James Bainbridge teaches and researches in eighteenth and twentieth-century literature. He is particularly interested in the influence of theology and natural sciences on the literature of the long-eighteenth century, narrative poetry, the work of Ezra Pound and Martin Heidegger, and emergent sexual identities in the twentieth century. He has published on George Crabbe and is currently writing a biography of the Birkenhead-born poet A.S.J. Tessimond. He is the literature convenor for the University's Go Higher programme.
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- 'Deviancy and Categorisation in the writing of A.S.J. Tessimond' (Invitation to Speak, University of Lincoln, Conference on Crime and Deviance in 20th Century Britain 2014)
- 'Blind in my mask and tripped by my disguises': deception in the writing of A.S.J. Tessimond (Invitation to Speak, Mansfield College, Oxford; 1st Global Conference: Deception 2014)
- 'Re-writing the impossible: revisions in the poetry and journal of A.S.J. Tessimond' (Invitation to Speak, International Joint Conference (EMMA, ITEM) Fashioning the Fictive: Literary Creation from Inspiration to Publication 2013)
- '"The bird, the fox, the quarry, the kill": self-erasure and anonymity in the works of Tessimond' (Invitation to Speak, King's College London 2nd Annual Comparative Literature International Conference 2013)
- 'A.S.J. Tessimond: The Unnoticeable Man', Tertulia series (Invitation to Speak, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol 2011)