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First full study of E. M. Forster’s Maurice

20 April 2020

Twenty-First-Century Readings of E. M. Forster’s Maurice book coverCongratulations to Professor Emma Sutton and University of St Andrews alumnus Dr. Tsung-Han Tsai for the publication of Twenty-First-Century Readings of E. M. Forster’s Maurice, the first full-length study to focus on Forster's posthumously published novel and its legacies.

The essays in this collection examine Maurice's changing reception, exemplifying broader disciplinary trends in the construction of queer and modernist canons. New readings are opened up through the exploration of overlooked contexts which range from feminism and politics to Aestheticism, religion, philosophy and allegory. The novel's intertextuality with works by diverse earlier and subsequent writers including John Bunyan, Oscar Wilde, Christopher Isherwood, Alan Hollinghurst and Damon Galgut is also a key feature.

Dr Tsung-Han Tsai was awarded his PhD by the University of St Andrews on E. M. Forster and music, and his monograph on this subject is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. The volume arose from a one day postgraduate symposium organised by Professor Sutton and Dr Tsai and hosted by the School of English's Modern and Contemporary research group.

Contributors to the collection include Joseph Bristow, David Medalie, Finn Fordham, Howard Booth and another University of St Andrews alumna Anna Watson.

Twenty-First-Century Readings of E. M. Forster’s Maurice is published by Liverpool University Press.