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Professor Steven L Earnshaw MA, PhD

Professor in English Literature


Summary

Steven Earnshaw is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam. He was previously Head of English and Course Leader of the MA Writing, and currently leads on practice-based PhDs. His teaching covers literature from the Victorian Period to the Twenty-First Century, literary theory, and creative writing.

About

Steven Earnshaw is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam. His publications include The Memory Clinic (2016, short story collection), Beginning Realism (2010), Existentialism (2006), The Pub in Literature (2000), and The Direction of Literary Theory (1996). He is the editor of The Handbook of Creative Writing (2014, Second Edition, Edinburgh University Press) and three edited collection on postmodernism. His short stories are also published in various magazines, and he has written essays on creative writing and other topics such as the Brontës. He has been involved in digital art collaborations and was co-founder of the magazine Proof. Current research is on The Existential Drinker (Manchester University Press), due for completion 2017.

Steven was previously Head of English and Course Leader of the MA Writing, and currently leads on practice-based PhDs. His teaching covers literature from the Victorian Period to the Twenty-First Century, literary theory, and creative writing. Current PhD supervisions on literature range across ‘Wilkie Collins and the Inheritance Plot’ and ‘Authentic Relationships in Contemporary Literature: A Feminist Endeavour’, and creative-writing PhD supervision has included work on ‘The Dramatic Monologue’ and ‘David Fram: Lithuanian Yiddish Poet of the South African Diaspora’/Illuminating Love (novel).

He initiated and supervised the Heritage Lottery-funded project, ‘The Sheffield Flood Claims Archive’, which digitised and made publicly available compensation claims following the bursting of the Dale Dyke Dam in 1864. He has been external examiner at a number of institutions, for literature and creative writing degrees and courses. In 2016 he established the ‘Time and Temporalities’ cluster for the Drinking Studies Network and is due to complete a book on ‘Time in Literature’ for 2019.

Specialist areas of interest

Drinking and Literature
Existentialism
Onomastics (names and naming)

Teaching

Subject area

English

Courses

BA English Literature
BA English

Modules

Literature in the Twentieth Century
Literary Theory and the Philosophy of Literature
Victorian Literature

Research

Current research projects

The Existential Drinker
Time in literature
Second short story collection

Selected research projects

Sheffield Flood Claims Archive

Collaborators and sponsors

Heritage Lottery Fund

Publications

Earnshaw, S. (2018). Start the Start. . https://entropymag.org/tag/black-cackle/

Earnshaw, S. (2017). Beiwelt. Otoliths, 46 (August). http://the-otolith.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/steven-earnshaw.html

Earnshaw, S. (2016). The Water. Thrice Fiction, 17, 43-44. http://www.thricefiction.com/pdf/ThriceFiction017S.pdf

Earnshaw, S. (2016). Tiny Guns. Lackington's Magazine, 10, 37-46. https://lackingtons.com/

Earnshaw, S. (2016). Habitual Drunkards and Metaphysics : Four Case Studies from the Victorian Period. The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, 28 (2), 143-160. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/SHAD28020143

Earnshaw, S. (2016). Not Really. Quarterly West, 87. http://quarterlywest.com/?p=3019

Earnshaw, S. (2015). Charlotte Brontë’s fictional epistles. Brontë Studies, 40 (3), 201-214. http://doi.org/10.1179/1474893215Z.000000000149

Earnshaw, S. (2015). The Whale of Penlan Tork. Lackington's Magazine, (6). http://lackingtons.com/2015/04/08/the-whale-of-penlan-tork-by-steven-earnshaw/

Earnshaw, S. (2015). Scar. The Wrong Quarterly, 2, 15-20. http://www.thewrongquarterly.com/

Earnshaw, S. (2014). Iconoclasm of Modern Funeral Vignettes. The Squawkback, 128. http://www.thesquawkback.com/2014/09/earnshaw.html

Earnshaw, S. (2012). “Give me my name”: naming and identity in and around Jane Eyre. Brontë Studies, 7 (3), 174-189. http://doi.org/10.1179/1474893212Z.00000000018

Earnshaw, S. (2011). 'Truelove': Names and Jane Eyre. Bronte Studies, 36 (4), 384-387. http://doi.org/10.1179/147489311X13134031101455

Earnshaw, S. (n.d.). Whatever happened to reusable prophylactics? Butcher's Dog, 7. http://www.butchersdogmagazine.com/

Earnshaw, S. (n.d.). Rats! Matter 2018. http://www.mattermagazine.co.uk/index.html

Book chapters

Earnshaw, S. (2015). Drink, dissolution, antibiography: the existential drinker. In Hailwood, M., & Toner, D. (Eds.) Biographies of Drink. (pp. 204-222). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press

Earnshaw, S. (2014). Introduction. In Earnshaw, S. (Ed.) The handbook of creative writing: Second edition. (pp. 1-7). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Earnshaw, S. (2014). Introduction. In Earnshaw, S. (Ed.) The handbook of creative writing: Second edition. (pp. 1-7). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Earnshaw, S. (2014). The writer as artist. In Earnshaw, S. (Ed.) The handbook of creative writing: Second edition. (pp. 65-77). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Earnshaw, S. (2014). The writer as artist. In Earnshaw, S. (Ed.) The handbook of creative writing: Second edition. (pp. 65-77). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Earnshaw, S. (2013). Creative writing and “the lash of criticism". In Harper, G. (Ed.) A companion to creative writing. (pp. 213-228). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

Earnshaw, S. (2012). 'Men couldn't imagine women's lives': teaching gender and creative writing. In Ferrebe, A., & Tolan, F. (Eds.) Teaching gender. (pp. 83-101). Palgrave Macmillan

Earnshaw, S. (2011). Why Eliot killed Lydgate: 'joyful cruelty' in Middlemarch. In Mousley, A. (Ed.) Towards a new literary humanism. Palgrave Macmillan

Earnshaw, S. (2007). The Writer as Artist. In The Handbook of Creative Writing. (pp. 65-77).

Books

Earnshaw, S. (2018). The Existential Drinker. Manchester: Manchester University Press. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9780719099618/

Earnshaw, S. (2016). Memory Clinic. London: Roman Books.

Earnshaw, S. (Ed.). (2014). The Handbook of creative writing, 2nd edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Earnshaw, S. (2010). Beginning realism. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Earnshaw, S. (2007). The handbook of creative writing.

Earnshaw, S. (2006). Existentialism: A Guide for the Perplexed. A&C Black.

Earnshaw, S. (2000). The Pub in Literature England's Altered State. Manchester University Press.

Earnshaw, S. (1997). Just Postmodernism. Rodopi.

Earnshaw, S. (1996). The Direction of Literary Theory. Springer.

Dowson, J., & Earnshaw, S. (1995). Postmodern Subjects/postmodern Texts. Rodopi.

Earnshaw, S. (1994). Postmodern Surroundings. Rodopi.

Earnshaw, S. (n.d.). The Danger is Flex. Roman Books.

Theses / Dissertations

Podziewska, J. (2018). Wilkie Collins and the Inheritance Plot. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Earnshaw, S. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00182

Images

Earnshaw, S. (2017). Wooden Leg. [Online].

Postgraduate supervision

Fiona Martinez, ‘Authentic Relationships in Contemporary Literature: A Feminist Endeavour’
Julia Podziewska, ‘Wilkie Collins and the Inheritance Plot’
Riyukta Raghunath, ‘Alternative Realities: Counterfactual Historical Fiction and Possible Worlds Theory’

Andrew Jackson, ‘The Polar Sublime in Contemporary Poetry of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration’ (Cr Wr PhD)
Ben Wilkinson, ‘The Poetry of Don Paterson’
Felicity Skelton, ‘The Afterlife of Survival: a thematic guide to contemporary Canadian short fiction’
Shelley Roche-Jacques, ‘Time, space and action in the dramatic monologue’ (Cr Wr PhD)
Hazel Frankel, ‘David Fram: Lithuanian Yiddish Poet of the South African Diaspora’/Illuminating Love (novel)



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