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Durham University

Department of English Studies

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Professor Jason Harding, PhD (Cantab)

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Biography

Jason Harding received his doctorate from King's College, Cambridge, and joined the Department of English Studies at Durham in 2006. He has published extensively on modern literature and intellectual history. He is the author of The Criterion: Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in Interwar Britain (OUP 2002), co-editor of T. S. Eliot and the Concept of Tradition (CUP 2007) and Modernism and Non-Translation (OUP 2019), the editor of Ford Madox Ford, Modernist Magazines and Editing (Rodopi 2010), T. S. Eliot in Context (CUP 2011) and The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot (CUP 2016). A member of the T. S. Eliot Editorial Project, funded by a major AHRC award (total value £985,000), he was responsible for editing a 1000-page volume in the award-winning, fully annotated The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot (Faber & Johns Hopkins UP). He is currently completing a scholarly edition of Evelyn Waugh's Scoop for OUP and the first book-length study of CIA-funded Encounter magazine for Princeton UP. 

At Durham, I have supervised successful PhD dissertations on "The British Short Story of the First World War", "Chivalry in Literature and Propaganda of the First World War", "T. S. Eliot: Turning Darkness into Light", "Humility and Humiliation in the Works of T. S. Eliot and Samuel Beckett", "Hart Crane and the Little Magazine", "Modernist Poetics of Climate Change", "Mid Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought". Current PhD students include: Suzannah Evans, Jean-Michel Hurst, Andrew Pomeroy, Duygu Senocak, Mika Vale, and (with Professor Regan) Eva Isherwood-Wallace. I welcome PhD research proposals on all aspects of twentieth-century literature and intellectual history. I was the Durham lead in the AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Grant "WISE - What is Scholarly Editing?", and the AHRC-funded Network "The New Modernist Editing". I am Associate Director and a founding member of the Durham Centre for Modern Conflicts and Cultures www.durham.ac.uk/cmcc .

Research Groups

  • Critical Theory
  • Editing, Bibliography and History of the Book
  • Twentieth-Century Studies

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