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University of Oxford Faculty of English

Bradshaw, Professor David

Job Title: Professor of English Literature, CUF Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow
College: Worcester
Period/ Subject: 19th - 21st Century

Email address: david.bradshaw@ell.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests:

 

Building on the interests and expertise I’ve developed over many years, my research will continue to centre mainly (but not exclusively) on contextual interpretations of Modernist literature and culture. In particular, I shall carry on editing the works of Virginia Woolf and seek fresh readings of her writings. More broadly, I'm interested in issues of obscenity and censorship in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature; the inter-relationship between eugenics and Modernism; connections between literary discourse and every shade of politics in the broad period 1850-1960; pre-World War II theories of education and progress; Modernist networks and `missing persons'; constructions of the reader, and inter-war dystopias. Current projects include: an edition of Woolf’s Jacob’s Room (CUP); a collection of essays (edited with Laura Marcus) entitled Moving Modernsims: Motion, Technology and Modernity (OUP); a two-volume New Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (co-edited with Kevin J.H. Dettmar; Wiley), and editions of Evelyn Waugh's Waugh in Abyssinia and Remote People as part of the the 42-volume OUP Edition of The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh, of which I am Co-Executive Editor with Martin Stannard. I also have two monographs in train, one provisionally entitled Virginia Woolf and the Fabric of England and the other to be be called something like Aldous Huxley, `Brave New World’ and the Progressive Turn of Mind, 1918-1937.

NB I am on sabbatical leave until May 2015, so I am not available to supervise doctoral students until that time. 

Teaching Areas: 

English Literature 1830-the present day, especially the broad period 1830-c.1960.

Selected Publications:

Books:

(Ed.) Virginia Woolf, The Waves, `Oxford’s World’s Classics’ series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). Forthcoming. 

(Ed., with Stuart N. Clarke) Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, Shakespeare Head Press Edition of Virginia Woolf (Chichester and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). Forthcoming. 

Katherine Mansfield and `the indiarubber faced, mobile lipped, unshaven, uncombed, black, uncompromising, suspicious, powerful man of genius in Hampstead’, J.W.N. Sullivan, The Katherine Mansfield Society Birthday Lecture, No. 4 (Bath: Katherine Mansfield Society Publications, 2013).

(Ed., with Rachel Potter) Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013). I also contributed Chapters 5 and 7 (see below).

(Ed., with Ian Blyth) Virginia Woolf, The Years, Shakespeare Head Press Edition of Virginia Woolf (Chichester and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).  

(Ed.) Virginia Woolf, Selected Essays, `Oxford’s World’s Classics’ series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).

(Ed.) The Cambridge Companion to E. M. Forster (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007). I also contributed the chapter on `Howards End’ (see below).

(Ed.) Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse, `Oxford’s World’s Classics’ series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006). 

(Ed., with Kevin J.H. Dettmar) A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (Oxford and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2006). I also contributed the chapter on `Obscenity and Censorship' (see below).

(Ed.) Virginia Woolf, Carlyle’s House and Other Sketches (London: Hesperus, 2003). Incorporated into the 2nd, rev. ed. of A Passionate Apprentice: The Early Journals of Virginia Woolf, ed. Mitchell A. Leaska (London: Pimlico, 2004). 

Winking, Buzzing, Carpet-Beating: Reading `Jacob’s Room’, 4th Annual Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain Birthday Lecture (Southport: Virginia Woolf Society, 2003).

(Ed.) A Concise Companion to Modernism (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003). I also contributed the chapter on `Eugenics’ (see below).

(Ed.) Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier, `Penguin Classics’ series (Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, 2002).

(Ed.) Virginia Woolf, The Mark on the Wall and Other Short Fiction, `Oxford World’s Classics’ series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).

(Ed.) Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall, `Penguin Classics’ series (Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, 2001).

(Ed., with James Sexton) Aldous Huxley, Now More Than Ever, `Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Imprint’ series (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2000).

(Ed.) Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, `Oxford’s World’s Classics’ series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).

(Ed.) D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love, `Oxford World’s Classics’ series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).

(Ed.) Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood, Jacob's Hands (London: Bloomsbury, 1998). 

(Ed.) D.H. Lawrence, The White Peacock, `Oxford’s World Classics’ series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997). 

(Ed.) Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, `Flamingo Modern Classics’ series (London: Harper Collins, 1994).

(Ed.) The Hidden Huxley: Contempt and Compassion for the Masses 1920-1936 (London: Faber and Faber, 1994). Published in the USA as Aldous Huxley, Between the Wars: Essays and Letters (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1994).

Articles, Essays and Chapters in Books:

`Bootmakers and Watchmakers: Wells, Bennett, Galsworthy and Modernist Fiction', in Gregory Castle, ed. A History of the Modernist Novel (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Forthcoming.

`"Wretched Sparrows": Protectionists, Suffragettes and the Irish’, Woolf Studies Annual, 20 (2014), pp.41-52.

`Katherine Mansfield and J.W.N. Sullivan: A Speculative Reassessment’, Katherine Mansfield Studies, 6 (2014). Forthcoming.

`"A Blind Stay-at-Home Mole": Huxley at Oxford, 1913-1916’, Aldous Huxley Annual, 13 (2014). Forthcoming.

`The Blight of Class: Woolf and the “Lower Orders”’, Virginia Woolf Miscellany, No.85 (Spring 2014) [Special Issue on `Woolf and Materiality’, ed. Derek Ryan]. Forthcoming.

`The Apes of God’, in Andrzej Gasiorek and Nathan Waddell, eds. Wyndham Lewis: A Critical Guide (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014). Forthcoming.

`Snags in the Fairway: Reading Heart of Darkness’, in Nicola Allen and David Simmons, eds. Reassessing the Twentieth-Century Canon: From Joseph Conrad to Zadie Smith (London and Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014). Forthcoming.

`“Oxford Poets”: Yeats, T.S. Eliot and William Force Stead’, in Yeats’s Mask: Yeats Annual No. 19: A Special Issue, eds. Margaret Mills Harper and Warwick Gould (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2013), pp.77-102. 

`American Beastliness, the Great Purge and its Aftermath (1946-1959)’, in David Bradshaw and Rachel Potter, eds. Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp.138-158.

`James Douglas: The Sanitary Inspector of Literature’, in David Bradshaw and Rachel Potter, eds. Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp.90-110.

`Preface’ to Virginia Woolf and Quentin Bell, The `Charleston Bulletin’ Supplements, ed. Claudia Olk (London: The British Library, 2013), pp.vi-ix.

`Ezra Pound, James Strachey Barnes (“The Italian Lord Haw-Haw”) and Italian Fascism’, Review of English Studies, 64, No.266 (September 2013), pp.672-693. Co-authored with James Smith.

`Beneath The Waves: Diffusionism and Cultural Pessimism’, Essays in Criticism, 63, No.3 (July 2013), pp.317-343.

`Woolf’s London, London’s Woolf’, in Bryony Randall and Jane Goldman, eds. Virginia Woolf in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp.229-242.

`Kipling and War’, in Howard J. Booth, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Rudyard Kipling (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp.80-94.

`Great Crusader: When the Sunday Express Led the Campaign for Literary Hygiene’, [‘Commentary’ article], Times Literary Supplement, Nos.5655/5656 (19 & 26 August 2011: Summer Double Issue), pp.16-17.

`Politics’, in Jason Harding, ed. T.S. Eliot in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp.265-274.

`“Great Avenues of Civilisation”: The Victoria Embankment and Piccadilly Circus Underground Station in the Novels of Virginia Woolf and Chelsea Embankment in Howards End’’, in Giovanni Cianci, Caroline Patey and Sara Sullam, eds., Transits: The Nomadic Geographies of Anglo-American Modernism (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010), pp.189-210.

`“The Purest Ecstasy”: Virginia Woolf and The Sea’, in Lara Feigel and Alexandra Harris, eds., Modernism on Sea: Art and Culture at the British Seaside (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009), pp.100-115.

`Howards End’, in David Bradshaw, ed. The Cambridge Companion to E.M. Forster (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp.151-72.

`Obscenity and Censorship’, in David Bradshaw and Kevin J.H. Dettmar, eds., A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (Oxford and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2006), pp.103-112.

`Red Trousers: Lady Chatterley’s Lover and John Hargrave’, Essays in Criticism, 55, No.4 (October 2005), pp.352-73.

`Modern Life: Fiction and Satire’, in Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls, eds., The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp.218-231.

`Eugenics: “They Should Certainly be Killed”’, in David Bradshaw, ed., A Concise Companion to Modernism (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003), pp.34-55.

`Huxley’s “Tinpot Mussolini” and the KKK’s “White Fox”: A New Source for Everard Webley and the Brotherhood of British Freemen in Point Counter Point’, Aldous Huxley Annual, 2 (2002), pp.146-59.

`Virginia Woolf on Vimy Ridge: An Interesting Cancellation in “The Hours”’, Notes and Queries, 247 (December 2002), pp.496-98.

`“Vanished, Like Leaves”: The Military, Elegy and Italy in Mrs Dalloway’, Woolf Studies Annual, 8 (2002), pp.107-125.

`Virginia Woolf, Maupassant’s Sur l’eau and The Years’, Notes and Queries, 247 (March 2002), pp.88-91.

`New Perspectives on Auden: Rolf Gardiner, Germany and The Orators’, W.H. Auden Society Newsletter, No. 20 (June 2000), pp.20-28.

`The Socio-Political Vision of the Novels’. in Sue Roe and Susan Sellers, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp.191-208. Rep., slightly rev., in the 2nd ed. of the Companion (2010), ed. Susan Sellers, pp.124-141.

`Hyams Place: The Years, the Jews and the British Union of Fascists’, in Maroula Joannou, ed., Women Writers of the 1930s: Gender, Politics and History (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999), pp.179-91.

`“History in the Raw”: Searchlights and Anglo-German Rivalry in The Years’, Critical Survey, [Special Issue on `Literature of the 1930s’], 10, No. 3 (September 1998), pp.13-21.

`Those Extraordinary Parakeets: Clive Bell and Mary Hutchinson.  Part Two’, Charleston Magazine, 17 (Spring/Summer, 1998), pp.5-11.

`British Writers and Anti-Fascism in the 1930s. Part Two: Under the Hawk’s Wings’, Woolf Studies Annual, 4 (1998), pp.41-66. 

`Those Extraordinary Parakeets: Clive Bell and Mary Hutchinson.  Part One’, Charleston Magazine, 16 (Autumn/Winter, 1997), pp.5-12.

`Vicious Circles: Hegel, Bosanquet and The Voyage Out’ in Diane F. Gillespie and Leslie K. Hankins, eds., Virginia Woolf and the Arts: Selected Papers from the Sixth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf (New York: Pace University Press, 1997), pp.183-91.

`British Writers and Anti-Fascism in the 1930s. Part One: The Bray and Drone of Tortured Voices’, Woolf Studies Annual, 3 (1997), pp.3-27. 

`Prufrock’s Muttering Retreats’, English Review, 7, No. 1 (September 1996), pp.6-9.

`The Best of Companions: J.W.N. Sullivan, Aldous Huxley and the New Physics. Part Two’, Review of English Studies, 47, No. 187 (August 1996), pp.352-68.

`T.S. Eliot and the Major: Sources of Literary Anti-Semitism in the 1930s’, [‘Commentary’ article], Times Literary Supplement, No. 4866 (5 July 1996), pp.14-16.

`The Best of Companions: J.W.N. Sullivan, Aldous Huxley, and the New Physics. Part One’, Review of English Studies, 47, No. 186 (May 1996), pp.88-106. 

`The Flight from Gaza: Aldous Huxley’s Involvement with the Peace Pledge Union in the Context of his Overall Intellectual Development’, in Bernfried Nugel, ed., Now More Than Ever: Proceedings of the Aldous Huxley Centenary Conference, Münster 1994, (Frankfurt, London and New York: Peter Lang, 1995), pp.9-27.

`Lonely Royalists: T.S. Eliot and Sir Robert Filmer’, Review of English Studies, 46, No. 183 (August 1995), pp.375-79.

`Eleven Reviews by T.S. Eliot, Hitherto Unnoted, from the Times Literary Supplement: A Conspectus’, Notes and Queries, 240 (June 1995), pp.212-15.

`Huxley’s Slump: Planning, Eugenics and the "Ultimate Need" of Stability’, in John Batchelor, ed., The Art of Literary Biography, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995), pp.151-71.

`Chroniclers of Folly: Huxley and H.L. Mencken, 1920-36’, in David Bradshaw, ed., The Hidden Huxley: Contempt and Compassion for the Masses 1920-36 (London: Faber and Faber, 1994), pp.1-30.

`Open Conspirators: Huxley and H.G. Wells, 1927-35’, in David Bradshaw, ed., The Hidden Huxley: Contempt and Compassion for the Masses 1920-36 (London: Faber and Faber, 1994), pp.31-43.

`A New Bibliography of Aldous Huxley’s Work and its Reception, 1912-1937’, Bulletin of Bibliography, 51, No. 3 (September 1994), pp.237-55.

`Frederick Rolfe [“Baron Corvo”] (1860-1913)’, in The Dictionary of National Biography: Missing Persons, ed. C.S. Nicholls (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993), p.566. Rep. in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, ed. H.C.G. Matthews and Brian Harrison, Vol. 47 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), p.608.

`The Eugenics Movement in the 1930s and the Emergence of On the Boiler’, in Yeats and Women: Yeats Annual No. 9: A Special Number, ed. Deirdre Toomey, (London: Macmillan, 1992), pp.189-215.

`John Middleton Murry and the Times Literary Supplement: The Importance and Usage of a Modern Literary Archive’, Bulletin of Bibliography, 48, No. 4 (December 1991), pp.199-212.

Other Information:

Outputs Assessor, Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Advisory Council, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Advisory Board, Oxford University Centre for Life-Writing.

Editorial Board, Cambridge University Press Edition of The Works of Virginia Woolf.

General Editor, Wiley-Blackwell Concise Companions to Literature and Culture series.

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