Tim Morris

(01382) 384978
Lecturer in English



Tim Morris joined the University of Dundee in 2005, following research and teaching at Cambridge University. He completed his Ph.D. there in 2001, on the longer poetry of Wallace Stevens and the relations between poetic and critical writing. This project was published as Wallace Stevens: Poetry and Criticism in 2006. Between 2001 and 2005 he worked as a Tutor in English for Gonville and Caius, Queen's, Clare, Magdalene and Robinson Colleges and as an Associate Tutor at the University of East Anglia.

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Tim Morris's research interests include:

  • American Transcendentalism;
  • The formation of US literary identity 1830-1865;
  • Transatlantic Modernism in poetry;
  • British and Irish poetry from 1945;
  • The theory of the avant-garde;
  • Joyce and Beckett;
  • Codes and secrecy in British poetic history.

He is interested in receiving research proposals in any of the above subject areas.

AHRC funded studentships are available in his research area - more details




Wallace Stevens: Poetry and Criticism (Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2006), xxvii + 209 pp.

Articles & Book Chapters

Morris, Tim, ‘Cowley’s Lemmon: Secrecy and Interpretation in The Mistress’, English, 60:228 (2011), 21-41

'Counterstrokes: Review of Word is Born, by Michael Kindellan and Reitha Pattison', Jacket Magazine, 31 (October 2006),http://jacketmagazine.com/31/morris-deborn.html

'Stevens and Croce: Varieties of Lyrical Intuition', Wallace Stevens Journal, 25:2 (Autumn 2001), 233-253

'A Review of Keston Sutherland's Mincemeat Seesaw', Jacket Magazine, 8 (July 1999), http://jacketmagazine.com/08/morr-r-suth.html

Poetry and Fiction

'Great Street Checkout', BRAND 06, Spring/Summer 2010, pp. 43-45.

'Deuce', Bad Press Serials Version 5, ed. by Jow Lindsay (London: Bad Press, 2007), pp. 4-6.

'Bum Epic', Bad Press Serials Version 1, ed. by Jow Lindsay, Marianne Morris & Jonathan Stevenson (London: Bad Press, 2005), pp. 21-33.

'From London, England' and 'Yogurt', Poetry Review, 94(4) (Winter 2005), pp. 49-50.

'Dramatis Personae', Jacket Magazine, 20 (December 2002).

The Day of the Hangings, illustrated by Will Kellar (privately printed, 2002).

INSCRIPTIONS. Three poetry texts for collaborative exhibition with Tarvo Hanno Varres (photographer) and the Front Design Collective, Tallinna Linnagaleriis, Estonia, March 2000.

'If You're Going Anyway' and 'Antonin', Cambridge Conference of Contemporary Poetry Review, ed. by Kevin Nolan (Cambridge 2000).

Ex Nihilo (privately printed, 1999).

Two Poems (privately printed, 1999).

Diagnostic (Cambridge: Barque Press, 1999).


June 2005: Recorded poems for Brunel Archive of Contemporary Experimental Writing, 'The Archive of the Now'. This Archive seeks to collect, protect, and, through various routes, study the work of a range of experimental poetry and prose. In its initial phase it will concentrate on the archiving of innovative work of an ephemeral nature: chapbooks, self-published materials, dedicated small press publications, little magazines, broadsides and web-based writing. This project will offer scholars a unique opportunity to explore and develop archival standards and practices for new media, and generate a number of possibilities for collaboration with related centres elsewhere.

December 2004: Cambridge Series, English Faculty, Cambridge University.

January 2004: Poetry Summit, King's College, Cambridge.

July 2003: 'Total Writing London', Camden People's Theatre, London.

Dec. 2001: Interpreter for Russian poet Dimitry Prigov, London.

April 2000: The 10th Cambridge Conference of Contemporary Poetry, Trinity College, Cambridge.