Jeremy Tambling, writer and critic, Honorary Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong.
B.A. – University of York, English Literature.
M.Phil – Nottingham University 1969-71; “The Intellectual and Cultural Milieu of Dickens’s Novels”: degree 1973.
PhD – Essex University 1982-4; “Vo significando: The Heuristic Art of Dante’s Commedia”- degree 1985.
Most recent position: Professor of Literature, Manchester University (position taken February 1, 2006 – December 2013: retired) and Michaelmas Term 2009: Visiting Fellow, St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
He is continuing his work on Dante with ongoing work on Paradiso, and following two books on time and anachroniity, Becoming Posthumous and On Anachronism, he is planning a third which will sort out his ideas on temporality and time, drawing on Bernard Stiegler as a starting-point for debate.
Other articles and commissioned book and reviews and conferences ongoing or in press:
July 2016: Keynote speaker at 5th International Gissing Conference, Bristol, ‘Gissing and Place’
University of Vechta, Germany: June 2016: Appointment in English Department, teaching Bleak House as a third-year undergraduate course for credit.
NTUT: May 2016: ‘What is Natural History?: Adorno and Benjamin
NTUT: The work of Bernard Stiegler (lecture to MA class)
National Taiwan University, May 2016: ‘Victorian Philosophies of Furniture’ (paper read to research seminar)
Warsaw University, March 2016: ‘Victorian Philosophies of Furniture’ (lecture to English Studies Reading-group)
Sept 2015: ‘Dante, Eliot, Leavis’ – keynote lecture to the F.R. Leavis and T.S. Eliot Society, Cambridge University, Downing College.
Sept 2015: ‘Why Ruskin Hated Iron’, keynote at Conference at Warsaw University, ‘Queen Anne to Queen Victoria’
March 28 2015: Rochester, Guildhall Museum: Dickens Symposium, talking on Dickens and Turner.
March 13, 2015: St Andrews University: Lecture on Convivio 3, in their Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana series
March 12, 2015: Lecture to Rose Bruford Residential School for Opera (Salford), Ambiguity in Dream-Interpretation: Verdi and Wagner
December 11 2014: Royal Holloway College, London, Victorian Studies Centre: Paper on Ruskin, Turner, and Dickens,
December 4 2014: Paper: ‘On Soliloquy’, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong
December 1: 2014: Paper on Translation, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
November 28-29, 2014: Keynote speaker at NTUT conference on ‘Comedy’
November 27, 2014: NTUT: Paper on The Revenger’s Tragedy (MA class)
November 25 2014: National Taipei University of Technology: ‘Benjamin, Carnival and the ‘Storm of Forgiveness’
November 24 2014: National Taiwan University: Paper on ‘Walter Benjamin and the Problem of Historical Time’ (second version)
October 24 2014: University of Barcelona: Paper on Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
October 20, 2014: St Louis University, Madrid: Paper: ‘Walter Benjamin and the problem of Historical Time’ (first version)
August 31, 2014: Paper on Dickens and Judaism at Kosice, Slovakia (European Society for the Study of English)
July 7-10 2014: Dickens Society Conference, Beziers: ‘Dickens and Cézanne’
April 23-24 2014: Keynote at conference ‘The Long Modernist Novel’, (Dorothy Richardson Society, with the Northern Modernism Seminar and the British Association of Modernist Studies), Birkbeck College, London.
December 6 2013: Keynote at conference ‘Challenger Unbound’, UCL.