Lucy Jeffery

Lucy Jeffery

  • Academic title: Postdoc
  • Department: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSV)
  • Email: lucy.jeffery@miun.se
  • Location: Sundsvall
  • Employee in the subject: English

Lucy Jeffery joined the English Subject within the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in June 2020 as Postdoctoral Researcher in English Literature. Prior to this, she was based at the University of Reading where she was Postdoctoral Researcher for the Samuel Beckett Research Centre and Teaching Fellow at the Department of Film, Theatre & Television. Lucy has published on the work of Harold Pinter, Ingeborg Bachmann, Ezra Pound, and Samuel Beckett. Her current research interests are in the political significance in the work of twentieth-century Hungarian author Magda Szabó, as well as in Beckett's interdisciplinary and intermedial creative process. Having worked on two AHRC-funded research projects, she has organised several conferences and symposia in the fields of contemporary performance, Samuel Beckett, and Modernist literature. She is now organising a forthcoming conference scheduled for 7 December 2020 entitled: 'A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change'.

Area of interest

Samuel Beckett
Modernist literature
Interdisciplinary approaches to literature
Intermediality
Ecocriticism
Radio drama
20th century Hungarian literature

Research

Lucy currently has two chapters in press for OUP and EUP on the work of Beckett and the visual arts and Beckett and technology, respectively. Her interviews with the composer Tim Parkinson and playwright Natasha Gordon were published in 2020. She is now working on the political significance of Magda Szabó's novels and on the tradition of the literary walk.

Teaching and tutoring

The Study of Literature in English Speaking Countries

Other information

Chapters in Edited Collections 

'Words and Music "or some other trouble": Vaguening on the Airwaves' in Beckett and Technology eds. Einat Adar, Galina Kiryushina, and Mark Nixon (Edinburgh: EUP, 2020) (in press)

‘Chapter 11: Collective Responsibility in Ingeborg Bachmann and Hans Werner Henze’s Radio Drama The Cicadas in Radio Art and Music: Culture, Aesthetics, Politics, eds. Jarmila Mildorf and Pim Verhulst (Minneapolis: Lexington Books, 2020), pp. 185-205: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Radio_Art_and_Music.html?id=9V8SzQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y 

Articles in Journals

'Palliative Care and the Dance of Death in Harold Pinter's Moonlight', The Harold Pinter Review, 5.1 (2021) (in press) 

‘A Metatopographic Reading of Magda Szabó’s Abigail as a Response to the Treaty of Trianon’, Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, 48.3 (2021) (in press)   

'Magda Szabó: Finding Home in the Homeland in Post-1956 Hungary', SIC - Journal of Literature, Culture, and Literary Translation, 11.3 Changing Pieces (2020), 1-23. DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.15291/sic/1.11.lc.6

Natasha Gordon in Conversation with Lucy Jeffery: “it was around 7.27pm that suddenly diversity walked through the door”’, ArtsPraxis, 7.2b (2020), 26-52. Access here

'An Interview with Tim Parkinson', Journal of Beckett Studies, 29.2 (2020), 249-260. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3366/jobs.2020.0314 

'Ezra Pound and Constantin Brancusi: sculptural form and the struggle to "make it cohere"', Word & Image, 36.3 (2020), 237-247.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02666286.2019.1700450

‘“An Old Hullo Out of the Dark”’: Radio echoes between Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (2020) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2020.1778322 

‘Pinter as Poet, Pinter as Politician’, The Harold Pinter Review, 4.1 (2020), 20-35.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5325/haropintrevi.4.1.0020

‘Music in Samuel Beckett’s radio play Embers: ‘I shouldn’t be hearing that!’, Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, 16.2 (2018), 173-184. 
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/rjao.16.2.173_1 

‘Samuel Beckett’s brush with the other Mitchell: Painterly Techniques in ‘One Evening’’, Journal of Beckett Studies, 27.2 (2018), 175-192.
DOI:
 https://doi.org/10.3366/jobs.2018.0235 

‘Samuel Beckett’s use of color in Company: Blue’, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, 20. 4 (2018), 507-527. 
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5325/intelitestud.20.4.0507

‘Bridging Music and Language in Samuel Beckett’s Ghost Trio and Nacht und Träume’, Durham Postgraduate English Journal, 32 (Spring, 2016) 

Book and Theatre Reviews

‘Review: Beckett’s Creatures: Art of Failure After the Holocaust by James Anderton’, The Harold Pinter Review, 4.1 (2020), 128-132. 
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5325/haropintrevi.4.1.0128

‘Beckett's Imagination Dead Imagine, directed by Michael Roth, performed by Quartet Nouveau', Journal of Beckett Studies, 28.2 (2019), 255-259. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3366/jobs.2019.0274

‘Beckett Chamber Music Series - Words and Music, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin', Journal of Beckett Studies, 28.1 (2019), 113-124. 
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3366/jobs.2019.0258

Samuel Beckett and Contemporary Art, eds. Robert Reginio, David Houston Jones and Katherine Weiss Review’, Journal of Beckett Studies, 27.2 (2018), 270-274. 
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3366/jobs.2018.0242 

'Beckett Week at Reading: Beckett & Politics Conference, University of Reading, 3-4 November 2016', The Beckett Circle, Autumn 2016: 
https://samuelbeckettsociety.org/2016/12/12/the-beckett-circle-autumn-2016-issue-now-online/ 

Extra contact information

Link to conference webpage:

https://www.miun.se/mot-mittuniversitetet/Organisation/institutioner/hsv/vara-amnen/Amnen_engelska/online-conference-7-december-2020/

Publications

Articles in journals

Jeffery, L. (2020). An Interview with Tim Parkinson. Journal of Beckett Studies, vol. 29: 2, pp. 249-260.  

Jeffery, L. (2020). ‘An Old Hullo Out of the Dark’ : Radio Echoes between Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, vol. 40: 3, pp. 516-532.  

Jeffery, L. (2020). Ezra Pound and Constantin Brancusi : sculptural form and the struggle to "make it cohere". Word and Image, vol. 36: 3, pp. 237-247.  

Jeffery, L. (2020). Magda Szabó : Finding Home in the Homeland in Post-1956 Hungary. SIC - Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation, vol. 11: 3, pp. 1-23.  

Jeffery, L. (2020). ‘Natasha Gordon in Conversation with Lucy Jeffery: “it was around 7.27pm that suddenly diversity walked through the door”’. ArtsPraxis, vol. 7b, pp. 26-52.  

Jeffery, L. (2020). Pinter as Poet, Pinter as Politician. The Harold Pinter Review, vol. 4: 1, pp. 20-35.  

Jeffery, L. (2018). Music in Samuel Beckett’s radio play Embers: 'I shouldn’t be hearing that!'. Radio Journal, vol. 16: 2, pp. 173-184.  

Jeffery, L. (2018). Samuel Beckett’s use of color in Company: Blue. Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, vol. 20: 4, pp. 507-527.  

Chapters in books

Jeffery, L. (2020). Collective Responsibility in Ingeborg Bachmann and Hans Werner Henze’s Radio Drama The Cicadas. In Radio Art and Music : Culture, Aesthetics, Politics. Minneapolis : Lexington Books.