Cuthbert, Adam

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20172017
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Personal profile

Biography

I completed an MA in English and Philosophy (double First Class Honours) and an MLitt in English Studies (with Distinction) at the University of Dundee. 

I am currently working on my PhD in English at Dundee. My thesis is entitled: 'James Joyce: 19th Century Intermediality and the Spectacle of Memory'. The thesis examines the ways in which nineteenth-century writers William Wordsworth and Charles Dickens prefigured and influenced James Joyce’s cinematic representations of the stream of consciousness in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Ulysses (1922). Significantly, the thesis argues that Wordsworth’s visualisation of memory within the ‘spots of time’ of The Prelude (1798-1839) initiates an emphasis on memory as ‘spectacle’, emulating techniques and effects derived from public visual entertainments, namely the panorama. It presents Wordsworth's work as a foundational model for later nineteenth and early twentieth-century treatments of subjectivity, vision, and temporality, thus anticipating Dickens's and Joyce’s intermedial techniques. 

Research interests

I intend to pursue an academic career in James Joyce studies, with broader interests in subjectivity, intermediality, visual culture, and media archaeology. I am also interested in post-Joycean influences, particularly the creative relationship between Joyce and Thomas Wolfe. Other research interests include: Modernism, Romanticism, Victorian literature, film studies, reader-response and literary theory, philosophy, psychology, haptic theory, and flâneur theory. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Letters, University of Dundee

20142015

Master of Arts, University of Dundee

20102014

External positions

PG Representative , Scottish Network of Modernist Studies

2017 → …

Keywords

  • PR English literature
  • William Wordsworth
  • James Joyce
  • Charles Dickens
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Shadworth Hodgson
  • Stream of Consciousness
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Phenomenology
  • Memory
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Cinema and film theory
  • Intermediality
  • Ekphrasis

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James Joyce Arts & Humanities
Stream of Consciousness Arts & Humanities
Visual Media Arts & Humanities
Archaeology Arts & Humanities
Subjectivity Arts & Humanities
Psychology Arts & Humanities
Flâneur Arts & Humanities
Reader Response Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2017 2017

Prizes

Biennial Coleridge Conference bursary

Adam Cuthbert (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Don Paterson Prize for Best Overall Performance in the MLitt for English

Adam Cuthbert (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

GP Henderson Prize for Best Overall Performance in First Year Philosophy

Adam Cuthbert (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

International James Joyce Symposium Scholarship

Adam Cuthbert (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Symposium
James Joyce