Christopher GoGwilt, Professor in English, Fordham, is the author of The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya (Oxford, 2011) which won the Modernist Studies Association book prize for 2012; of The Fiction of Geopolitics: Afterimages of Culture from Wilkie Collins to Alfred Hitchcock (Stanford, 2000) and The Invention of the West: Joseph Conrad and the Double-Mapping of Europe and Empire (Stanford, 1995) and published numerous essays and articles in the areas of Victorian studies, modernism, colonialism, and post-colonialism. He is the co-editor of the volume of essays Mocking Bird Technologies: The Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes (Fordham University Press, 2018).
Thirteen Ways of Looking at English
Chris GoGwilt's remarks are tangentially related to two recent and ongoing projects. The first is a volume of critical and experimental essays co-edited with Melanie D. Holm entitled Mocking Bird Technologies: The Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes (Fordham University Press, 2018). The second is a series of essays on the question of romanization, part of a projected booklength project tentatively entitled "The K-Effect: Romanization, Joseph Conrad, and the Timing and Spacing of World Literature." Essays already published on this topic include "Romanization and the Digital Future of Philology" in postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies Vol. 5: 4 (Winter 2014): 428-441; "Conrad's Accusative Case: Romanization, Changing Loyalties, and Switching Scripts" in Conradiana 46: 1-2 (Summer 2014): 53-62; and "Conrad and Romanised Print Form" in Conrad and Language, eds. Katherine Isobel Baxter and Robert Hampson (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016), 117-131.