David Malcolm (2018)

, par Pierre Musitelli

David Malcolm est le professeur invité du LILA pour l’année 2018-2019. Il interviendra dans le cadre du séminaire "GTA" (Grands Textes Anglophones) de Marc Porée les 4, 11, 18 et 25 octobre 2018, de 14h à 16h, en salle Celan, autour de la question du Gender.

DAVID MALCOLM was born in Aberdeen and studied English and German at the universities of Aberdeen, Zürich and London. He has taught at universities in Japan, Poland and the USA. He is at present a Professor of English Literature at the University of Gdańsk. He is co-author (with Cheryl Alexander Malcolm) of Jean Rhys : A Study of the Short Fiction (Twayne, 1996), and author of That Impossible Thing : The British Novel, 1978-92 (University of Gdańsk Press, 2000). He wrote Understanding Ian McEwan (2002), Understanding Graham Swift (2003) and Understanding John McGahern (2007), all published by the University of South Carolina Press. He is the author of The British and Irish Short Story Handbook (Wiley Blackwell, 2012). He co-edited (with Cheryl Alexander Malcolm) British and Irish Short-Fiction Writers, 1945-2000, volume 319 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography (Thomson/Gale, 2006). The Blackwell Companion to the British and Irish Short Story, which he also co-edited Cheryl Alexander Malcolm, was published in 2008. He has edited and co-edited books on Ronald Firbank (2004), Sylvia Townsend Warner (2006) and T.H. White (2008), all published by Mellen. He has also edited and co-edited six volumes of essays on modern British and Irish poetry (University of Gdańsk Press). The most recent volume is Sound Is/As Sense (2016), which he co-edited with Wolfgang Görtschacher. With Ralf Hertel he co-edited On John Berger : Telling Stories (Brill Rodopi, 2016). He translates from German and Polish. Together with Georgia Scott, he edited and translated Dreams of Fires : 100 Polish Poems 1970-1989 (Poetry Salzburg, 2004). His translations of Polish, German, and Austrian writers have been published in Britain, the USA, Austria and Poland. He wrote reviews for the Times Literary Supplement for ten years, and continues to do so for Moderne Sprachen, Poetry Salzburg Review, London Magazine,and other journals. He is Director of the Between.Pomiędzy festival of literature and theatre that has been held in Sopot, Poland, every May since 2010.

Currently, he is co-editing The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Poetry, 1960-2015 (due for publication in 2019) and editing an edition of Hubert Crackanthorpe’s Wreckage (1893) for Edinburgh University Press.