Dr Douglas Field

Senior Lecturer in 20th Century American Lit

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Supervision information

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students in the fields of:
James Baldwin; Beat Writing; British and American avant-garde writing (1950s-1970s), e.g. Jeff Nuttall, Harold Norse, Alexander Trocchi, William Burroughs. While I continue to work on African American literature, mainly in my capacity as one of the editors of the James Baldwin Review, I'd be particularly interested to hear from prospective PhD students who are working on or around the field of the International Underground and avant-garde writing/culture during the long 1960s. 
My recent and current PhD students have worked on, or are working on: Modernism and comics; contemporary lyric poetry; Frank O'Hara; James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Lorraine Hansberry; antiquarian bookshops and Californiana; New Orleans literature and culture; the Harlem Renaissance and DH Lawrence; US gothic literature and finance; Protest, Activism and Counterculture in the Urban United States, 1960-1980; Jeff Nuttall; British counterculture and little poetry mags during the 1960s.

Student Theses

  1. 2020
  2. 'You are white - yet a part of me': D. H. Lawrence and the Harlem Renaissance

    Author: Ryan, L., 1 Aug 2020

    Supervisor: Booth, H. (Supervisor) & Field, D. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  3. Zombies, Spectres, and a 'Great Vampire Squid': Monsterized Capitalism and Financial Fear in American Gothic Fiction

    Author: Bride, A., 1 Aug 2020

    Supervisor: Knight, P. (Supervisor) & Field, D. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  4. 2019
  5. Fistula: A Novel & The Poetics of Coexistence: Frank O'Hara, Assemblage, and the Case for Relational Poetics

    Author: Ogle, N., 31 Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Field, D. (Supervisor) & Leviston, F. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  6. Assembling the Past, Re-imagining the Region: Anglo Collecting of California History and Literature in Los Angeles, c.1900-1930

    Author: Morton, J., 1 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Scott, (Supervisor) & Field, (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  7. New Orleans Exceptionalism in the Cultural Response to Hurricane Katrina

    Author: Massey, P., 1 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Zacek, N. (Supervisor) & Field, D. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  8. 2015
  9. Apart and a Part: Dissonance, Double Consciousness, and the Politics of Black Identity in African American Literature, 1946-1964

    Author: Jones, D., 31 Dec 2015

    Supervisor: Field, D. (Supervisor) & Pearl, M. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd