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Dr James Robinson, PhD (York)
I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department, working on a project entitled 'The Medieval Dialogue of Reason and Belief in Modern Poetry'. This project is now focused on the work of Ted Hughes, exploring his engagement 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 my monograph on James Joyce and Dante will be published by Cambridge University Press in late 2015/early 2016.
I would welcome hearing from anyone with interests in Joyce, Dante, Hughes, twentieth-century poetry, modernism, Anglo-Irish/Italian literary interactions, or the wider reception of medieval literature.
- Robinson, James (2016). Joyce's Dante: Exile, Memory and Community. Cambridge University Press.
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- 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 (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.