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Wed 19th November 2014
Dr Beci Dobbin
Education and Experience
Beci Dobbin was educated at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She got her first job in 2008 as a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity Colllege, Cambridge, and when her term came to an end in 2012, she joined UCL as a teaching fellow. In 2013, she started a a three year Early Career Leverhulme fellowship at UCL.
Beci works on modernist literature and its interaction with popular culture and philosophy. She is currently writing a book on the idea of shallowness in modernist literature.
Granular Modernism (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Articles and Chapters in Books
“What women want’: the Modernist Kimono’, Modernism/Modernity, November 2014 (forthcoming)
‘Nabokov and Colour Photography’, Essays in Criticism, October 2014 (forthcoming)
“An elf wearing a hat that makes him invisible’: Modernism’s Shy Irony’, Textual Practice, January 2014
‘Orwell’s Squeamishness’, Orwell Today, ed. Richard Keeble (2012)
“The queer part doors play’ in Nabokov’s Laughter in the Dark’, Thinking on Thresholds, ed. Subha Mukherji (2012)
“Another fine mess’: Clownish Modernist Encounters with the Labour-Saving Device’, Critical Quarterly, 2009.
‘London as a Waste of Space in Eliot’s The Waste Land’, Critical Quarterly, 2007
‘Haptic Modernism by Abbie Garrington’, Critical Quarterly, forthcoming
‘’The Poetics of Psychoanalysis by Mary Jacobus’, Gramma, 2006