Henry Bartholomew

Department: English
Discipline: English

Project Summary

Thesis: 

Theory in the Shadows: Speculative Realism and the Gothic, 1850-1920

Supervisory Team

Professor Nick Groom - University of Exeter

Professor David Punter - University of Bristol 

 

 

Wider Research Interests

Literary interests range from 18th to early 20th century fiction and culture, with an emphasis on the legacy and evolution of the Gothic. Philosophical research interests centre on the interconnections and antagonisms between Speculative Realism and various facets of poststructuralism, Deleuzianism, and New Materialism as they pertain to the understanding and interpretation of literary texts.  

Other current research interests include re-assessing J.R.R. Tolkien's Formalist theorization of myth-making along object-oriented lines. 

Conference Papers: 

Entangled: EcoGothic, “Environmentality”, and the Space of the Forest in Algernon Blackwood's The Man Whom the Trees Loved (Reimagining the Gothic: Gothic Spaces - University of Sheffield, 2017).

MA Dissertation:  

Form, Being and "Tristram Shandy": Notes Towards a Textual Ontography