Research Team

Scott McCracken
Keele University

Scott McCracken is Professor of English literature at Keele University. He is General Editor of the forthcoming volumes of Richardson’s Collected Letters and fiction (OUP, 2015-2020) and Principal Investigator of the Richardson Editions Project. He is editor of Pilgrimages: a Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies. His publications include Masculinities, Modernist Fiction, and the Urban Public Sphere (Manchester University Press, 2007) and The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction co-edited with David Glover.

Scott McCracken

Becky Bowler
Keele University

Rebecca Bowler is Research Associate on the Richardson Editions Project. Her PhD, on Dorothy Richardson and visual modernism, was awarded by the University of Sheffield in 2013. She has a particular interest in women modernist writers, and has published on Katherine Mansfield and Dorothy Richardson. She is also cofounder of the May Sinclair Society.

 Rebecca Bowler

Tracey Harrison
Keele University

Tracey Harrison works as the part-time administrator for the ‘Dorothy Richardson Scholarly Editions' Project providing administrative support to the team. She has a vast amount of experience working on projects including the NDA-funded project's Ages and Stages and CALL ME.  The ESRC Alcohol consumption, life course transitions and health in later life project, the AHRC ReValuing Care project and the European funded REaDAPt Project.    Link to RI for Social Sciences.

 Tracy Harrison

Laura Marcus
Oxford University

Laura Marcus is the Goldsmiths’ Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford. Laura Marcus's research and teaching interests are predominantly in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture, including life-writing, modernism, Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury culture, contemporary fiction, and litereature and film. Her book publications include: Auto/biographical Discourses: Theory, Criticism, Practice (1994); Virginia Woolf: Writers and their Work (1997/2004); The Tenth Muse: Writing about Cinema in the Modernist Period (2007), which won the James Russell Lowell Prize of the Modern Language Association; and, as co-editor, The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature (2004). 

Her current research projects include a book on British literature 1910-1920, and a study of the concept of 'rhythm' in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, in a range of disciplinary contexts. Recent publications include:

  • "The Tempo of Revolution": British Film Culture and Soviet Cinema in the 1920s' in Russia in Britain: From Melodrama to Modernism, ed. R. Beasley and P. R. Bullock (Oxford 2013).
  •  "European Witness:  Analysands Abroad in the 1920s and 1930s" in History and Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis,and the Past, ed. S. Alexander and B. Taylor (New York, 2012).
  • 'Pilgrimage and the Space of Dreams,' Pilgrimages: Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies, 1 (2008).

Deborah Longworth
University of Birmingham

Deborah Longworth is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on English literature from 1880-1940, with a specific focus on gender and modernism and the modernist novel. Her monograph, Streetwalking the Metropolis, was published by Oxford University Press in 2000. Her study of the American writer Djuna Barnes was published by Northcote House in 2003 and a book, Theorists of the Modernist Novel: James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf by Routledge in 2007. Recent articles include a discussion of metaphysics and the influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage, and a study of the New York modernist magazine Rogue.

Her recent research and current monograph focuses on the work of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell. In 2008 she received a Harry Ransom Mellon Fellowship and AHRC research leave grant for this research. Recent publications include:

  • ‘Gendering the Modernist Text’, in Peter Brooker, Andrzej Gasiorek, Deborah Longworth and Andrew Thacker (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • ‘Beauty for the eye, satire for the mind, depravity for the senses!: Rogue, the Patagonians and the Post-Decadent Avant-Garde’, in Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker (eds), A Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • ‘Subject, Object and the Nature of Reality: Metaphysics in Dorothy Richardson’s Deadlock’, Pilgrimages: A Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies (2009)

Jo Winning
Birkbeck College London

Jo Winning is Reader in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, London. She has research interests in 20th-century and 21st-century literatures, culture, theory and practice. Specific interests include: modernisms, especially female and lesbian modernism; critical and cultural theory in the twentieth century; theories of gender and sexuality; lesbian subjectivities and cultural production; psychoanalysis and its theories; relations between illness, language and the clinical encounter; medical humanities and the interface between critical theory in the humanities and clinical practice in medicine.

She is the author of  The Pilgrimage of Dorothy Richardson (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000); and she edited Bryher: Two Novels (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2000). Recent publications include work on the Australian writer Eve Langley; the connections between Radclyffe Hall and lesbian modernism; space and lesbian modernity; sexuality in the story of modernism; contemporary Scottish lesbian and gay writing, the idea of the closet in contemporary culture; listening in the clinical encounter; skin and surgical subjectivity; music and the affect of illness.