterson and the Politics of Reading. Grice, H. & Woods, T. (eds.). Amsterdam & Atlanta, GA: Brill, p. 117-12610 p. (Postmodern Studies; vol. 25)
Reading Jeanette Winterson WritingGrice, H. & Woods, T. 1998 'I'm telling you stories': Jeanette Winterson and the Politics of Reading. Amsterdam & Atlanta, GA: Brill, p. 1-1112 p. (Postmodern Studies; vol. 25)
"I'm telling you stories": Jeanette Winterson and the Politics of ReadingGrice, H. (ed.) & Woods, T. (ed.) 1998 Amsterdam & Atlanta, GA: Brill. 148 p.
"Thought, itself, ruptured": The Spiritual Materialist Poetics of David MillerWoods, T. 1998 In : The Poet's Voice.4, 2, p. 95-11319 p.
Alan Halsey: Shadow RecensionWoods, T. 1996 In : Pages.397-420, p. 418-4192 p.
The Ethical Subject: The Philosophy of Emmanuel LevinasWoods, T. 1996 Ethics and the Subject . Simms, K. (ed.). Amsterdam: Brill, p. 53-608 p. (Critical Studies; vol. 8)
Allen Fisher's Place Project and the 'Spatial Turn'Woods, T. 1996 In : Parataxis: Modernism and modern writing.8, p. 39-468 p.
'Looking for signs in the sky': Urban Space and the Postmodern in Paul Auster's In The Country of Last ThingsWoods, T. 1995 Beyond the Red Notebook: Essays on Paul Auster. Barone, D. (ed.). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, p. 107-12822 p. (Penn Studies in Contemporary American Fiction)
The Music of Chance: Aleatorical (Dis)harmonies Within 'The City of the World'Woods, T. 1995 Beyond the Red Notebook: Essays on Paul Auster. Barone, D. (ed.). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, p. 143-16119 p. (Penn Studies in Contemporary American Fiction)
Louis Zukofsky and Theodor Adorno: The 'Negative Dialectics' of Zukofsky's 'A'Woods, T. 1993 In : Parataxis: Modernism and modern writing.3, p. 40-6627 p.
'Liquid Letters': Alan Halsey's 'Five Years Out'Woods, T. 1991 In : Fragmente.3, p. 64-696 p.