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Tony Pinkney

Formerly at Lancaster University

Tony Pinkney

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

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