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Professor Julian Wolfreys

Biography

Julian Wolfreys is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Studies in Literature at the University of Portsmouth. Author and editor of over forty books, his most recent publication is Haunted Experience: Being, Loss, Memory (Triarchy Press),and he is at present completing work on a book about Englishness, melancholy, memory and place in the 21st century. Another book project concerns the authors Günter Grass, Pawel Huelle, and Stefan Chwin, and examines regional identities and the discourse of modernity. Having completed and published two collections of poetry (Draping the Sky for a Snowfall & The Grand European Bestiary / Wielki Bestiariusz europejski) and a novel (Silent Music) in the past three years, Wolfreys has recently completed a second novel set in Dorset and California in the nineteenth century, entitled The Farcical Tragedy of Hugo del Fuego and is working on a third volume of poetry. Julian is also a musician, working as a solo performer and as part of a duo, Stupidity, who are recording a CD, titled Dust, due for release at the end of spring this year.

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