Dr James Robinson, PhD (York)
I am currently Teaching Fellow in Romantic to Modern Literature in the Department of English Studies, and teach a range of nineteenth and twentieth-century literature and poetry modules.
From 2013-2016 I was Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department, and am currently working on a monograph arising from this fellowship entitled Ted Hughes and Medieval Literature: 'Deliberate Affiliation', which explores the engagement of Hughes with a range of medieval literature including Chaucer, Dante, 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' and Islamic and Persian poetries.
I specialise in twentieth-century literature, particularly in the area of its engagement with medieval literature and would welcome hearing from anyone with interests in James Joyce, Dante, Ted Hughes, twentieth-century poetry, modernism, Romanticism, Anglo-Irish/Italian literary interactions, or the wider reception of medieval literature.
I am also currently editor of The Ted Hughes Society Journal.
- Robinson, James (2016). Joyce's Dante: Exile, Memory and Community. Cambridge University Press.
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- Robinson, James (2020). The Haunting of Geoffrey Chaucer: Dante, Boccaccio and the Ghostly Poetics of the Trecento. In Chaucer and Italian Culture. Fulton, Helen University of Wales Press.
- Robinson, James (2018). 'Our Chaucer': Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and the Politics of Medieval Reading. In Ted Hughes, Nature and Culture. Roberts, Neil, Wormald, Mark & Gifford, Terry Palgrave Macmillan. 143-159.
- Robinson, James (2018). Hughes and the Middle Ages. In Ted Hughes in Context. Gifford, Terry Cambridge University Press. 209-218.
- Robinson, James (2011). "Purgatorio" in the "Portrait": Dante, Heterodoxy and the Education of James Joyce. In Dante in the Nineteenth Century: Reception, Canonicity, Popularization. Havely, Nick Peter Lang. 19: 261-279.
- Robinson, James (2019). 'The Sound of Dante's Language': An Alternative Medieval Tradition for Ted Hughes. The Ted Hughes Society Journal 7(2): 35-46.
- Robinson, James (2012). Nuvoletta and the "Dantellising Peaches": Dante, Femininity, and the Poetic Intertexts of Issy in "Finnegans Wake". Joyce Studies Annual 2012: 208-241.
- Robinson, James (2012). Ted Hughes and the Green Knight. The English Review 23(2): 35-37.
- Robinson, James (2012). Uneasy Orthodoxy: The Jesuits, the Risorgimento and the Contexts of Joyce's First Readings of Dante. Anglia: Journal of English Philology/Zeitschrift Fur Englische Philologie 130(1): 34-53.