Professor Tim Kendall



My principal area of research is twentieth-century poetry. Recent publications and broadcasts include Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology (Oxford University Press, October 2013) and a 1-hour arts documentary, Ivor Gurney: The Poet who Loved the War (BBC4, 2014;

With Philip Lancaster, I am editing Gurney's complete literary works in three volumes for OUP. I have also edited the 6th edition of the Norton Anthology of Poetry alongside Mary Jo Salter and Margaret Ferguson (February 2018). For Oxford University Press I am editing Poetry of the Second World War (forthcoming 2019).

My current book project is a study of William Golding.

Having developed the idea with the director Clive Flowers, I am the producer of a documentary on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. This is being filmed in early 2018 for broadcast by BBC2 in June 2018.

I am the recipient of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, which wll run until September 2018.