Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)


The list below shows Durham University research staff who are members of IMEMS. Click the member's name to see a more detailed biography and department.

We also welcome anyone from outside the University with an interest in our work to join. Membership is free of charge. You will receive invitations to our programme of events, with a weekly emails digest about what is happening in the Insitute and further afield. To join IMEMS contact: admin.imems@durham.ac.uk

Dr Marcus Pound

Contact Dr Marcus Pound (email at m.j.p.pound@durham.ac.uk)

I am an Senior Tutor and Associtae Professor of Contempoary Theoplogy. My interests are found at the intersection of theology and continental philosophy, in particular psychoanalysis in the tradition of Jacques Lacan. I currently teach an MA course: '20th Century Catholic Theologians' for the MA in Theology, pathway in Catholic Theology.

 I have a number of current post-graduate research students working in areas including: ecumenism, negative hermeneutics, mental health services and faith communities, Leo Strauss, Methodist oversight, and I have supervised PhDs on ‘The Social Philosophy of Gillian Rose’, 'The Works of Mercy: Towards a liturgical politics of the everyday', 'The Theology of Work: Chenu and Cardijn', 'Negative Theology: Žižek and pseudo-Dionysius', 'Hegel and Millennarianism: toward a theology of liberation', 'Catholic Social Thought and the Red Tory', and 'Kierkegaard and the Ressourcement Movement'

Research Supervision


Chapter in book

  • Pound, M. (2019). Post-Secular Political Theology. In Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Theology. Cavanaugh, William & Scott, Peter Wiley Blackwell.
  • Pound, M (2018). Rose contra Girard: Kenotic Comedy and Social Theory (Or, Žižek as a Reader of Rose). In Misrecognitions: Gillian Rose and the Task of Political Theology. Davis, J. Eugene OR: Cascade Books. 232-249.
  • Pound, M. (2014). By the Grace of Lacan. In Theology After Lacan. Davis, C., Pound, M. & Crockett, C. Eugene, OR: WIPF. 232-249.
  • Pound, M. (2014). Theology. In The Zizek Dictionary. Butler, R. Routledge. 246-249.
  • Pound, Marcus (2012). Eucharist is Drive. In The Poverty of Radical Orthodoxy. Isherwood, L. & Zlomislic, M. Oregon: WIPF and Stock Publishers. 213-235.
  • Pound, Marcus. (2012). Postmodern Philosophy. In Theology and Philosophy. Crisp, O., D'Costa, G., Davies, M. & Hampson, P. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark. 186-201.
  • Pound, Marcus (2011). Lacan’s Return to Freud: A Case of Theological Ressourcement?. In Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology. Flynn, G. & Murray, P. Oxford University Press. 440-456.
  • Pound, Marcus (2007). Lacan, Metaphysics, and Belief. In Belief and Metaphysics. Chandler (Jr), Peter & Cunningham, Conor SCM. 413-425.

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