Roger Luckhurst

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Distinguished Professor

Roger Luckhurst
EducationHull University, University of Sussex
OccupationProfessor in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Distinguished Visiting Professor
EmployerBirkbeck, University of London, Columbia University
Known forEditorship of Oxford World’s Classics series, trauma studies, science fiction
Notable work
The Trauma Question

The Mummy’s Curse: The True Story of a Dark Fantasy

Zombies: A Cultural History

Roger Luckhurst is a British writer and academic. He is Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London and was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Columbia University in 2016.[1] He works on Victorian literature, contemporary literature, Gothic and weird fiction, trauma studies, and speculative/science fiction. Luckhurst is notable for his introductions and editorships to the Oxford World’s Classics series volumes -- Late Victorian Gothic Tales, Dracula, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Portrait of a Lady, H.P. Lovecraft's Classic Horror Tales, King Solomon’s Mines, and The Time Machine -- and for his books on J. G. Ballard (1997), The Invention of Telepathy (2002), Science Fiction (2005) The Trauma Question (2008), The Mummy’s Curse: The True Story of a Dark Fantasy (Oxford University Press, 2012), and Zombies: A Cultural History (Reaktion Press, 2015). He has also written two books for the British Film Institute classic film series on The Shining and Alien.

Luckhurst has written pieces for The Guardian and features for the film journal Sight and Sound and wrote and presented the BBC Radio 4 documentary about mummy curses in 2012. He has been an occasional film reviewer and commentator for the radio programmes Front Row and Free Thinking.[2][3][4][5]

Publications[edit]

  • The Angle Between Two Walls: The Fiction of J. G. Ballard (1997)
  • The Invention of Telepathy, 1870-1901 (2002)
  • Science Fiction (2005)
  • The Trauma Question (2008)
  • The Mummy's Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy (2012)
  • Zombies: A Cultural History (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor Roger Luckhurst". Birkbeck, University of London. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  2. ^ Luckhurst, Roger (2013-10-22). "The gothic horror revival preys on your worst fears". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  3. ^ "Thinking Allowed". BBC Radio 4. The British Broadcasting Corporation. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  4. ^ "True Tales from the Crypt". BBC Radio 4. The British Broadcasting Corporation. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  5. ^ Luckhurst, Roger (2012-04-19). "The Essay: Bram Stoker". BBC Radio 3. The British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2016-01-01.