Dr Sophie Vlacos

  • Lecturer in English Literature post 1900 (English Literature)

telephone: 0141 330 5148
email: Sophie.Vlacos@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

 Research Interests:

  • Post-1900 literature
  • Continental philosophy
  • Philosophical aesthetics and hermeneutics
  • European modernisms
  • Contemporary American literature
  • Theories of realism

Background
I joined Glasgow University in 2012 and was made a permanent member of staff in 2013. Prior to this, I taught philosophy at Cardiff University, where I also completed my PhD in philosophical aesthetics.
I have recently published my first monograph, Ricoeur, Literature and Imagination (Bloomsbury, 2014), a study of Paul Ricoeur’s relationship to French and German literary theory and poetics in the 20th century.  
I teach modern and contemporary literature and convene the level three course in literary theory.


Recent Activities
Jonathan Franzen and Contemporary Realisms Conference, Glasgow University, March 2013
Infinite Jest reading group


Teaching

2013-2014

Postgraduate
MLitt Modernities

Honours
Convenor, Literary Theory
Modern Literature 1890-1945
Modern Literature 1945-present day
Dissertation supervisor

Pre-Honours
1A Poetry and Poetics


Additional Information

Recent Activities
Jonathan Franzen and Contemporary Realisms Conference, Glasgow University, March 2013
Infinite Jest reading group


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2010
Number of items: 20.

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.

Vlacos, S. (2019) From Middlemarch to St Paul: freedom and mauvaise foi in Eliot and Franzen. Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations, (In Press)

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, (Accepted for Publication)

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]

2016

Vlacos, S. (2016) Jonathan Franzen and the Pathos of Objects. What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English - 4th Biennial International Conference, University of Lincoln, UK, 27-30 June 2016. (Unpublished)

2015

Vlacos, S. (2015) Contemporary Realism and the Problem of Periodization. In: After Postmodernism? Contemporary American Culture and the Problem of Periodization, Mainz, Germany, 17-19 Sep 2015, (Unpublished)

Vlacos, S. (2015) Paul Ricoeur and Literary Theory. International Conference on Paul Ricoeur, Krakow, Poland, 19-22 May 2015. (Unpublished)

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 Wed Apr 24 20:13:44 2019 BST.
Number of items: 20.

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. (2019) From Middlemarch to St Paul: freedom and mauvaise foi in Eliot and Franzen. Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations, (In Press)

Vlacos, S. (2018) Responsible individualism and mauvaise foi in middlemarch and freedom. Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, (Accepted for Publication)

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)

Vlacos, S. (2016) Jonathan Franzen and the Pathos of Objects. What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English - 4th Biennial International Conference, University of Lincoln, UK, 27-30 June 2016. (Unpublished)

Vlacos, S. (2015) Paul Ricoeur and Literary Theory. International Conference on Paul Ricoeur, Krakow, Poland, 19-22 May 2015. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Vlacos, S. (2015) Contemporary Realism and the Problem of Periodization. In: After Postmodernism? Contemporary American Culture and the Problem of Periodization, Mainz, Germany, 17-19 Sep 2015, (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Wed Apr 24 20:13:44 2019 BST.