Dr Crispian Neill

Dr Crispian Neill

Wellcome Trust ISSF ECR Fellow

Summary: Works on modernist literature and medical humanities.

I was awarded my PhD by the University of Leeds in 2017. The title of my thesis was ‘The Smell of Modernism: Metaphor and the Olfactory, 1900-1945’, and I am currently revising this project for publication as a monograph. I am a founder member of the Sensory Modernisms Research Group at the University of Leeds; the group’s website can be viewed here.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles



2015

'D. H. Lawrence and dogs: canines and the critique of civilisation', Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies (2015), Vol. 4, No. 1,  95-118.

'The afflatus of flatus: James Joyce and the writing of odour', James Joyce Quarterly (forthcoming).

2014

‘“The Incident [...] Is Spoiled Inevitably in the Telling”: Language-Games and Narrative Identity in Charlotte Mew and D. H. Lawrence’, D. H. Lawrence Review, 38 (2013), 45–57.

Forthcoming reprint in Short Story Criticism, ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau, Vol. 221, Prod. Layman Poupard (Detroit: Gale, Cengage, 2016) 216-222.

Conference Proceedings

2015

(Co-authored with Georgina Binnie) 'Sensory Modernism(s): Reflections And Further Directions', James Joyce Broadsheet, No. 102, October 2015, p.3.

Book Reviews

2017

'Laura Frost, The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents', James Joyce Broadsheet, No. 106, February 2017, p.3

Research

Funding Activities

2017

Awarded an ISSF ECR Fellowship, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

2015

Co-founded the Sensory Modernisms Research Group at the University of Leeds. The group was awarded £200 by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute to cover conference activities.

2014

Contributed with the preparation of an AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Bid, working in conjunction with the Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities.

Research Activities

2014

Contributing editor to the Open Modernisms Project.

Conference Activities


2016

March 10: 'The smell of modernism: malodour, olfactory activism and futurity', at 'Mapping the Olfactory: Modernist Representation of Body and the Sensory Aesthetics', held at The School of Advanced Study, University of London. 

2015

December 11-12: Organiser of 'Sensory Modernism(s): Cultures of Perception #2'. A two-day conference to be held at the University of Leeds.

May 21: Organiser of 'Sensory Modernism(s): Cultures of Perception #1'. A one-day conference held at the University of Leeds.

2013

December: ‘‘Outside human limits … outside canine limits’: Dogs, Dasein and Human/Animal Interontology in Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence’ at the one-day conference hosted by Scottish Network of Modernist Studies (SNoMS) in conjunction with the London Modernism Seminar, the Northern Modernism Seminar, and the British Association of Modernism (BAMS) in Edinburgh.

March: Co-organised and co-chaired a workshop, '(Re)finding a place for medicine within the humanities: methodological approaches in the Medical Humanities' (Guest speaker Brian Hurwitz, Department of English and Centre for Health and Humanities, King’s College London).

2012

November: 'Performative Polemic and the Primitive in Paleface', at the conference Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities, held at the Institute of English Studies, University of London.

July: 'Language-Games and Narrative Identity in D. H. Lawrence and Charlotte Mew', at the D. H. Lawrence: Regional, National and International Contexts conference hosted at the University of Nottingham.

Teaching/Courses Taught

2013

Twentieth Century Fiction in English module.

2012

Twentieth Century Fiction in English module.

Awards & Honours

2013

Second-place, Postgraduate Research Showcase Movie of the Year.

2012

Postgraduate Research Poster of the Year.

1994

Awarded Scholarship by Peterhouse, Cambridge.

1992

Awarded Exhibition by Peterhouse, Cambridge.

Professional Affiliations

British Association of Modernist Studies (BAMS)

Modernist Studies Association (MSA)