Dr Wim Van Mierlo

Contact details

Name:
Dr Wim Van Mierlo
Qualifications:
University of Antwerp (BA, MA) and University of Miami (PhD, 1997)
Position:
Acting Director
Institute:
Institute of English Studies
Location:
The Institute of English Studies School of Advanced Study University of London Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Phone:
020 7862 8675
Email address:
wim.van-mierlo@sas.ac.uk
Website:
http://wim.blogs.sas.ac.uk/

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
English Literature, History of the book, Irish Studies, Manuscript studies, Modernism, Romanticism
Regions:
Europe, Ireland, North America
Summary of research interests and expertise:

I am the Acting Director of the Institute of English Studies, School of Advacend Study.  My research broadly treats the production, transmission and reception of English literary works from 1700 onwards, with a specific focus on the Romantic period, the late nineteenth century, and the early twentieth century (including Modernism).  I have published on James Joyce, T. Sturge Moore, Flann O'Brien, Thomas Pynchon, and W. B. Yeats, and on aspects of textual editing, historical bibliography and book history; modern literary manuscripts, reception history, literary history and canon formation, the study of marginalia, reading notes and writers' libraries; migration and Irish literature, and  historical representations in twentieth-century fiction in English.

I am the Editor of Variants: the Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship. Together with Gail McDonald (Goldsmiths College, University of London, I direct the annual T.S. Eliot International Summer School, and I convene the Textual Scholarship Seminar.

You can also find me on http://twitter.com/wvmierlo and http://sas.academia.edu/WimVanMierlo. I also maintain a blog called MSS -- Modern Manuscript Studies at http://modernmanuscripts.blogspot.com/.

Languages:
Spoken Written
German Intermediate -
French Intermediate -
Other Fluent Fluent
Other: Dutch
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
06-Feb-2014 The Wake as Net

Articles

Co-author: Chrissie Van Mierlo. Published on http://www.herecomeseverybody.net/ by Close and Remote.

13-Sep-2013 The Archaeology of the Manuscript: Towards Modern Palaeography

Chapters

"The Archaeology of the Manuscript: Towards Modern Palaeography", in The Boundaries of the Literary Archives: Reclamation and Representation, ed. by Carrie Smith and Lisa Stead (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 15-29.

01-Jan-2013 Review of the Manuscript of Great Expectations: from the Townshend Collection, Wisbech

Review

Review of the Manuscript of Great Expectations: from the Townshend Collection, Wisbech, Variants 10 (2013): 295-296.

01-Jan-2013 Reflections on Textual Editing in the Time of the History of the Book

Articles

Variants: The Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship 10 (2013): 133-161.

21-Sep-2012 A Biblioteca Particular de Fernando Pessoa/Fernando Pessoa's Private Library (2010). Edição de Jéronimo Pizarro, Patricio Ferrari e Antonio Cardiello. Lisboa: D. Quixote

Review

Pessoa Plural: Revista de Estudas Pessoanes/A Journal of Fernando Pessoa Studies 2 (Fall 2012): http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Portuguese_Brazilian_Studies/ejph/pessoaplural/index.html

28-Jun-2012 W.B. Yeats, Where There is Nothing and the Unicorn from the Stars: Manuscript Materials

Edited Book

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.  (The Introduction to this edition is available from SAS-Space)

01-Jan-2012 “For polemypolity’s sake”: Editing Finnegans Wake — A Consideration and Review

“For polemypolity’s sake”: Editing Finnegans Wake — A Consideration and Review. Review of Finnegans Wake, ed. Danis Rose and John O'Hanlon, Genetic Joyce Studies, 12 (Spring 2012)<http://www.geneticjoycestudies.org/>

01-Jan-2011 Editing the Wake

Review

Review of Finnegans Wake, ed. Danis Rose and John O'Hanlon, James Joyce Literary Supplement, 25.2 (Fall 2011): 6-9.

01-Jan-2011 Review of Our Secret Discipline, by Helen Vendler.

Review

Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen163.1 (2011): 205-207.

01-Jan-2010 “‘I have met you too late’: James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, and the Making of Chamber Music”

Articles

Writing Modern Ireland, ed. by Catherine Paul, special issue of South Carolina Review 43.1(2010), 50-73.

01-Jan-2008 “James Joyce: Author Timeline”

Research aids

The Literary Enccylopedia, The Literary Dictionary Company, Autumn 2008

01-Jan-2007 “James Joyce and Caradoc Evans”

Articles

Genetic Joyce Studies 7 (Spring 2007)

01-Jan-2007 Textual Scholarship and the Material Book

A special issue of Variants: The Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship 6 (2007).

01-Jan-2007 'The Subject Notebook: A Nexus in the Composition History of Ulysses -A Preliminary Analysis'

Articles

Genetic Joyce Studies 7 (Spring 2007)

01-Jan-2006 'The Greater Ireland beyond the Sea: James Joyce, Exile, and Irish Emigration'

Chapters

Joyce, Ireland, Britain. Eds. Andrew Gibson and Len Platt. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006

01-Jan-2006 'Stemmatics, Genetics, and the Genealogy of James Joyce's Later Works'

Chapters

The Evolution of Texts: Confronting Stemmatological and Genetical Methods. Eds. Caroline Macé, Philippe Baret, Andrea Bozzi et al. Pisa, Roma: Institute Editoriali e Poligrafica Internazionale, 2006.

01-Jan-2006 "Ulysses"

Research aids

The Literary Encyclopedia , The Literary Dictionary Company, 18 February 2006.

01-Jan-2006 "Dubliners"

Research aids

The Literary Encyclopedia. The Literary Dictionary Company, 10 April 2006.

01-Jan-2005 "Fred D'Aguiar"

Research aids

Post-War Literatures in English: A Lexicon of Contemporary Authors, Groningen: Martinus Nijhoff, September 2005.

01-Jan-2004 "Samuel Beckett", "Seamus Heaney", "James Joyce"

Research aids

Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Twentieth Century, 1914-2000, ed. John Powell, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004.

01-Jan-2004 Reading Notes (ed.)

Edited Book

Variants: Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship 2/3

01-Jan-2004 The Reception of James Joyce in Europe (eds.)

Edited Book

London: Continuum, 2004.

01-Jan-2004 'Reading W.B. Yeats: The Marginalia of T. Sturge Moore'

Articles

Reading Notes, eds. Dirk Van Hulle and Wim Van Mierlo, Special issue of Variants: Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship 2/3 (2004).

01-Jan-2003 'Pynchon, Postmodernism and Quantification: An Empirical Content Analysis of Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow'

Articles

Language and Literature 12 (February 2003): 27-41 [Co-authors: Luc Herman, Robert Hogenraad].

01-Jan-2002 'Reading Joyce in and out of the Archive'

Articles

Joyce Studies Annual 2002. Ed. Thomas F. Staley. Austin: University of Austin Press, 2002.

01-Jan-2002 "Neutral Auxiliaries and Universal Idioms: Otto Jespersen in 'Work in Progress'"

Articles

James Joyce: The Study of Languages, ed. Dirk Van Hulle, New Comparative Poetics 6, Brussels: PEI/Peter Lang, 2002, 55-70. [Co-author: Erika Rosiers].

01-Jan-2002 'Catholicism, Nationalism, and Exile: Sheed and Ward's Irish Way in VI.B.34'

Articles

Genetic Joyce Studies 2 (Spring 2002), On-line [Co-author: Ingeborg Landuyt]

01-Jan-2001 'Spatial Memory in David Bradley's Chaneysville Incident and Fred D'Aguiar's Dear Future: New Literatures, History, and Literary History'

Articles

Convergences and Interferences: Newness in Intercultural Practices, eds. Kathleen Gyssels, Isabel Hoving and Maggie Bowers, Thamyris/Intersecting: Place, Sex and Race 8, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001.

01-Jan-2001 "Flann O'Brien"

Research aids

Post-War Literatures in English: A Lexicon of Contemporary Authors, Groningen: Martinus Nijhoff, [June] 2001, 1-20

01-Jan-2000 "Tropologie en Geschiedenis in het Werk van de Franse Fotograaf Nadar"

Articles

Obscuur 6.18 (December 2000): 28-37.

01-Jan-1999 'Finnegans Wake and the Question of Histry!?

Articles

Genitricksling Joyce, eds. Sam Slote and Wim Van Mierlo, European Joyce Studies 9, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1999, 43-64.

01-Jan-1999 Genitricksling Joyce (ed.)

Articles

European Joyce Studies 9. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1999

01-Jan-1998 'Indexing the Buffalo Notebooks: Genetic Criticism and the Construction of Evidence'

Articles

Writing Its Own Wrunes For Ever: Essays in Joycean Genetics, eds. Daniel Ferrer and Claude Jacquet, Tusson, France: Du Lérot.

01-Jan-1997 'The Freudful Couchmare Revisited: Contextualizing Joyce and the New Psychology'

Articles

Joyce Studies Annual 1997, ed. Thomas F. Staley, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997.

01-Jan-1994 'Traffic in Transit: Some Spatio-Temporal Elements in Finnegans Wake'

Articles

"Finnegans Wake": Teems of Times, ed. Andrew Treip. European Joyce Studies 4. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1994. 107-17.

01-Jan-1993 'Paul van Ostaijens 'Verkeerde' Wereld: Een Vlaamse Vorm van Sade'

Articles

Er Waart een Spook door 't Huis: 9 Opstellen over Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Ed. Kris Humbeeck, Restant 21.1 (1993): 97-133.

01-Jan-1992 "St. Martin of Tours"

Articles

A Finnegans Wake Circular 7 (1991-92): 29-44.

Additional Publications

Publications available on SAS-space

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Details
WISE - What is Scholarly Editing?

WISE is an AHRC-funded Collaborative Research Skills project led by Dr Wim Van Mierlo at the Institute of English Studies, with Dr Jane Winters (Institute of Historical Research), Dr Anthony Mandal (the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, Cardiff University), and Dr Jason Harding (Department of English, The University of Durham). The aim is to offer a research training in the tools, platforms, theories and methodologies commonly used in scholarly editing — digital and in print. The programme, which will run for 18 months from 1 February 2014, consists of a two-day workshop (offered once each in Cardiff, Durham and London) and a peer seminar that will introduce PGRs and ECRs to the principles and practice of scholarly editing. At the end of the project, a selection from the training materials will be made available in a free, online training module offering an ‘Introduction to Scholarly Editing’.

Current PhD topics supervised:

Dates Details
From: 03-Oct-2011
Until:
Literature as History: Finding Fiction’s Place in the History of the American Midwest by Corntey Napurski

Co-supervised with Professor Iwan Morgan (ISA)

From: 01-Oct-2012
Until:
The Perception of British Literature in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) by Volker Jansen

Co-supervised by Patrick Major, Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading

From: 01-May-2013
Until:
Dislocation: regarding Dante in T.S. Eliot by Carey A. Karmel

.

Available for doctoral supervision: Yes

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS)
International James Joyce Foundation bieannial conference; newsletter; website
Group for Literary Manuscripts and Archives (GLAM) bi-annual meeting; website
T.S. Eliot Society annual meeting; newsletter; website
Association for Archives and Manuscripts in Research Collections (AMARC) annual meeting; newsletter; grants
Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (ITEM) Seminars, Publications

Collaborations:

Name Type Activity Start date End date
The Arrow of Gold - a scholarly edition Research Commissioned scholarly edition for the Cambridge Conrad Edition, co-edited with Robert Hampson (RHUL) 01-Nov-2011
Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
05-Jul-2014 T. S. Eliot International Summer School

Associate Director of the T. S. Eliot International Summer School, which was held at the Institute of English Studies on 5-13 July 2014.

28-Apr-2014 MMSDA: Medieval and Modern Manuscripts in the Digital Age

Member of the organizing team and lecturer at MMSDA: Medieval and Modern Manuscripts in the Digital Age. This 5-day training course (28 April - 2 May 2015) was a collaboration between the Deparment for Digital Humanities at Kings College London, the Institute of English Studies, the Warburg Institute and the Cambridge University, organized under the auspices of DiXiT: Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network funded by Marie Curie Actions under the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme. In addition to coordinating and hosting the programme, I taught the following sessions: "Manuscript Culture (Modern)" and "Modern Palaeography" and facilitated two library visits at Cambridge University Library and Senate House Library.

22-Nov-2013 Variance in textual scholarship and genetic criticism/La variance en philologie et dans la critique génétique

The 10th annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, École Normale supérieure, Paris, 22-24 November 2013.

12-Oct-2013 Vision and Revision in the Manuscripts of William Wordsworth and W. B. Yeats

"Fasioning the Fictive: Literary Creation from Inspiration to Publication, 20th and 21st Century British and Irish Novels, Short Stories and Poems.  An international joint conference EMMA-ITEM, Universite Paul Valery - Montpellier 3, 11-12 October 2013.

28-May-2013 (Re)Presenting texts and things: curation, editing and public engagement

Roundtable presentation at (Re)Presenting the Archive Conference, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, 28 May 2013

06-Jul-2013 T. S. Eliot International Summer School

Executive director of the 5th annual T.S. Eliot International Summer School was held 6-14 July 2013. Delivered a lecture on "Eliot's London" and led a seminar on The Making of the Waste Land.

15-Mar-2013 Writers and their Libraries: an International Conference

This conference held on 15-16 March 2013 at the Institute of English Studies (SAS, University of London)  on the History of Reading brought together scholars working on the private libraries of some of the major literary figures in world literature. The aim of the conference was to explore reading habits, note-taking practices, marginalia and other traces of reading experience and book collecting in a comparative context. At the same time, the conference offered a forum for the discussion of theories and methodologies that underpin this kind of research, as well as the problems and challenges of reclaiming, representing and editing the evidence of reading writers and writing readers from the archive. The Twitter hashtag for this conference was #writerslibs and the blog http://writersandtheirlibraries.wordpress.com/.

16-Mar-2013 Revision in the Margins: T. Sturge Moore and the Social Theory of Reading

Writers and their Libraries: an International Conference, Institute of English Studies, London, 15-16 March 2013

23-Nov-2012 Documenting the Fundamentals

"Editing Fundamentals: Historical and Literary Paradigms in Source Editing", Ninth Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-24 November 2012

25-Jan-2012 The Making of the Waste Land

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Seminar, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 25 January 2012

27-Apr-2012 Unlocking the Literary Heritage: Digital Tools for Analyzing and Interpreting Manuscripts

Words on the Page, and the Meanings Beyond: The Innovative Interpretation of Manuscripts, 26-27 April 2012, The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere

01-Jan-2012 Unlocking the Literary Heritage: Digital Tools for Analyzing and Interpreting Manuscripts

"Unlocking the Literary Heritage: Digital Tools for Analyzing and Interpreting Manuscripts". Paper presented at Words on the Page, and the Meanings Beyond: The Innovative Interpretation of Manuscripts, 26-27 April, 2012, Jerwood Centre, The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere

01-Jan-2012 Transcribing and Editing Documents: Palaeography after 1700

Research training event at the London Palaeography Summer School, 22 June 2012, Institute of English Studies

01-Jan-2012 T.S. Eliot International Summer School

Executive director of the T.S. Eliot International Summer School, 7-15 July 2012, Institute of English Studies

01-Jan-2012 The Making of the Waste Land

Research Training seminar for the T.S. Eliot International Summer School, 7-15 July 2012, Institute of English Studies

09-Jul-2012 “‘These Fragments I Have Shored against my Ruins’: Another Look at the Manuscripts and Typescripts of The Waste Land”

Lecture delivered at the T.S. Eliot International Summer School, 9 July 2012, Institute of English Studies

01-Jan-2012 "What do users of literary archives want, and what obstacles do they perceive exist"

Presentation at the Diasporic Archives network, 7-8 June 2012, University of Reading.

05-Oct-2012 How Eclectic Can You Be? The Cambridge Conrad Edition and Current Textual Theory

St. Mary’s Conrad Colloquia on Textual Studies: Colloquium 3, 5 October 2012, St. Mary's University College, Twickenham (London)

06-Nov-2012 Tracking Creativity in the Archive: Understanding Literary Manuscripts

Archives and Texts Seminar, University of Reading, 6 November 2012

23-Nov-2011 Reflections on Textual Editing in the Time of the History of the Book

Eighth Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, in association with the Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Germanistische Edition on Inter-National and Inter-Disciplinary Aspects of Scholarly Editing, University of Bern, 15-18 February 2012.

01-Jan-2011 Eliot/Pound—Collaborators: Influence and Confluence in The Waste Land

Paper given at 32nd Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society, Paris Institut du Monde Anglophone,
Université Paris III Sorbonne nouvelle, 18–22 July 2011

01-Jan-2011 How to Work with Modern Manuscripts in a Digital Environment — Some Desiderata

Paper given at ‘Digital Resources for Palaeography’ Symposium, Kings College London, 5 September 2011

01-Jan-2011 The Future Perfect of the Book

One-day colloquium, with support from the Book History Research Network, co-organized with Cynthia Johnston, 25 November 2011.

01-Jan-2011 “The Archaeology of the Poem”

Paper given as part of the Dean's Seminar, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

01-Jan-2011 “was it for this”: Unlocking Creativity in the Early Manuscripts of The Prelude

Innovative Interpretation of Manuscripts conference, The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere.

01-Jan-2011 ''I sing whatever is well made': a workshop on W B Yeat's Method of Composition'

Seminar given at King's College London Poetry Reading Group

01-Jan-2011 "T. Sturge Moore: Man of Letters"

Lecture, at SHeLF: Friends of the Senate House Library, University of London.

01-Jan-2011 Modern Literary Manuscripts

Research Training given at London Rare Books School, IES, University of London.

01-Jan-2011 Pound-ing Eliot: Re-assessing The Waste Land Typescripts

24th Ezra Pound International Conference: Erza Pound and London, IES

01-Jan-2011 T. Sturge Moore: Man of Letters

“T. Sturge Moore: Man of Letters”, Lecture for SHelF: Friends of the Senate House Library, 24 May 2011, University of London.

01-Jan-2011 T.S. Eliot International Summer School

Executive director of the 3rd annual T.S. Eliot International Summer School was held 9-16 July 2011. Led a seminar on The Making of the Waste Land.

01-Jan-2010 Walter de la Mare and T. Sturge Moore: Literary Champions (w/ Karen Attar)

Joint Curator (with Karen Attar) of Exhibition at Senate House Library, University of London.

01-Jan-2010 “The Archaeology of the Poem”

Reclamation and Representation: The Boundaries of the Literary Archive conference at University of Exeter

01-Jan-2010 "The T.Sturge Moore Collections at Senate House Library"

Lecture given at Senate House Library, University of London.

01-Jan-2010 "What Texts Are Too Difficult to Edit? A Case Study of Finnegans Wake"

Texts Worth Editing: 7th Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, Pisa.

01-Jan-2010 Palaeography and Post-Palaeography: Manuscripts from the 1st to the 21st Century

Joint Conference Organizer. Conference organized under the auspices of AMARC (w/ Michelle Brown).

01-Jan-2004 '"To Read the Same Book Twice is the Beginning of Wisdom": T. Sturge Moore's Annotated Copies of W. B. Yeats'

'"To Read the Same Book Twice is the Beginning of Wisdom": T. Sturge Moore's Annotated Copies of W. B. Yeats', Innovations in Book History, The White Rose Book History Seminar, University of Leeds, 21 January 2004

01-Jan-2004 "Exile or Emigrant? James Joyce and the Irish Diaspora"

"Exile or Emigrant? James Joyce and the Irish Diaspora", Irish Studies Seminar, University of London, 19 May 2004.

01-Jan-2004 "Jews, Jesus, Weininger, and Words: New NOtes for Ulysses"

"Jews, Jesus, Weininger, and Words: New NOtes for Ulysses", Bloomsday 100, 19th International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, 12-19 June 2004.

01-Jan-2004 "Jews, Jesus, Weininger, and Words: New Notes for Ulysses"

"Jews, Jesus, Weininger, and Words: New NOtes for Ulysses", Bloomsday 100, 19th International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, 12-19 June 2004.

01-Jan-2004 "Biographical Iconographies in Richard Hampton's Carrington"

"Biographical Iconographies in Richard Hampton's Carrington", Back to Bloomsbury, 14th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, University of London, 23-26 June 2004.

01-Jan-2004 "Endogenetic and Exogenetic Criticism: James Joyce's Notes for Ulysses and Finnegans Wake"

"Endogenetic and Exogenetic Criticism: James Joyce's Notes for Ulysses and Finnegans Wake", Textual Critics and Genetics: Confronting Methods, Universite Catholique de Louvain-la-neuve, 1-2 September 2004.

01-Jan-2003 "Postexilic Joyce"

"Postexilic Joyce", The James Joyce Annual Summer School 2003, University College Dublin

01-Jan-2003 "In the Margins: W B Yeats, T. Sturge Moore, and the Patterns of Reading"

"In the Margins: W B Yeats, T. Sturge Moore, and the Patterns of Reading". Dean's Seminar, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 12 November 2003

01-Jan-2003 "James Joyce and the Irish Diaspora", Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education Conference (BAAHE),

"James Joyce and the Irish Diaspora", Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education Conference (BAAHE), University of Ghent, 22 November 2003

Other editing/publishing activities:

Date Details
2013 Variants: the Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship

Variants, the peer-reviewed journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarhip, is published annually. The first number was published in 2002 by Brepols. From the second volume onwards, a double issue (2/3) on Reading Notes, the journal was published in association with Rodopi.

Knowledge transfer activities:

Details
MSS: Modern Manuscript Studies

A blogspot devoted to raising awareness about the relevance of studying modern manuscripts and literary drafts to literary history and the history of the book.

Writers and their Libraries

A blog accompanying the Writers and their Libraries conference at the Institute of English Studies, 15-16 March 2013.

Consultancy & Media
Available for consultancy:
Yes
Media experience:
Yes
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