Dr Sophie Vlacos

  • Lecturer in English Literature post 1900 (English Literature)

Research interests

Research Interests: contemporary literature, Modernism, Continental philosophy, hermeneutics and contemporary critical theory.

Biography: I have a PhD in philosophy from Cardiff University (2011) and joined the School of Critical Studies at Glasgow in 2012. I have taught on a variety of (largely post-1900) courses within English Literature and supervise doctoral theses on a range of contemporary authors and theorists. In 2014 I published a monograph, Ricoeur, Literature and Imagination, with Bloomsbury, about Paul Ricoeur’s philosophy of language and the history of modern literary theory. Parts of this work have been translated into Polish and Italian. I convene the undergraduate courses ‘Writing and Ideology’ and ‘Literary Theory’ and run a research-led postgraduate course on contemporary theory and fiction, entitled ‘Contemporary Realisms’. I also head-up the staff research cluster in Critical Theory.

Recent research activities include the ‘Theory Now’ conference, which I hosted in Glasgow March 2019 and an article for the American studies journal Symbiosis, entitled ‘Freedom and mauvais foi in Eliot and Franzen’ (Fall, 2018).


Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2019

Vlacos, S. (2019) Symbiosis: a Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations [Co-editor]. Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations,

Gair, C. and Vlacos, S. (2019) From Poe to Post-Postmodernism: Symbiosis, 1997–2018. Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, 22(2), pp. 125-145.

2018

Vlacos, S. (2018) Realisms. In: O'Gorman, D. and Eaglestone, R. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction. Series: Routledge companions to literature series. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9780415716048

Vlacos, S. (2018) Responsible individualism and mauvaise foi in middlemarch and freedom. Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, 22(2), pp. 171-195.

Vlacos, S. (2018) Habit. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 174-175. ISBN 9780748637027

Vlacos, S. (2018) Late modernism. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 209-210. ISBN 9780748637027

Vlacos, S. (2018) New criticism. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 259-261. ISBN 9780748637027

Vlacos, S. (2018) Realism. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 315-320. ISBN 9780748637027

2017

Vlacos, S. (2017) Critique and Complexity: Some Challenges to Contemporary Literary Theory. English Association Shared Futures Conference, Newcastle, UK, 05-07 Jul 2017. (Unpublished)

Vlacos, S. (2017) The Hermeneutics of Suspicion; Ricoeur's Ideology and Utopia [Guest Lecture, Fonds Ricoeur, Paris]. Reconsidering Ideology and Utopia 30 Years On, Paris, France, 26-30 Jun 2017. (Unpublished)

Vlacos, S. (2017) The Problem of Other Minds in Doctorow's Homer and Langley. Historical Fiction Conference, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK, 18 Apr 2017. (Unpublished)

Vlacos, S. (2017) British fiction 1930-1945. Year's Work in English Studies, 96, pp. 944-952. (doi:10.1093/ywes/max016) [Book Review]

2014

Vlacos, S. (2014) Ricoeur, Literature and Imagination. Bloomsbury: New York. ISBN 9781441135384

Vlacos, S. (2014) Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer, by Nicholas Davey. Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, 1(2), pp. 241-243. (doi:10.2752/205393214X14083775795113) [Book Review]

2010

Humphreys, R. and Vlacos, S. (Eds.) (2010) Creation, Environment and Ethics. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle. ISBN 9781443825085

Humphreys, R. and Vlacos, S. (2010) Creation, Environment and Ethics. Cambridge Scholars: London. ISBN 9781443825085

This list was generated on Fri Nov 22 07:57:12 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Vlacos, S. (2019) Symbiosis: a Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations [Co-editor]. Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations,

Gair, C. and Vlacos, S. (2019) From Poe to Post-Postmodernism: Symbiosis, 1997–2018. Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, 22(2), pp. 125-145.

Vlacos, S. (2018) Responsible individualism and mauvaise foi in middlemarch and freedom. Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, 22(2), pp. 171-195.

Books

Vlacos, S. (2014) Ricoeur, Literature and Imagination. Bloomsbury: New York. ISBN 9781441135384

Humphreys, R. and Vlacos, S. (2010) Creation, Environment and Ethics. Cambridge Scholars: London. ISBN 9781443825085

Book Sections

Vlacos, S. (2018) Realisms. In: O'Gorman, D. and Eaglestone, R. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction. Series: Routledge companions to literature series. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9780415716048

Vlacos, S. (2018) Habit. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 174-175. ISBN 9780748637027

Vlacos, S. (2018) Late modernism. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 209-210. ISBN 9780748637027

Vlacos, S. (2018) New criticism. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 259-261. ISBN 9780748637027

Vlacos, S. (2018) Realism. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 315-320. ISBN 9780748637027

Book Reviews

Vlacos, S. (2017) British fiction 1930-1945. Year's Work in English Studies, 96, pp. 944-952. (doi:10.1093/ywes/max016) [Book Review]

Vlacos, S. (2014) Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer, by Nicholas Davey. Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, 1(2), pp. 241-243. (doi:10.2752/205393214X14083775795113) [Book Review]

Edited Books

Humphreys, R. and Vlacos, S. (Eds.) (2010) Creation, Environment and Ethics. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle. ISBN 9781443825085

Conference or Workshop Item

Vlacos, S. (2017) Critique and Complexity: Some Challenges to Contemporary Literary Theory. English Association Shared Futures Conference, Newcastle, UK, 05-07 Jul 2017. (Unpublished)

Vlacos, S. (2017) The Hermeneutics of Suspicion; Ricoeur's Ideology and Utopia [Guest Lecture, Fonds Ricoeur, Paris]. Reconsidering Ideology and Utopia 30 Years On, Paris, France, 26-30 Jun 2017. (Unpublished)

Vlacos, S. (2017) The Problem of Other Minds in Doctorow's Homer and Langley. Historical Fiction Conference, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK, 18 Apr 2017. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Fri Nov 22 07:57:12 2019 GMT.

Grants

Grants: Carnegie Research Incentive Grant, ‘Gesture in German Expressionism’, £1,197, 2015.


Supervision

Supervision: I am interested in supervising theses in many aspects of literary studies from the late 19th century onwards and particularly welcome projects with a strong philosophical or theoretical basis.

I currently supervise doctoral theses in the following areas:

Post-Arab Spring literature

W.B Sebald and the model

Theory-fiction and speculative realism

Contemporary literary depictions of Ottoman women

Geocritical readings of migrant fiction


Teaching

Teaching:

Postgraduate
Contemporary Realisms, MLitt course option (convenor)
Core contributions to the MLitt Modernities pathway
Dissertation supervision for Modernities pathway

Honours
Literary Theory (convenor)
Modern Literature 1890-1945
Modern Literature 1945-present day
Dissertation supervision

Pre-Honours
2A Writing and Ideology (convenor)