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Dr Hugh Stevens

Email: h.stevens@ucl.ac.uk
External phone: 020 7679 2938
Internal phone: 32938 

Dr Hugh Stevens

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 homosexual identities. 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 Cornell. 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 identities in Berlin, New York, and London. He has recently edited The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Literature (2010).

Selected Publications


Henry James and Sexuality (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Edited Book

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.