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Dr William Davies

Dr William Davies, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television

Areas of interest

My work is concentrated on twentieth-century literature and war with a special interest in historicist and archive methodologies. I publish and present regularly on the work of Samuel Beckett, with articles, book chapters and a forthcoming monograph (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2020) detailing various aspects of Beckett's work in relation to the Second World War.

I have also published on Beckett's late style and his relation to T.S. Eliot. I am co-editing books on Beckett and politics (with Helen Bailey, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2020) and on Beckett's poetry (with James Brophy). I have also published on Donald Davie as part of my work on post-1945 English poetry.

I have contributed postdoctoral research assistance to AHRC bid development for Professor Steven Matthews (University of Reading, 2018) and was a Samuel Beckett Research Centre Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018–19). I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the University of Reading Department of English Literature (2015–present), and at undergraduate level at Oxford Brookes University (2018–present).


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