Dr James Corby

Dr James Corby

Dr James Corby


Senior Lecturer

Old Humanities Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2613
My background is in both English Literature and Philosophy, and my lecturing and research tend to reflect this. I’m the founding co-editor, with Ivan Callus, of CounterText, published by Edinburgh University Press, and a founding member of the Futures of Literature Network. Right now I’m particularly interested in tragedy, indifference, performance, and the idea of the post-literary.
  • Romantic and Modernist Aesthetics
  • Literary Theory
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Literature and Philosophy
  • Phenomenology

Corby, J. 2015, "Now: A Post-Romantic Countertextuality of the Contemporary", CounterText, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 186-206.

Corby, J. 2015, "The Contemporary Quarrel Between Performance and Literature? Reflections on Performance (and) Philosophy", Performance Philosophy, vol. 1, no. 1.

Corby, J. 2014, "Originary Translation in Cormac McCarthy's The Road", Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 20-40.

Corby, J. 2012, "Making Nothing Happen: Yeats, Heidegger, Pessoa, and the Emergence of Post-Romanticism", Humanities, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 117-144.

Corby, J. 2012, "'Style is the Man: Meillassoux, Heidegger and Finitude'" in Style in Theory: Between Literature and Philosophy, eds. J. Corby, Ivan Callus & Gloria Lauri Lucente, Bloomsbury, New York.

Corby, J. 2012, "Women Write Back: Strategies of Response and the Dynamics of European Literary Culture, 1790-1805. By Stephanie M. Hilger", The European Legacy, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 948-950.

Corby, J., Callus, I. & Lauri Lucente, G. (eds) 2012, Style in Theory: Between Literature and Philosophy, Bloomsbury, New York.

Corby, J. 2011, "Fernando Pessoa's Post-Romantic Sense of the World", Comparative and Continental Philosophy, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 165-181.

Corby, J. 2011, "The Audacity of Hope: Locating Kushner's Political Vision in Angels in America", Forum for Modern Language Studies, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 16-35.

Corby, J. 2010, "Emphasising the Positive: The Critical Role of Schlegel's Aesthetics", European Legacy, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 751-768.

  • ENG2273 - Contemporary Drama
  • ENG3051 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Ideas and Concepts
  • ENG3052 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Readings, Interpretations, Applications
  • ENG3173 - British Poetry after 1945
  • ENG3273 - An Introduction to Twentieth Century American Poetry
  • ENG5052 - Writing the Mediterranean
  • ENG5069 - Criticism Today: In Theory & Practice - An Advanced Introduction