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Tony Pinkney

Senior Lecturer

Tony Pinkney


Tel: +44 1524 592226

Research overview

Research interests include William Morris and utopianism, and some aspects of modernist literature (T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence), and he would be happy to supervise postgraduate work in these areas.

Research Interests

Tony Pinkney was educated at the universities of Bristol and Warwick, and at Wadham College, Oxford. He was a leading member of Oxford English Limited (OEL) and edited its journal News from Nowhere: Journal of the Oxford English Faculty Opposition (1986-1991).

Before moving to Lancaster he taught at Nottingham Polytechnic, and he has since been Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame.

He is currently working on a book on Morris's News from Nowhere and the theoretical problems of interpreting utopian fiction.

He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of William Morris Studies, and between 1999 and 2003 he was a member of the Green Party group on Lancaster City Council.

He runs a well-known blog on William Morris and utopianism at http://www.williammorrisunbound.blogspot.com/

"Morning Chats with William Morris," by R. Ponsonby Staples, is available as a Word download from Tony's section of our staff publications page, at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/english/research/englishliterature.htm#tp

  • Published

    Ruskin, Morris and the terraforming of Mars

    Pinkney, T. 02/2013 Persistent Ruskin: studies in influence, assimilation and effect. Hanley, K. & Maidment, B. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, p. 171-178 8 p. (The Nineteenth Century Series )

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Published

    Versions of Ecotopia in News from Nowhere

    Pinkney, T. 2010 William Morris in the Twenty-First Century. Bennett, P. & Miles, R. (eds.). Oxford: Peter Lang, p. 93-106 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Published

    News from Nowhere as Seance Fiction

    Pinkney, T. 2009 In : Journal of William Morris Society. XVIII, 3, p. 29-47 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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