Guy Cuthbertson

Guy Cuthbertson

I am a Professor, and Associate Dean, Subject Lead for English and Head of the School of Humanities, at Liverpool Hope University.  My wife Caroline Crampton and I live on the Wirral, along with Morris our Clumber spaniel.  Caroline’s new book is A Body Made of Glass.


I studied at St Andrews University (first-class MA, with the Class Medal, the Rutherford Prize and the Wyatt-Fenty Prize) and then at The Queen’s College, Oxford University (M.Phil and D.Phil, both funded by the AHRC).  I have held lectureships at Oxford (St Edmund Hall and Merton), Swansea, Brighton and London (Queen Mary) as well as a teaching fellowship at St Andrews.  I was a Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellow at NUI Galway during 2015-16, and an Ernest Walder Memorial Scholar at Gladstone’s Library during 2017.  I gave the British Academy’s Chatterton Lecture on Poetry in November 2018.
Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, was published by Yale University Press in October 2018 (£18.99 in hardback).  My biography of Wilfred Owen was published by Yale University Press in 2014 and then in paperback in October 2015.
I am a General Editor, with Lucy Newlyn, of the six-volume Oxford University Press edition of Edward Thomas’s prose, and I have edited the first two volumes: Autobiographies was published in March 2011, and then England and Wales (co-edited with Lucy Newlyn) was published in November that year.  I am now editing the sixth volume, Pilgrimages.
I have written a number of articles and chapters on Edward Thomas, most recently a chapter on Edward Thomas for A Cambridge History of World War One Poetry.  I have also co-edited, with Lucy Newlyn, a successful anthology called Branch-Lines: Edward Thomas and Contemporary Poetry (Enitharmon, 2007).
External Examining: Edge Hill University; Royal Holloway, University of London (PhD); University of Exeter (PhD); University of Durham (PhD).
I have made a number of appearances on national and regional television and radio, and in the past few years I have given talks about the First World War at a wide range of places (literary festivals, bookshops, museums, schools, libraries, churches, universities, arts centres, a cinema, a pub).


Two interviews with me:

Five Books 

Stromness Books