Dr Adam Guy



The nouveau roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019). 




Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

‘Ann Quin on Tape: Three’s Auralities’, Women: A Cultural Review, forthcoming 2022. 

‘Under Suspicion: Christine Brooke-Rose, Intelligence Work, and the Theory Wars’, Modernist Cultures, 16.4 (2021): 509–28.

‘The Noise of Mediation: Dorothy Richardson’s Sonic Modernity’, Modernism/modernity, 27.1 (2020): 81–101.

‘Editing Experiment: The New Modernist Editing and Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage’ (co-authored with Scott McCracken), Modernist Cultures, 15.1 (2020): 110–31.

‘Who Cares About the Stream of Consciousness? On Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage’, Literature Compass, 17.6 (2020). 

‘Modernism, Existentialism, Postcriticism: Gabriel Marcel Reads Pilgrimage’, Pilgrimages: The Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies, 9 (2017): 4–35.

‘“that’s a scientific fact”: Christine Brooke-Rose’s Experimental Turn’, Modern Language Review,  111 (2016): 936–55.



Book Chapters

‘Walter de la Mare and Literary Impressionism in Review: From Joseph Conrad to Dorothy Richardson’, in Yui Kajita, Angela Leighton, and Anna Nickerson (eds), Walter de la Mare: Critical Appraisals (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, forthcoming 2022).

‘Contacts, Landings: The Holocaust and Late Modernist Form in Eva Figes and Eva Tucker’, in Hannah van Hove and Andrew Radford (eds), ‘Slipping through the labels’: British Experimental Women’s Fiction, 1945–1975 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. 103–23.

‘Calder & Boyars’ in Lise Jaillant (ed.), Publishing Modernist Fiction and Poetry (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019), pp. 214–31.        

‘Early Lessing, Commitment, the World’ in Kevin Brazil, David Sergeant, and Tom Sperlinger (eds), Doris Lessing and the Forming of History (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016), pp. 10–25.

‘Johnson and the nouveau roman: Trawl and Other Butorian Projects’ in Julia Jordan and Martin Ryle (eds), B.S. Johnson and Post-War Literature: Possibilities of the Avant-Garde (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp. 35–53.       

‘Brooke-Rose, Lastness’ in G. N. Forester and M. J. Nicholls (eds), Jean-Michel Rabaté (introd.), Christine Brooke-Rose: Festschrift (Singapore: Verbivoracious Press, 2014), pp. 287–95.




Book Reviews / Shorter Articles

Review of Peter Boxall and Brian Cheyette (eds), The Oxford History of the Novel in English Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction since 1940 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), Notes and Queries, 67 (2020): 149–50. 

Review of Kaye Mitchell and Nonia Williams (eds), British Avant-Garde Fiction of the 1960s (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019), Review of English Studies, 71 (2020): 604–6. 

‘The Richardsons in Abingdon Revisited: Three Archival Snapshots’, Pilgrimages: The Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies, 10 (2018–19): 70–87.

‘Dorothy Richardson in Abingdon’, Women: A Cultural Review, 29 (2018): 267–9.

‘Interior Lives’ [Review of Terri Mullholland, British Boarding Houses in Interwar Women’s Literature: Alternative Domestic Spaces (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017)], Women: A Cultural Review, 28 (2017): 275–7.

Review of Sebastian Groes, British Fictions of the Sixties: The Making of the Swinging Decade (London: Bloomsbury, 2016), Review of English Studies, 68 (2017): 402–3.

Review of Caroline Levine, Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015), Notes and Queries, 63 (2016): 653–5.


At Harris Manchester College, I teach Prelims Paper 1 (Introduction to Literature), Paper 3 (Literature in English 1830-1910), and Paper 4 (Literature in English 1910-Present), as well as FHS Paper 5 (Literature in English, 1760-1830). My lectures in the English Faculty focus on modernism beyond its traditional definition (for example in its late and global forms) and Theory. I previously co-convened the 'Writers and the Cinema' Paper 6 option for finalists; I am currently the convenor of the Paper 6 option, 'The Avant-Garde' (which I have also co-convened with Professor Rebecca Beasley). At Master's level I have convened the 'Material Texts' B-Course for students on the MSt programmes 1900-Present Day, World Literatures in English, and English and American Studies; I also co-convened the MSt C-Course option 'Fiction in Britain Since 1945: History, Time and Memory'. In the academic year 2021-22 I am convenor of the MSt C-Course 'Some Versions of Modernism'. I have supervised numerous undergraduate and Master's dissertations on a range of 19th-21st century writing, theory, and cinema.

In Oxford, I have held college lectureships at St Hilda's, University, and Wadham Colleges. From mid-2016 to early 2019 I was the Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Dorothy Richardson Editions Project - a multi-institution collaboration, funded by the AHRC, with the aim of producing scholarly editions of Richardson's fiction and letters.