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 Current Confer Events


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


Read our winning entry, “The Book and the Child” by Mary Pyle




Barker, M-J. (2018) Rewriting the Rules: An Anti-Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships. London: Routledge


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