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Rhys Tranter

Overview

Position: Postgraduate Researcher Email: TranterRE2@cf.ac.uk
Area: English Literature

PhD Research

Ill Seen Ill Said: Trauma, Representation and Subjectivity in Samuel Beckett's Post-War Writing

Research interests include: Trauma, Modernity, Samuel Beckett, Don DeLillo, Modernism, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Sigmund Freud, Postmodernism, J. G. Ballard, William S. Burroughs, Franz Kafka, Paul Auster

Supervisor: Dr Neil Badmington, Dr Julia Jordan

Academic Background

2009 – MA, English Literature, Cardiff University (Distinction)
2007 – BA, English Literature and Cultural Criticism, Cardiff University (First Class Honours)

Publications

Editorial
2010 – Present – Member of the Editorial Board, Assuming Gender (Cardiff University). The project comprises a freely available online academic journal, seminar series and annual lecture. In addition to editorial responsibilities, I designed the website. Website: assuminggender.com http://www.assuminggender.com

2011 -  New logo design for the British Association of Modernist Studies (BAMS), to be unveiled in 2012    http://www.bams.me.uk/

Publications
Rhys Tranter, ‘An Interview with Professor Robert Darnton’, Cardiff Book History, 3 January 2012 http://cardiffbookhistory.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/interview-robert-darnton/
Rhys Tranter, ‘Reading Research Day Seminar’, The Beckett Circle/Le Cercle De Beckett, 34:2 (Fall 2011), pp.12-13
Rhys Tranter, ‘A 19th Century Writer for Our Times’, Spectator Book Blog, 1 August 2011 http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/blog/7137753/a-19th-century-writer-for-our-times.thtml
Rhys Tranter, ‘Laying the ghost to rest’, Spectator Book Blog, 27 January 2011 http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/blog/6651948/laying-the-ghost-to-rest.thtml
Rhys Tranter, ‘Is Modernism Boring?’, Spectator Book Blog, 10 January 2011 http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/blog/6603628/is-modernism-boring.thtml
Rhys Tranter, ‘Visions of the Future’, Spectator Book Blog, 9 November 2010 http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/blog/6453253/visions-of-the-future.thtml
Rhys Tranter, ‘How to Stop Living and Start Worrying’, apieceofmonologue.com, 15 September 2010 http://www.apieceofmonologue.com/2010/09/critchley-stop-living-start-worrying.html

Conferences, symposia and seminars

March 2012 – Outside his Jurisfiction: Interrogating James Joyce’s Non-Fiction, Conference, University of York (Website Design) http://www.jamesjoycenonfiction.com
September 2011 – Samuel Beckett and German Culture / Samuel Beckett und die deutsche Kultur, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany 
(Website Design) http://samuelbeckettgermanculture.blogspot.com/
June 2011 - Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive Conference and Festival, University of York (Website Design) http://www.outofthearchive.com
January 2011 – Present – Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies Seminar Series, University of Oxford
(Website Design) http://www.sambeckettdebtsandlegacies.com

Teaching

2012 – Postgraduate Tutor in English Literature, Cardiff University

Links

A Piece of Monologue: Literature, Philosophy Criticism http://www.apieceofmonologue.com
Academia.edu http://samuelbeckettgermanculture.blogspot.com/