Professor Tim Kendall



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I have three current and overlapping research interests: twentieth-century poetry, archives, and William Golding. 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; I was the producer of a BBC2 documentary on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, broadcast in August 2018.

With Philip Lancaster, I am editing Ivor Gurney's complete literary works in five volumes for OUP; volume 1 is currently in press for publication in February 2020. I have also edited the 6th edition of the Norton Anthology of Poetry alongside Mary Jo Salter and Margaret Ferguson (February 2018). I am currently editing Poetry of the Second World War (forthcoming from OUP, 2020), and the correspondence between William Golding and his Faber editor, Charles Monteith.

I was the recipient of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, which ran until September 2018.

I have been Head of Department, Director of Research, and Head of Impact. From January until July 2019, I was Academic Director of Arts & Culture for the university. In July, I started a new role as Academic Director of Special Collections.