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Dr Hugh Stevens
External phone: 020 7679 2938
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Education and Experience
Hugh Stevens received his BA and MA from the University
of Auckland, and his PhD from the University of Cambridge, with
a thesis on
Henry James which became his first book. After a Research Fellowship
at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he was a lecturer at the University
of York until 2002 when he came to UCL. He is a Senior Lecturer.
Hugh’s areas of specialisation include the writings of
Henry James and D.H. Lawrence, sexuality, and the history of
identities. [Life Stories] He has
published a monograph on James and sexuality, and several articles
on Lawrence; he has also
co-edited a collection of essays on modernism and sexuality.
He is interested
in late twentieth-century American culture, and has published
on the poet Robert Lowell and the construction artist Joseph
He is working on a book on D.H. Lawrence and planning a series
of articles on queer culture from the late nineteenth century
to the present; this will consider the development of homosexual
in Berlin, New York, and London. He has recently edited The
Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Literature (2010).
Henry James and Sexuality (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).
Ed. with Caroline Howlett, Modernist Sexualities (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000).
Chapters in Books
‘Sex and the Nation: “The Prussian Officer” and Women in Love’, in Anne Fernihough, (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to D. H. Lawrence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 49-66.
‘Confession, Autobiography and Resistance: Robert Lowell and the Politics of Privacy’, in Douglas Field (ed.), American Cold War Culture (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press: 2005), pp. 164-184.
‘Joseph Cornell’s Dance to the Music of Time: Allegories of History in the Ballet Constructions’, in Jason Edwards and Stephanie L. Taylor (eds), Joseph Cornell: Opening the Box (New York: Peter Lang, 2006), pp. 87-109.
‘D. H. Lawrence: Organicism and the Modernist Novel’, in Morag Shiach (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Fiction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp. 137-150.
‘Women in Love, Psychoanalysis and War’, in Howard Booth (ed.), New D. H. Lawrence (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009), pp. 80-97.