Professor Sue Vice

BA Cambridge, DPhil Oxford,
MA Sheffield Hallam University

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I finished my DPhil on Malcolm Lowry´s Under the Volcano in 1988, 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.

I teach a course on the films of Alfred Hitchcock, director of my "desert island" film Marnie. 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.


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). My most recent book, Textual Deceptions (2014), is on the topic of false memoirs and literary hoaxes. I am currently at work with my colleague David Forrest on a new project focusing on the novelist and screenwriter Barry Hines.


I welcome applications from PhD students wishing to work in most areas of twentieth- and twenty-first literature, theory and film, including Holocaust studies.



  • Malcolm Lowry Eighty Years On, Macmillan, 1989.
  • Beyond the Pleasure Dome: Writing and Addiction from the Romantics, Sheffield Academic Press, 1994 (with Matthew Campbell and Tim Armstrong).
  • Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Reader, Polity Press, 1996.
  • Introducing Bakhtin, Manchester University Press, 1997.
  • Holocaust Fiction, Routledge, 2000.
  • Representing the Holocaust: Essays in Honour of Bryan Burns, Vallentine Mitchell, 2003.
  • Children Writing the Holocaust, Palgrave, 2004.
  • Jack Rosenthal, Manchester University Press, 2009.
  • Shoah, BFI Modern Film Classics, 2011.
  • Representing Perpetrators in Holocaust Literature and Film, Vallentine Mitchell, 2013 (with Jenni Adams).
  • Textual Deceptions: Literary Hoaxes and False Memoirs in the Contemporary Era, Edinburgh University Press 2014.