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Dr Leo Gwilym Mellor
Telephone: 01223 762294
Murray Edwards College
Dr Leo Mellor
Roma Gill Fellow in English
Leo Mellor read English for a BA at King's College, Cambridge. He then worked and studied in Sapporo (northern Japan), Berlin and Wales. His research is now focused on Modernism, photography, Second World War fiction and poetry, and the relationship between locale and literature. His first book - Reading the Ruins - has just been Cambridge University Press.
He teaches for both parts of the English Tripos. For Part I this includes paper 4 (1830- present day) and paper 6 (Literary Criticism); for Part II this includes paper 1 (Practical Criticism), paper 7d (Modernism and the Short Story), paper 11 (American Literature), and paper 12c (Literature in English since 1979), as well as a small amount for several other papers. He also supervises undergraduate dissertations on many nineteenth- and twentieth-century topics.
His graduate teaching includes the supervision of MPhil and PhD students who work on the following areas: nature writing, wars and rumours of wars, the Modernist city, phenomenology, documentary writing & film, literary experimentation.
- Reading the Ruins: Modernism, Bombsites and British Culture. (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
- ‘War Journalism’ for The Cambridge Companion to Second World War Literature, ed. Marina MacKay, (Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp.67-80
- ‘Expressing the rapidity of life’ [review essay], Cambridge Quarterly, 40.1 (2011), 86-90.
- ‘London and modern prose, 1900-1950’ for The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of London, ed. Lawrence Manley (Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp.201-221.
- ‘The unburied past & walking with ghosts’, in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, ed. Peter Robinson (Oxford University Press, 2013).
- ‘Panzers in Kent: narrative and morality in allohistorical literature’, in Long Shadows: British Writing After the Second World War, ed. Petra Utta-Rau (Northwestern University Press, 2013).
- Alice Oswald Woods etc & Colin Simms Otters and Martens. In Times Literary Supplement, 3.6.2005.
- Harriet Tarlo (ed), The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry. InIndependent on Sunday, 1.5.2011.
- Lara Feigel, Literature, Cinema and Politics: Reading between the Frames. In Modernism and Modernity, 19.4. (2012).
- Ian Davidson, Radical Spaces of Poetry. In Poetry Wales 46.4 (2011).
Julia Hell & Andreas Schönle (eds), Ruins of Modernity. In Forum for Modern Language Studies, 48.1 (2012).
- Writing Britain [British Library Exhibition]. In Times Higher Education Supplement10.5.2012.