Biography

Lyndsey Stonebridge writes on twentieth-century literature and history, Human Rights and Refugee Studies, and teaches courses on the History of Human Rights and Literature and Human Rights. She is the lead for the Humanities in Human Rights network (http://www.humanities-human-rights.ac.uk/)

 

All Publications

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Stonebridge, L.

(2016)

‘Inner Emigration’: On the Run with Hannah Rendt and Anna Freud,

in Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism.

Routledge

pp. Chapter 4

ISBN 9781138793897, 9781138793880

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2016)

Education Beyond Metaphor,

in Textual Practice

30

(7)

pp. 1161-1162

Full Text

(Comment/debate)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2015)

Statelessness and the Poetry of the Borderline: André Green, W.H. Auden and Yousif M. Qasmiyeh,

in Textual Practice

29

(7)

pp. 1331-1354

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2014)

The Last of the Just: An Untimely Novel for our Times,

in European Judaism

47

(1)

pp. 26-40

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2014)

‘Hannah Arendt’s Message of Ill-Tidings, Statelessness, Rights and Speech’,

in The Future of Testimony.

Routledge

pp. 113-128

ISBN 854450

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Potter, R., Stonebridge, L.

(2014)

Writing and Rights,

in Critical Quarterly

56

(4)

article no. 1

pp. 1-16

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2013)

'That which you are denying us': Refugees, Rights and Writing in Arendt,

in The Future of Trauma Theory : Contemporary Literary and Cultural Criticism.

Routledge

ISBN 978-0415694599, 0415694590

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2012)

Bomby i róże - pismo lęku w Caught Henry 'ego Greena, trans. Mikołaj Wiśniewski,

in Literatura na Świecie

03-04/2012 (488-489)

pp. 140-168

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2012)

The Perpetrator Occult: Francis Bacon paints Adolf Eichmann,

in Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History

17

(2-3)

pp. 101-120

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2012)

Writing After Nuremberg,

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature.

Edinburgh University Press

pp. 101-10

ISBN 9780748638741

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2011)

The Judicial Imagination: Writing after Nuremburg,

Edinburgh University Press

ISBN 9780748642359, 9780748691258

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2011)

Refugee Style: Hannah Arendt and the Perplexities of Human Rights,

in Textual Practice

25

(1)

pp. 71-85

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2010)

A Love of Beginnings: Henry Moore and Psychoanalysis,

in Henry Moore 2010.

Tate Gallery Britain

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2009)

"What does death represent to the individual?" Psychoanalysis in Wartime,

in differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies

20

(1)

pp. 102-116

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2009)

Arendt's testimony: Judging in a Lawless World,

in New Formations - Summer 2009

67

pp. 78-90

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2008)

Trauma Theory,

in The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the Second World War.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 194-206

ISBN 9780521887557 (hbk), 9780521715416 (pbk)

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2007)

Hearing them Speak: Voices in Wilfred Bion, Muriel Spark and Penelope Fitzgerald (reprint),

in Contemporary Literary Criticism.

Thomson Press

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2007)

Portrait of an Analyst: Adrian Stokes and Melanie Klein,

in The Coral Mind: New Essays on Adrian Stokes.

University of Pennsylvania Press

pp. 151-180

ISBN 9780271029702

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L.

(2007)

The Writing of Anxiety: Imagining Wartime in Mid-century British Culture,

Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 0230013279

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Stonebridge, L., Mackay, M.

(2006)

British Fiction after Modernism: The Novel at Mid-Century,

Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 1403986428

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

My research focuses on twentieth-century literature and history, Human Rights and Refugee Studies. I adopt a question-driven approach, which is why my work draws on the connections between literature, history, politics and, more recently, law. 

My latest book, The Judicial Imagination: Writing after Nuremberg (Edinburgh, 2011, paperback and e-book 2014), took the work of Hannah Arendt as a theoretical starting point in order to think about the relation between law, justice and literature in the aftermath of total war and genocide. The book focused on the work of an extraordinary generation of women writers and intellectuals, including Rebecca West, Martha Gellhorn, Elizabeth Bowen, Dorothy Thompson, Muriel Spark and Iris Murdoch. Writing in the false dawn of a new era of international justice and human rights, these women were drawn to the law because of its promise of justice, yet critical of its political blindness and suspicious of its moral claims.

Arendt’s important arguments about statelessness and human rights form the core of my new project, Placeless People: Rights, Writing and Refugees (forthcoming with OUP). This is a transnational study of how the literature of exile gave way to a more complicated and vexed articulation of statelessness. In 1944 Arendt wrote: 'Everywhere the word 'exile' which once had an undertone of almost sacred awe, now provokes the idea of something simultaneously suspicious and unfortunate.' The book offers an intellectual and literary history of that transition.

My work on psychoanalysis and modern culture also focuses on the effects of war and displacement on the imagination. My books in this field include The Destructive Element (1998), Reading Melanie Klein (with John Phillips, 1998), The Writing of Anxiety (2007) and British Fiction after Modernism (with Marina MacKay, 2007).

I am the co-editor, with Allan Hepburn and Adam Piette, of the Mid-Century Series for Oxford University Press.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • 2010: Visiting Professor, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney.
  • 1997-8: Fellow, Society of the Humanities, Cornell University.
  • Executive Group, Human Rights Consortium, SAS, University of London.
  • Editor, with Allan Hepburn and Adam Piette, Mid-Century Series, Oxford University Press.

Key Responsibilities

Acacemic lead for CHASE, 2010-13

Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research, 2008-2013