School of Humanities
Ph.D., University of Kent (United Kingdom), 1978, English
Phone: (949) 824-5061
Fax: (949) 824-2916
University of California, Irvine
163 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 2650
Irvine, CA 92697
20th Century and Contemporary American Literature; Faulkner
Winner of the British Association of American Studies prize for the best book of 2007 [William Faulkner: An Economy Of Complex Words]. (2007).
Winner of the Arthur Miller Prize for a published essay in American Studies, 1998. [Maximising the Noodles: Class, Memory and Capital in Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America.]. (1998).
Winner of the York (Penguin Books) Poetry Competition for a sequence of twelve poems. (1984).
A winner of the Leek International Poetry Competition. (1981)
Richard Godden is an internationally renowned scholar of twentieth-century American literature who specializes in analyzing the relation between economic and literary form.
Godden, R. (2007). William Faulkner: An Economy of Complex Words. Princeton: Princeton University Press. (Winner of the British Association of American Studies prize for the best book of 2007).
Godden, R. (1997). Fictions of Labor: William Faulkner and the South’s Long Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Godden, R. (1994). Other Rooms. Keele: Keele University Press. (An anthology of poetry with Roy Fisher, Jim Heron, Tamar Hodes, Colin Richmond and Charles Tomlinson).
Godden, R. (1990). Fictions of Capital: The American Novel from James to Mailer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Godden, R. (1986). Breathing Exercises: An Argument. Liskeard: Harry Chambers/Peterloo Poets.