Dr Luke Thurston BA (Oxon) MA PhD (Kent)

Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature

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Department of English and Creative Writing

Postal address
Aberystwyth University
Hugh Owen Building
Penglais
Aberystwyth
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Contact
Phone: 01970 622389

Research interests

Luke Thurston is the co-editor of The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story (2018) and the author of Literary Ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism: the Haunting Interval (2012). https://www.routledge.com/products/search?author=Luke%20Thurston

His other publications include James Joyce and the Problem of Psychoanalysis (2004) and Re-inventing the Symptom: Essays on the Final Lacan (2002)

Dr Thurston has recently completed the translation of Jean Lapanche's major work The Unfinished Copernican Revolution, which will be published in 2019

Director of the David Jones Centre

Main research interests are in modernism, literary ghosts, literature and war and Welsh writing in English. Luke is currently working on a study of modernism, war and testimony in Wyndham Lewis, May Sinclair and David Jones.

Research interests are the theory and practice of psychoanalysis; he has translated works by Jean Laplanche, Andre Green and Roberto Harari, and he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Lacanian Studies.

In 2010 Luke took part in a film about Joyce, psychoanalysis and Trieste, made by an Italian television company. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl4zk3UmV54

Teaching

Luke teaches Victorian, modern and contemporary literature, specializing in the period 1880-1940; and also literary theory, specializing in psychoanalysis and literary ghosts. He welcomes PhD proposals in the following areas: Modernism (especially Joyce, Beckett, Woolf, David Jones, May Sinclair); literature and ghosts; literature and war; literature and psychoanalysis.