Jamie Christopher Callison

Førsteamanuensis Fakultet for lærerutd., kunst og kultur
+47 75 51 77 92
Bodø, Hovedbygning E309

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PhD English Literature, University of Bergen & University of Northampton (2016)

PGCE Secondary English, Institute of Education, University College London (2012)

MA Theology, Heythrop College, University of London (2011)

MA English, Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2007)

Previous Academic Appointments:

Associate Professor, Nord University (2017-Present)

Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regent's Park College, University of Oxford (2015-16).

Visiting Scholar, Editorial Institute, University of Boston (2014-2015)

Assistant Professor, University of Bergen (2013-14)


My expertise is in twentieth-century British and American literature in English, and I have particular interests in literature and twentieth-century culture, religion and literature, poetry in performance, and the modernist archive.


I am course convenor for Epic Poetry after 1900 (ENG2004-1) and Research and Writing (ME120L). The first focuses on three modern productions of epic proportions: T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets (1943), H.D.'s Helen in Egypt (1961) and Derek Walcott's Omeros (1990), and asks students to explore the revival of oral traditions in recent poetry, the modern revisiting of the classical past, and the idea of the post-colonial epic. The second introduces students to the form and practice of literary criticism and to a range of theoretical approaches to the study of literature. Additionally, I teach early twentieth-century literature as part of American Studies (SP172L) and modernist and contemporary literature as part of British Studies (SP171L), alongside literary nonsense, fantasy and the graphic novel.


My work on modernism & religion has been published in journals such as Literature and Theology, Modernist Cultures and ELH. I also have co-edited a critical edition unpublished book-length poem, The Grail Mass (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018) by the modernist poet and painter, David Jones.

I have two projects underway. The first is a monograph under contract with Edinburgh University Press in their 'Modernist Cultures' series. It is entitled Modernism and Religion: Poetry and the Rise of Mysticism. This project seeks to develop a new language for talking about a range of interactions between institutional religion and modernism, and to challenge scholarly reliance upon terms like dogma, hierarchy and orthodoxy.

The second project makes use of an audio archive, the British Council's The Poet Speaks series, which consists of 180 interviews with and readings by contemporary British poets conducted between 1960 and 1972. This will issue in an edition of the previously unpublished interviews and a monograph on poetry in performance.