Tony PinkneySenior Lecturer
Research interests include William Morris and utopianism, and some aspects of modernist literature (T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence), and he would be happy to supervise postgraduate work in these areas.
Tony Pinkney was educated at the universities of Bristol and Warwick, and at Wadham College, Oxford. He was a leading member of Oxford English Limited (OEL) and edited its journal News from Nowhere: Journal of the Oxford English Faculty Opposition (1986-1991).
Before moving to Lancaster he taught at Nottingham Polytechnic, and he has since been Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame.
He is currently working on a book on Morris's News from Nowhere and the theoretical problems of interpreting utopian fiction.
He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of William Morris Studies, and between 1999 and 2003 he was a member of the Green Party group on Lancaster City Council.
He runs a well-known blog on William Morris and utopianism at http://www.williammorrisunbound.blogspot.com/
"Morning Chats with William Morris," by R. Ponsonby Staples, is available as a Word download from Tony's section of our staff publications page, at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/english/research/englishliterature.htm#tp
Ruskin, Morris and the terraforming of Mars
Pinkney, T. 02/2013 In: Persistent Ruskin. Farnham : Ashgate Publishing p. 171-178. 8 p.
Versions of Ecotopia in News from Nowhere
Pinkney, T. 2010 In: William Morris in the Twenty-First Century. Oxford : Peter Lang p. 93-106. 14 p.
News from Nowhere as Seance Fiction
Pinkney, T. 2009 In: Journal of William Morris Society. XVIII, 3, p. 29-47. 18 p.
News from nowhere, modernism, postmodernism
Pinkney, T. 2008 In: Canadian Aesthetics Journal = Revue Canadienne d'Esthétique. 15
William Morris in Oxford: The Campaigning Years, 1879-1895.
Pinkney, T.A. 2007 Illuminati Press. 192 p. ISBN: 0955591805.
Kinetic Utopias: H. G. Wells's A Modern Utopia and William Morris's News from Nowhere.
Pinkney, T.A. 1/01/2005 In: Journal of William Morris Society. 16, 2, p. 49-55. 7 p.
We Met Morris: Interviews with William Morris, 1879-95.
Pinkney, T.A. 2005 Spire Books. 133 p. ISBN: 1904965032.
Eliot as Critic and Teaching The Waste Land.
Pinkney, T.A., Taylor, G. 1/12/2001 In: Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages Bulletin. 11, 1, p. 61-73. 13 p.
Cycling in nowhere.
Pinkney, T. 1999 In: Journal of William Morris Society. 13, 2, p. 28-33. 6 p.
Pinkney, T. 1991 Seren Books. 144 p. ISBN: 9781854110480.
D H Lawrence
Pinkney, T. 1990 New York : Harvester Wheatsheaf. 180 p. ISBN: 9780710813473 .
The Politics of Modernism : against the new conformists
Pinkney, T., Williams, R. 1989 Verso. 208 p. ISBN: 9780860912415 .
Women in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot: A Psychoanalytic Approach
Pinkney, T. 1984 London & Basingstoke : Macmillan. 156 p. ISBN: 9780333347065.