Dr Ulrika Maude
Ulrika Maude has research interests in modernism and post-war writing. She has published essays and articles on modernist literature, perception and philosophies of embodiment. Her book, Beckett, Technology and the Body, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009 (paperback edition 2010). She is co-editor of The Body and the Arts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and Beckett and Phenomenology (Continuum, 2009). She has also recently co-edited Beckett on TV, a special issue of the Journal of Beckett Studies, dedicated to Beckett's television plays (vol. 18, 2009). Her current research interests are in literature and medicine, and she is at present writing a book on modernism and medical culture. She supervises PhD students working on Samuel Beckett, Dorothy Richardson, Jack Kerouac, Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo, and would be interested in taking on postgraduate students with research interests in Beckett; modernist writing and technology; modern literature and medicine and post-war English or American fiction. Dr Maude is convenor of the Staff and Postgraduate Research Seminar and Chair of the International Committee. She is also a member of the Department's Management Committee. In 2008, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. She spent July 2009 as an Invited Research Fellow at the Institut d'Études Avancées, University of Paris. In 2010, she was awarded a C. P. Snow Memorial Fund Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center.
Recent and Forthcoming Talks
- "'...but the brain': Agency, Reflex and Pathology in Beckett's Drama." University of Warwick, 27 November 2009.
- "'Tender Ties': Beckett, Bowen and Habit." Paper given at 'Elizabeth Bowen: Visions and Revisions,' University College Cork, 6-7 November 2009.
- "'Think, pig!' Beckett and the Loss of Species." Paper delivered at 'Beckett and Animality,' University of Reading, 25-26 September 2009.
- "'Nerves Ache, Senses Quicken': Modernity, Topophobia and Literature." Paper delivered at the Institut d'Études Avancées, University of Paris, July 2009.
- "'An Immense Idea of Departure': Phobic Fear in Bowen's To the North." Paper delivered at the Elizabeth Bowen Symposium, University of Sussex, 30 May 2009.
- “‘Spaces of Inky Darkness’: Platzangst in Elizabeth Bowen’s Fiction of the 1930s.” Paper delivered at ‘Phobia: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present. University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, 8-9 May 2009.
- "Literature, Language Pathology and Affect: Samuel Beckett and Tourette's." Paper delivered at 'Thinking with Feeling.' Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham, 21 March 2009.
- "'Penicillin and Succedanea': Beckett and Medical Culture." Paper delivered at the University of Reading, 11 March 2009.
- "Beckett and America." European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, University of Ghent, 29-31 May 2008.
- "Historicising Perception: Modernist Writing and Technology." Paper given at 'Qualia: Thinking the Senses,' Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham, 28-30 March 2008.
- "Virtual Bodies: Beckett on TV." Paper given at 'Beckett and Visual Culture,' University of Warwick, 17 November 2007.
- "Watt's Walk: Tics, Convulsions and the Neurological Gaze" (New Maps of the Mind: Neuroscience, Microscopy and the Modern Imagination). Paper given at the ninth Modernist Studies Association Conference, Long Beach, California, 1-4 November 2007.
- "'Material of a Strictly Peculiar Order': Beckett, Phenomenology and Perception." Paper given at the Debts and Legacies seminar, University of Oxford, 11 May 2007.
- "Historicising Perception: Beckett and Technology." Paper given at the University of Strathclyde Research Seminar, 20 March 2007.
- "Seeing Ghosts." Paper delivered at 'Birth Was the Death of Him: Samuel Beckett, Death, Dying and All That Other Unfinished Business." University of Northampton, 1-3 December 2006.
- "Ghosts, Machines and Virtual Bodies in Beckett's Late TV Drama." Paper given at 'Beckett in Krakow 2006.' Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 28-29 November 2006.
- "'Say a body. Where none': Perception, Technology and Virtual Subjects in Samuel Beckett's Television Plays." Paper delivered at 'The Deaths of Writing: Beckett, Author & Avant-Texte.' Charles University, Prague, 9-12 November 2006.
- "'hint of jugular and cords': Beckett and Modern Medicine." Paper delivered at 'Borderless Beckett: An International Beckett Symposium.' Waseda University, Tokyo, 29 September - 1 October 2006.
- "Double-Vision: Imaging Techniques and the Modern Literary Imagination." Literature and Medicine panel, ESSE 8, University of London, 27 August - 2 September 2006.
- "Beckett and Politics." Chair of panel discussion held at the Beckett Centenary Festival, Barbican Centre, London, 21 April 2006.
- "'whole body like gone': Beckett and Technology." Paper delivered at 'Beckett at 100: New Perspectives,' Tallahassee, Florida State University, 9-11 February 2006.
- "Modernist Bodies: Coming to Our Senses." Public lecture given for 'Flesh and Blood: Embodiment and the Arts.' University of Durham, 30 January 2006.
Ulrika Maude regularly reviews for a number of journals. Her review articles have appeared in Modernism/Modernity; Modern Drama; Oxford Literary Review; Cambridge Quarterly; The Beckett Circle; University of Toronto Quarterly and Irish University Review.
- American Studies
- Critical Theory
- Irish Studies
- Literature and Medicine
- Twentieth-Century Studies
- Maude, Ulrika (2009). Beckett, Technology and the Body. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Maude Ulrika & Matthew Feldman. (2009). Beckett and Phenomenology. Continuum Literary Studies. London: Continuum.
- Saunders, Corinne, Ulrika Maude & Jane Macnaughton (2009). The Body and the Arts. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Edited works: journals
- Maude, Ulrika & and David Pattie (eds). (2009). Beckett on TV. Journal of Beckett Studies, 18 Edinburgh University Press.
Essays in edited volumes
- Maude, Ulrika (2012). "Working on the Radio". In Samuel Beckett in Context. Anthony Uhlmann Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Maude, Ulrika. (2012). 'Pavlov's Dogs and Other Animals in Samuel Beckett'. In The Beckett Bestiary. Ed. Mary Bryden. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Maude, Ulrika (2011). 'Becketts Geister'. Trans. Uta Kornmeier. In The Eye of Prey: Becketts Film-, Fernseh- und Videoarbeiten. Gaby Hartel & Michael Glasmeier. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.
- Maude, Ulrika (2009). '"Material of a Strictly Peculiar Order": Beckett, Merleau-Ponty and Perception'. In Beckett and Phenomenology. Ulrika Maude & Matthew Feldman New York and London: Continuum. 77-94.
- Maude, Ulrika (2009). 'Beckett's Nordic Reception'. In The International Reception of Samuel Beckett. Mark Nixon & Matthew Feldman. New York and London: Continuum. 234-250.
- Maude, Ulrika. (2009). 'Modernist Bodies: Coming to Our Senses'. In The Body and The Arts. Saunders, Maude & Macnaughton. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 116-130.
- Maude, Ulrika. (2004). 'America and Romance.'. In A Companion to Romance: From Classical to Contemporary. Saunders, Corinne. Oxford: Blackwell. 424-437.
- Maude, Ulrika. (2002). 'The Body of Memory: Beckett and Merleau-Ponty.'. In Beckett and Philosophy. Lane, Richard. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 108-122.
- Maude, Ulrika. (1999). 'Decoding Narrative: Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable.'. In Approaches to Narrative Fiction. Jon Buscall & Outi Pickering Anglicana Turkuensia. 18: 67 - 83.
Journal papers: academic
- Maude, Ulrika. (2009). "a stirring beyond coming and going": Beckett and Tourette's. Journal of Beckett Studies, special issue on 'Beckett, Language and the Mind,' ed. Elizabeth Barry 17: 153-68.
- Maude, Ulrika (2009). '"Crazy Inventions": Beckett on TV'. Journal of Beckett Studies 18: 1-9.
- Maude, Ulrika (2008). 'Centennial Beckett: The Gray Canon and the Fusion of Horizons'. Modernism/Modernity 15(1): 179-188.
- Maude, Ulrika. (2008). 'Hint of Jugular and Cords': Beckett and Modern Medicine. Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui 19: 281-291.
- Maude, Ulrika. (2007). "'whole body like gone': Beckett and Technology". Journal of Beckett Studies 16(1&2): 150-160.
- Maude, Ulrika. (2005). 'Mingled Flesh.'. European Joyce Studies 16: 91-107.
Journal papers: online
- Maude, Ulrika. (2007). ''Whole Body Like Gone': Beckett and Technology.'. Journal of Beckett Studies 16(1).