Prof. James Corby

Prof. James Corby

Prof. James Corby

 B.A.(Hons)(Melit.),M.A.(Melit.),M.A.(Essex),Ph.D.(Essex)

Associate Professor

Old Humanities Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +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., 2020. Genre Defining: Michael Lackey’s Conversations with Biographical Novelists. https://electronicbookreview.com/essay/genre-defining-michael-lackeys-conversations-with-biographical-novelists/ edn.

CORBY, J. and CALLUS, I., 2020. CounterText: On Its Own Terms. CounterText, 6(1), pp. 33-62.

MENGHAM, R., CALLUS, I. and CORBY, J., 2020. The CounterText Interview: Rod Mengham. CounterText, 6(1), pp. 1-12.

CORBY, J., 2019. Failing to Think: The Promise of Performance Philosophy. Performance Philosophy, 4(2), pp. 576-590.

CORBY, J., 2019. The Post-Literary, Post-Truth, and Modernity. CounterText, 5(1), pp. 33-69.

CORBY, J., 2018. Failing to Think: The Promise of Performance Philosophy. In: T. FISHER and E. KATSOURAKI, eds, Beyond Failure: New Essays on the Cultural Politics and Philosophy of Failure. New York and London: Routledge, .

CORBY, J., 2018. The CounterText Review: Post-Truth and the Post-Literary. Edinburgh University Press The Tun-Holyrood Road, 12 (2f) Jackson's Entry ….

KENNY, K. and CORBY, J., 2018. Screens of Fortune: A Photo-Essay. CounterText, 4(1), pp. 114-127.

MILLER, J.H., CALLUS, I. and CORBY, J., 2018. The CounterText Interview: J. Hillis Miller. CounterText, 4(1), pp. 1-8.

CALLUS, I. and CORBY, J., 2017. Editorial. CounterText, 3(1), pp. v-viii.

CALLUS, I., CORBY, J., RICKS, C., REGAN, S., MIFSUD, I. and CRITCHLEY, S., 2017. B, C, D. CounterText, 3(1), pp. 71-79.

CALLUS, I. and CORBY, J., 2017. The Poetic. EDINBURGH UNIV PRESS THE TUN-HOLYROOD RD, 12 2F JACKSONS ENTRY, EDINBURGH ….

CALLUS, I. and CORBY, J., 2017. 'Thinking Literature Across...', I. EDINBURGH UNIV PRESS THE TUN-HOLYROOD RD, 12 2F JACKSONS ENTRY, EDINBURGH ….

CALLUS, I., CORBY, J., CRITCHLEY, S., REGAN, S., RICKS, C. and MIFSUD, I., 2017. Prelude Abstracts. EDINBURGH UNIV PRESS THE TUN-HOLYROOD RD, 12 2F JACKSONS ENTRY, EDINBURGH ….

CORBY, J., 2017. Disciplining Performance Philosophy: Thinking, Knowledge, Truth. In: S. AQUILINA and M. SARCO THOMAS, eds, Performing Arts: Contemporary Perspectives. Malta: Malta University Press, .

CORBY, J., 2017. The CounterText Review: Ben Lerner's The Hatred of Poetry. CounterText, 3(1), pp. 105-111.

CORBY, J., 2017. Thinking Through Tragedy: Critical Distance and the Law of Genre. Journal for Cultural Research, 21(4), pp. 368-382.

CORBY, J., 2017. The CounterText Review: Ben Lerner's The Hatred of Poetry. Edinburgh University Press 22 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LF UK.

CORBY, J., 2017. Critical distance. Journal for Cultural Research, 21(4), pp. 293-294.

MCGUINNESS, P. and CORBY, J., 2017. The CounterText Interview: Patrick McGuinness. CounterText, 3(1), pp. 1-12.

CORBY, J., 2016. An Island No Man Is: Insularity Without Subjectivity in Coetzee's Foe. In: K. DAUTEL and K. SCHÖDEL, eds, Insularity: Representations and Constructions of Small Worlds. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, .

CRITCHLEY, S. and CORBY, J., 2016. The CounterText Interview: Simon Critchley. CounterText, 2(1), pp. 1-14.

CALLUS, I. and CORBY, J., 2015. Editorial: Countertextuality and the Political. CounterText, 1(1), pp. v-x.

CALLUS, I. and CORBY, J., 2015. Countertextuality and the Political. Edinburgh University Press 22 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LF UK.

CALLUS, I. and CORBY, J., 2015. Toward Countertextuality. EDINBURGH UNIV PRESS THE TUN-HOLYROOD RD, 12 2F JACKSONS ENTRY, EDINBURGH ….

CORBY, J., 2015. E.M. Forster: Muddling Through Italy. Merope, (61-62), pp. 169-187.

CORBY, J., 2015. Emphasising the Positive: The Critical Role of Schlegel’s Aesthetics. In: C. BRADATAN, ed, Philosophy as a Literary Art: Making Things Up. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 103-120.

CORBY, J., 2015. Now: A Post-Romantic Countertextuality of the Contemporary. CounterText, 1(2), pp. 186-206.

CORBY, J. and CALLUS, I., 2015. Editorial: Toward Countertextuality. CounterText, 1(2), pp. v-xi.

CORBY, J., 2015. The Contemporary Quarrel Between Performance and Literature? Reflections on Performance (and) Philosophy. Performance Philosophy, 1(1),.

CORBY, J., 2015. EM Forster: Muddling Through Italy.

MCCARTHY, T., CORBY, J. and CALLUS, I., 2015. The CounterText Interview: Tom McCarthy. CounterText, 1(2), pp. 135-153.

CORBY, J., 2014. Faithful and Disappointing: Reflections on the Idea of Idola. Antae, 1(1), pp. 37-49.

CORBY, J., 2014. Front Lines of Modernism: Remapping the Great War in British Fiction. The European Legacy, 19(4), pp. 497-499.

CORBY, J., 2014. Originary Translation in Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, 25(1), pp. 20-40.

CORBY, J., 2014. Review of David Roberts, The Total Work of Art in European Modernism. The European Legacy, 19(7), pp. 920-922.

CORBY, J., 2014. The Total Work of Art in European Modernism. Routledge.

CORBY, J., 2013. The Hegel Dictionary. The European Legacy, 18(2), pp. 232-233.

CORBY, J., 2013. In medias res, ab initio: Cauchi's Lost Epigraph Trilogy. In: A. CASTIGLIONI, D. CAUCHI and F. MANGION, eds, Dustin Cauchi: The Lost Epigraph Trilogy. Mousse, pp. 12-17.

CORBY, J., 2013. Style is the man: Meillassoux, Heidegger, and finitude. Style in Theory: Between Literature and Philosophy, , pp. 163-86.

CALLUS, I., CORBY, J. and LAURI-LUCENTE, G., 2012. Style in Theory: Between Literature and Philosophy. Bloomsbury Publishing USA.

CORBY, J., 2012. Blake, Yeats, Larkin: Nihilism and the Indifferent Consolation of Post-Romanticism. In: E. DUYAN, ed, New Questions on Literary Criticism. Istanbul: Dakam, .

CORBY, J., 2012. Making Nothing Happen: Yeats, Heidegger, Pessoa, and the Emergence of Post-Romanticism. Humanities, 1(3), pp. 117-144.

CORBY, J., 2012. 'Style is the Man: Meillassoux, Heidegger and Finitude'. In: J. CORBY, IVAN CALLUS and GLORIA LAURI LUCENTE, eds, Style in Theory: Between Literature and Philosophy. New York: Bloomsbury, .

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, 17(7), pp. 948-950.

CORBY, J., CALLUS, I. and LAURI LUCENTE, G., eds, 2012. Style in Theory: Between Literature and Philosophy. New York: Bloomsbury.

CORBY, J., 2011. Fernando Pessoa's Post-Romantic Sense of the World. Comparative and Continental Philosophy, 3(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, 47(1), pp. 16-35.

CORBY, J., 2010. Emphasising the Positive: The Critical Role of Schlegel's Aesthetics. European Legacy, 15(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
  • ENG5069 - Criticism Today: In Theory & Practice - An Advanced Introduction
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