WHO’S HERE? A brief introduction to new fellows joining CRASSH this term. Please feel free to contact our fellows and join our weekly Research Practice seminars. Find out more about CRASSH’s Fellowships Programme.
Tom Angier is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town, and a Visiting Fellow at CRASSH until March 2023.
While at CRASSH, he will be working on his new monograph, ‘Natural Perfectionism: A Teleological Theory of Goods’. Its main thesis is that there is such a thing as human nature, and that we can understand the goods of and for humans as perfections or completions of that nature.
Rebecca Anne Barr is a University Lecturer in English, and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. She is is a Crausaz Wordsworth Fellow at CRASSH until March 2023.
Rebecca’s project will read fiction as, and against, moral philosophy to show how eighteenth-century women writers participated in the period’s ‘Great laughter debate’. The project will ask how the philosophy of laughter might look differently if studied in novels by women, and how novels by women read differently when contextualised by philosophy.
Duncan Large is Academic Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, and a Visiting Fellow at CRASSH until June 2023.
Duncan researches widely in translation studies and comparative literature, in modern German literature and thought (especially the work of Friedrich Nietzsche). During his Fellowship at CRASSH Duncan will be working on the project ‘”Lorenz Sterne” in German: Reception and Influence’.
Gianmarco is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Advanced Study (Institute for Languages, Cultures and Societies) at the University of London, and Teaching Fellow in Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Sassari. He is CIRN Intesa San Paolo Visiting Fellow at CRASSH until March 2023.
Gianmarco’s research interests span across different perspectives and methodologies, aiming at investigating the extent to which colonialism affected the making of modern and contemporary Italy, and the countries where Italy acted as a colonial power. During his fellowship at CRASSH, he will be working on a project entitled ‘Italy’s imperial debris. Spaces, objects, memories of an unburied colonial past’.
Rebecca Sugden is a College Lecturer (College Assistant Professor) in French at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge and Early Career Fellow at CRASSH until April 2023.
While at CRASSH, Rebecca will be beginning work on a new book project which explores the stakes of simplicity as an object of social inquiry and literary representation in nineteenth-century France. The project looks to the literary culture of nineteenth-century France to ask wider questions bearing on the roles and responsibilities of the critic.