We congratulate Michael Whitworth, tutorial fellow in English, who has been awarded the title Professor of Modern Literature and Culture in the University's 2019 Recognition of Distinction exercise. The conferment of the title of full professor recognises contributions in three areas: research, teaching, and good citizenship.
Professor Whitworth's research and teaching focus on modernist literature and its intellectual and social contexts, with a particular focus on the historical interactions of literature and science, and the modernist novelist Virginia Woolf. His books include Einstein's Wake: Relativity, Metaphor, and Modernist Literature (OUP, 2001), and a scholarly edition of Woolf's 1919 novel Night and Day (CUP, 2018). He has also written on concepts of modernism, publishing history, and the Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid.