Dr Luke Thurston
BA (Oxon) MA PhD (Kent)
- EN11300 - Critical Practice
- EN20820 - Twentieth Century British Literature
- EN22920 - Literature since 1945
- EN10520 - Contemporary Writing
- WL10020 - Issues in Contemporary World Literatures
- EN11320 - Critical Practice
- EN10020 -
Luke teaches Victorian, modern and contemporary literature, specializing in the period 1880-1940; and also literary theory, specializing in psychoanalysis and literary ghosts. He welcomes PhD proposals in the following areas: Modernism (especially Joyce, Beckett, Woolf, David Jones, May Sinclair); literature and ghosts; literature and war; literature and psychoanalysis.
Director of the David Jones Centre
Main research interests are in modernism, literary ghosts, literature and war and Welsh writing in English. Luke is currently working on a study of modernism, war and testimony in Wyndham Lewis, May Sinclair and David Jones.
Research interests are the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. Luke has translated works by Jean Laplanche, Andr? Green and Roberto Harari, and he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Lacanian Studies.
In 2010 Luke took part in a film about Joyce, psychoanalysis and Trieste, made by an Italian television company. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl4zk3UmV54