The Department hosted Professor James Corby from the University of Malta on Thursday, 17 March. Professor Corby presented a compelling paper, titled “An Island No Man Is: Insularity Without Subjectivity in Coetzee’s Foe”.
James Corby is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English at the University of Malta, where he lectures on literary theory, poetry, contemporary fiction, and philosophy. He is the founding co-editor of CounterText: A Journal for the Study of the Post-Literary, which is published by Edinburgh University Press and is now in its eighth year of continuous publication. He is also a founding member of the Futures of Literature Network, a research network based in Malta. He has published widely on literature, and philosophy, including articles on romanticism, modernism, the post-literary, phenomenology, performance, politics, and contemporary literature. He co-edited Style in Theory: Between Literature and Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2013) with Ivan Callus and Gloria Lauri-Lucente, and edited a special issue of the Journal for Cultural Research on ‘Critical Distance’ (Taylor & Francis, 2017).