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Professor Laura Marcus

Laura Marcus is Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature and Professorial Fellow of New College at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. She has published widely on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature and culture. Her publications include Auto/biographical Discourses: Theory, Criticism, Practice (1994/1998); Virginia Woolf: Writers and their Work (1997, new edition 2004), The Tenth Muse: Writing about Cinema in the Modernist Period (2007), Dreams of Modernity: Psychoanalysis, Literature, Cinema (2014), and Autobiography: a very short introduction (2018). She has edited or co-edited a number of volumes, including Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams: New Interdisciplinary Essays (1999), The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature (2005), Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology and Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2016)) and Late Victorian into Modern: 21 Approaches (Oxford University Press, 2016). Current research projects include editions of Dorothy Richardson's novel-sequence Pilgrimage for Oxford University Press and of Virginia Woolf's short fiction for Cambridge University Press, and a book-length study of the concept of 'rhythm', at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries and in a range of disciplinary contexts.


Past and present Confer events
Reading, Writing, Listening: A symposium with Adam Phillips and guests
Saturday 1 December 2018








Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2017
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited ten volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published Coffee with Freud (Karnac Books, 2017) and, more recently, New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy... More >>
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...