Dr Luke Thurston

BA (Oxon) MA PhD (Kent)

Dr Luke Thurston

Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature

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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


The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost StoryThurston, L. (ed.) & Brewster, S. (ed.) 2017 New York: Taylor & Francis. 480 p.
Après-coup: Problématiques VIHouse, J. (Translator) & Thurston, L. (Translator) 2017 New York: The Unconscious in Translation. 253 p.
The gothic in short fictionThurston, L. 2016 The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story. Einhaus, A-M. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 173-186 (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
Demonic JoyceThurston, L. 2016 In : James Joyce Quarterly.51, 4, p. 601-61111 p.
La révolution copernicienne inachevée: 1967-1992Thurston, L. (Translator) 2016 (Accepted/In press) New York: The Unconscious in Translation. 456 p.
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