Dr Gregory Tate
Lecturer in English
Qualifications: BA, University of Sheffield (2004), MSt, University of Oxford (2006), D.Phil, University of Oxford (2009)
Phone: Work: 01483 68 3122
Room no: 39 AC 05
Greg Tate joined the School in September 2010, having previously taught at St Anne's College, Oxford and Trinity College, Oxford. His book, The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830-1870, is published by Oxford University Press. His current research project examines the differences between thinking and feeling, and the related differences between the sciences and the arts, as they are represented in nineteenth-century literary and scientific writing.
View Greg's academia.edu profile here.
Follow Greg on Twitter @drgregorytate.
Greg has written a number of blogs on Victorian poetry and contemporary culture. Read some of them here:
- Literature and science from 1800 to the present
- Romantic and Victorian poetry
- Literature and psychology
- Contemporary American fiction
- Holocaust writing
- Literature and the French Revolution
I would welcome applications from research students planning to work on any of my research interests, including students wishing to pursue interdisciplinary work in literature and science or literature and psychology.
I am one of the investigators on the University of Surrey's Creativity Observatory project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's Bridging the Gaps scheme. The interdisciplinary Creativity Observatory interviews scientists, social scientists, humanities academics, and artists in order to examine how practitioners in different disciplines define creativity and understand the creative process.
'Infinite Movement: Robert Browning and the Dramatic Travelogue', Victorian Poetry, forthcoming summer 2014
The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)
See the entry for The Poet's Mind in the Oxford University Press catalogue
Review of John Batchelor, Tennyson: To Strive, to Seek, to Find, Times Literary Supplement (7 December 2012), p. 5
'Arthur Hallam's Fragments of Being', Tennyson Research Bulletin vol. 9, no. 5 (2011), 454-462
Read 'Arthur Hallam's Fragments of Being' on Surrey Research Insight (open access)
‘“My present Past”: Memory and Identity in the Poetry of George Eliot’, in Acts of Memory: The Victorians and Beyond, ed. Ryan Barnett and Serena Trowbridge (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), pp. 73-84
‘Tennyson and the Embodied Mind’, Victorian Poetry vol. 47 (2009), 61-80
Read 'Tennyson and the Embodied Mind' on Surrey Research Insight
‘“A fit person to be Poet Laureate”: Tennyson, In Memoriam, and the Laureateship’, Tennyson Research Bulletin vol. 9, no. 3 (2009), 233-247
Read '"A fit person to be Poet Laureate"' on Surrey Research Insight (open access)
‘George Eliot’s Poetry of the Soul’, George Eliot Review vol. 39 (2008), 18-25
Read 'George Eliot's Poetry of the Soul' on Surrey Research Insight (open access)
I am Programme Director for the BA in English Literature. I teach lectures and seminars and act as module co-ordinator for two second-year modules: 'Radical Subjectivities' and 'Science/Fiction'. I also teach a third-year module on 'Imagination and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Poetry'.
Conferences and Online Journals
Co-organiser of 'Dickens and the Visual Imagination', a two-day conference held at the University of Surrey, Watts Gallery, and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (July 2012).
Co-organiser of ‘Tennyson’s Futures’, a two-day conference held at the University of Oxford and sponsored by Oxford University Press and the British Association for Victorian Studies (March 2009).
Co-founder of Victorian Network, a peer-reviewed online journal which publishes postgraduate research in the field of Victorian studies and which was set up with a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.