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Dr Rod Rosenquist is Senior Lecturer in English and Programme Leader for the MA English (Contemporary Literature). He is the author of Modernism, the Market and the Institution of the New (Cambridge 2009), co-editor of Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust and Deception (Ashgate 2013) and a special issue of Modernist Cultures on ‘Modernism in Public’ (2016). He teaches across all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate provision, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

Rod Rosenquist's research interests focus on the cultural contexts of the modernist period, including literary markets, public-facing modernism, celebrity culture and literary memoir.  He has published on American literature and culture, with particular focus on advertising culture in early twentieth-century USA and on transatlantic celebrity in both the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries.  He is currently editing the first autobiography by Wyndham Lewis, Blasting and Bombardiering, for Oxford University Press, and writing a monograph on modernist memoirs, gossip and transatlantic celebrity.  He would welcome PhD proposals in any area of modernist culture and art or twentieth-century American literature and culture.


Christopher Harris; Culture

Defining the Present:  Micro-Realities in Contemporary Literature

Samia Majid; Humanities

Alienation and cultural estrangement in the global neoliberal novel

Cavan McLaughlin; Humanities

Occultural production as re-visionary mythmaking

Joanne Pattison; Humanities

A Voice of One's Own:  Modernist Features in Contemporary British Women's Writing



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