Professor Sue Vice

School of English

Lecturer

English Sue Vice
s.vice@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8475

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Professor Sue Vice
School of English
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield
S3 7RA
Profile

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.

Publications

Books

  • Forrest D & Vice S (2017) Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond. Manchester University Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2014) Textual Deceptions: False Memoirs and Literary Hoaxes in the Contemporary Era. Edinburgh University Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Adams J & vice S (2013) Representing Perpetrators in Holocaust Literature and Film. Vallentine Mitchell. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S & Vice (2011) Shoah. British Film Institute. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S, Vice & Vice (2009) Jack Rosenthal. Manchester: Manchester University Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S & Vice (2000) Holocaust fiction. London: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (1997) Introducing Bakhtin. Manchester University Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Vice S & Forrest D (2020) Kes: from page to screen In Mayne L, Petrie D & Williams M (Ed.), Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered Edinburgh University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2019) 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. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Forrest D & Vice S (2017) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2017) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2017) Grandma’s House and the Charms of the Petit Bourgeoisie, Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain (pp. 245-259). Palgrave Macmillan UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Forrest D & Vice S (2016) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2015) Class as destiny in the short stories of tessa hadley, British Women Short Story Writers (pp. 148-162). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2015) British Jewish holocaust fiction, The Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction (pp. 267-278). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2014) “Almost an Englishwoman”: Jewish women refugee writers in Britain, Jewish Women Writers in Britain (pp. 97-115). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2013) '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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2013) 'Literature of the Camps in the Second World War', The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2012) '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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2012) Literature of the camps in the second world war, The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature (pp. 439-447). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2010) False testimony, The Future of Memory (pp. 155-163). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vice S (2010) 'False Testimony', The Future of Memory In Crownshaw R, Kilby JE & Rowland A (Ed.), The Future of Memory RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2007) Scandalous Fictions Palgrave Macmillan UK RIS download Bibtex download
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.