Dr Matthew Creasy
- Senior Lecturer (English Literature)
His critical edition of Arthur Symons' The Symbolist Movement in Literature was published by Fyfield-Carcanet in 2014 and he is PI for an AHRC-funded network called ‘Decadence and Translation’.
He is currently preparing a critical edition of George Moore’s novel, Confessions of a Young Man for the Jewelled Tortoise, an imprint of the MHRA.
- James Joyce
- The Fin de Siècle
- Children’s Literature
- Periodical Culture
Matthew Creasy joined the School of Critical Studies in 2007, having taught at the Universities of Sheffield, Durham and St Andrews. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and Lincoln College and Christ Church, Oxford. During 2000 he was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University. He completed his doctoral research on James Joyce. Since then, he has published essays and articles on James Joyce, Irish literature, William Empson, T.S. Eliot, Arthur Symons, Decadence and Victorian periodical culture. His recent research concerns the influence of French literature upon the British Fin de siècle and early Modernism.
Matthew is secretary to the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and Vice-Chair of the British Association of Decadence Studies.
Matthew is a member of the University of Glasgow Textual Editing Lab
2018 - AHRC Network ‘Decadence and Translation’
I am currently supervising PhD dissertations on Walter de la Mare; the representation of gender in comics; and China Mieville.
I have successfully supervised PhD dissertations on:
- James Joyce and Non-Euclidean Geometry
- Modern Bildungsroman
- Theology in Victorian Poetry
- The Later Fantasy of E. Nesbit
- Representations of the Aristocracy in Victorian Literature
Matthew Creasy convenes the M.Litt. in Victorian Literature, contributing topic courses on ‘Fictions of Adultery’, ‘Decadence and the Modern’ and ‘Neovictorianism’.
He teaches undergraduate courses on ‘British Children’s Literature’ and ‘James Joyce’ and contributes lectures and classes across a range of courses, from Literary Theory to Victorian Literature and Modern American Literature.