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Dr Howard Finn

Teaching Fellow

email: h.j.finn@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

I began my academic career teaching and working on modernist literature and, after teaching film at Essex University for five years, I returned to teaching modern literature and various critical theory  courses at Queen Mary, where I’ve been teaching for over a decade, currently as a teaching fellow.

Teaching

In the 2015-16 academic year, I am teaching on the undergraduate modules:

Research

Research interests:

  • Modernist  literature
  • Post-war British novel
  • Critical theory
  • International cinema and film theory

Recent and On-Going Research

My primary current activity is editing a new edition of Dorothy Richardson’s 1927 modernist novel Oberland as part of the AHRC funded ‘Richardson Scholarly Editions Project’, to be published by Oxford University Press. My most recent publication is an interview with the novelist Eva Tucker which appears in Pilgrimages Issue 7 2015.

Publications

  • ‘Writing Lives: Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, Gertrude Stein’, in The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel, edited by Morag Shiach (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • ‘The Open Image: Poetic Realism and the New Iranian Cinema’, co-authored with Shohini Chaudhuri, in Screening World Cinema, edited by Catherine Grant and Annette Kuhn (Routledge, 2006): Reprinted in  Genre, Gender, Race, and World Cinema: An Anthology, edited by Julie F. Codell, (Blackwell, 2006)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • ‘Modernism and Suffragette Prison Narratives’, in Keywords: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, 3: 2000 (Raymond Williams Trust Society, University of Nottingham, 2000)
  • ‘At the Margins of Modernism: Richardson, Woolf, Mansfield’, in Women: A Cultural Review, Vol.11: 1/2 (London: Routledge, 2000)
  • ‘Objects of Description: Dorothy Richardson, Modernism and the Nouveau Roman’, in Paragraph: A Journal of Critical Theory, Vol. 25: 3 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2002)
  • ‘Coming Out into Modernism: Bryher and Richardson’, (review article) in Women: A Cultural Review, Vol.13: 2 (London: Routledge, 2002)
  • ‘The Open Image: Poetic Realism and the New Iranian Cinema’, co-authored with Shohini Chaudhuri in Screen, Vol.44: 1 (Oxford University Press, 2003) Also translated into Hungarian in Metropolis: Quarterly on Film Theory and History 06:3 (Budapest, 2006)
  • ‘Jean Mitry, The Aesthetics and Psychology of the Cinema’, in Screen Vol.44:4 (Oxford University Press, 2003)
  • ‘Modernist Women’ in Women: A Cultural Review, Vol.15:3 (London: Routledge, 2004)
  • ‘”In the Quicksands of Disintegrating Faiths” Dorothy Richardson and the Quakers’, in Literature and Theology, Vol 19 :1 (Oxford University Press, March 2005)
  • ‘Oberland : ‘A Charming Light Interlude'?’ in Pilgrimages The Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies No. 1 2008 (http://dorothyrichardson.org/PJDRS/Issue1/Contents.html)
  • ‘Japanese Cinema: Texts and Contexts’, (review article) in Screen Vol.51:3 (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • “Davis Stamm A Pathway to Reality: Visual and Aural Concepts in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage (review article) in Pilgrimages The Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies No.3 2010 (http://dorothyrichardson.org/PJDRS/Issue3/Contents.html)

Performance

PhD Supervision

Public engagement

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