Professor Sue Vice
School of English
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I wrote my DPhil on Malcolm Lowry´s Under the Volcano, and worked at the publishers Basil Blackwell before coming to Sheffield in 1989.
More recently I have developed my enthusiasm for cinema-going into teaching film courses, and in 1993 I completed an MA in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University.
I have been interested in representations of the Holocaust for many years, and have developed this into teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, as well as several books on Holocaust literature and film. Between 2007 and 2011, I was Head of the School of English.
- Research interests
I am influenced by the work of Mikhail Bakhtin and my research background is in the work of Malcolm Lowry. My publications in the field of literary theory include Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Reader (1996) and Introducing Bakhtin (1997).
In relation to the Holocaust, I have written about such subjects as novels, in Holocaust Fiction (2000), children´s perspectives, Children Writing the Holocaust (2004), Claude Lanzmann’s classic film Shoah (a BFI Modern Film Classics volume in 2011), and, with Jenni Adams, have edited a volume entitled Representing Perpetrators in Holocaust Literature and Film (2013). book, Textual Deceptions (2014), is on the topic of false memoirs and literary hoaxes. My longstanding engagement with representation of memory has prompted my more recent investigation of the literature of memory-loss and dementia.
My interest in film and television archives led to my 2009 book Jack Rosenthal, and, with David Forrest, Barry Hines: ‘Kes’, ‘Threads’ and Beyond (2017). I have a British Academy Senior Fellowship (2019-20) to write a study of the outtake footage from Lanzmann’s documentary Shoah.
- Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond. Manchester University Press.
- Textual Deceptions: False Memoirs and Literary Hoaxes in the Contemporary Era. Edinburgh University Press.
- Representing Perpetrators in Holocaust Literature and Film. Vallentine Mitchell.
- Shoah. British Film Institute.
- Jack Rosenthal. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
- Holocaust fiction. London: Routledge.
- Introducing Bakhtin. Manchester University Press.
- Memory thieves? Representing dementia in Holocaust literature. English Language Notes, 57(2), 114-126. View this article in WRRO
- Jews and Muslims in contemporary British fiction: Claire Hajaj’s Ishmael’s Oranges and Jemma Wayne’s Chains of Sand. Jewish Culture and History, 20(3), 220-233.
- ‘Beyond words’: representing the ‘Holocaust by bullets’. Holocaust Studies, 25(1-2), 88-100.
- British representations of the camps. Holocaust Studies, 22(2-3), 303-317.
- Inventing the eyewitness: Araki Yasusada and Jiri Kajanë. Textual Practice, 29(7), 1375-1394.
- Translating the self: False holocaust testimony. Translation and Literature, 23(2), 197-209.
- Exploring the Fictions of Perpetrator Suffering. Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies, 2(1-2), 15-25.
- Generic hybridity in Holocaust cinema. Short Film Studies, 4(2), 199-202.
- Shadows Walking. The European Legacy, 18(5), 678-680.
- Claude Lanzmann’s Einsatzgruppen Interviews. Holocaust Studies, 17(2-3), 51-74.
- Journal of British Cinema and Television Volume 8.2 . 2011 Exploring Television Archives Introduction. J BRIT CINE TELEV, 8(2), 171-174.
- Barry Hines' Unproduced Miners' Strike Plays: An Archival Study. J BRIT CINE TELEV, 8(2), 204-217.
- Multiculturalism and the Jews. WASAFIRI, 24(1), 79-80.
- Holocaust testimony and poetry.
- Children’s Voices and Viewpoints in Holocaust Literature. Holocaust Studies, 11(2), 11-24.
- Trauma, Postmodernism and Descent: Contemporary Holocaust Criticism in Britain. Holocaust Studies, 11(1), 99-118.
- In memoriam: Bryan Burns (1945–2000). Immigrants & Minorities, 21(1-2), 1-9.
- Binjamin Wilkomirski's Fragments and Holocaust Envy: 'Why wasn't I there, too?'. Immigrants and Minorities, 21(1-2), 249-268.
- Intemperate climate: Drinking, sobriety, and the American literary myth. AM LIT HIST, 11(4), 699-709.
- APPARENTLY INCONGRUOUS PARTS - THE WORLDS OF LOWRY,MALCOLM - TIESSEN,P. ESSAYS CAN WRIT(48), 105-110.
- DIALOGISM - BAKHTIN AND HIS WORLD - HOLQUIST,M. NOTES QUERIES, 39(2), 255-256.
- 'MEMORY AND DESIRE' - APPIGNANESI,L. TLS-TIMES LIT SUPPL(4607), 20-20.
- CONTEMPORARY LITERARY-THEORY - ATKINS,GD, MORROW,L. NOTES QUERIES, 38(2), 278-279.
- POETRY, NARRATIVE, HISTORY - KERMODE,F. NOTES QUERIES, 38(2), 274-275.
- LOWRY,MALCOLM - BAREHAM,T. NOTES QUERIES, 37(2), 240-241.
- PECULIAR LANGUAGE - LITERATURE AS DIFFERENCE FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO JOYCE,JAMES - ATTRIDGE,D. NOTES QUERIES, 37(1), 133-134.
- LOWRY,MALCOLM 'UNDER THE VOLCANO' - A CASEBOOK - BOWKER,G. NOTES QUERIES, 37(1), 125-126.
- ‘Never forget’: fictionalising the Holocaust survivor with dementia. Medical Humanities.
- Kes: from page to screen In Mayne L, Petrie D & Williams M (Ed.), Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered Edinburgh University Press
- View this article in WRRO The Anxiety of Imagination: Intertextuality in Novels of the Sonderkommando In Chare N & Williams D (Ed.), Testimonies of Resistance Representations of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Sonderkommando (pp. 230-246). New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books.
- Screening South Yorkshire: The Gamekeeper and Looks and Smiles In Mazierska E (Ed.), Heading North: The North of England in Film and Television (pp. 113-132). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Witnessing complicity in English and French: Tatiana de Rosnay's Sarah's Key and Elle s'appelait Sarah In Boase-Beier J, Davies P, Hammel A & Winters M (Ed.), Translating Holocaust Lives Bloomsbury Academic
- Grandma’s House and the Charms of the Petit Bourgeoisie, Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain (pp. 245-259). Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Archival Traces of the North in Barry Hines' Looks and Smiles (1981) and Threads (1984) In Dobson J & Rayner J (Ed.), Mapping Cinematic Norths (pp. 17-45). Oxford: Peter Lang.
- Class as destiny in the short stories of tessa hadley, British Women Short Story Writers (pp. 148-162).
- British Jewish holocaust fiction, The Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction (pp. 267-278).
- “Almost an Englishwoman”: Jewish women refugee writers in Britain, Jewish Women Writers in Britain (pp. 97-115).
- 'Fascination et malaise: La réception du Sang du ciel au Royaume-Uni et aux États Unis', Un ciel de sang et de cendres: Piotr Rawicz et la solitude du témoin Paris: Kimé.
- 'Literature of the Camps in the Second World War', The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
- 'Claude Lanzmann's Einsatzgruppen Interviews', Representing Perpetrators in Holocaust Literature and Film In Adams J (Ed.), Representing Perpetrators in Holocaust Literature and Film (pp. 47-68). Vallentine Mitchell
- Literature of the camps in the second world war, The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature (pp. 439-447).
- False testimony, The Future of Memory (pp. 155-163).
- 'False Testimony', The Future of Memory In Crownshaw R, Kilby JE & Rowland A (Ed.), The Future of Memory
- Scandalous Fictions Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Research group
I welcome applications from PhD students wishing to work in most areas of 20th and 21st century literature, theory and film, including Holocaust studies.