My principal interests lie in the period 1880-1960, although I've recently started work on the final decades of the twentieth century. I'm particularly drawn to projects that move across disciplines (or across boundaries of other kinds) and to figures or media that have generally escaped the academic mainstream.
I frequently work on periodical texts, on women's writing, and on the relationships between literary and visual art, although I'm interested in print and material culture generally. Most of my research to date has been focused on literary and artistic modernism in Britain. My book Modernism, Magazines, and the British avant-garde looks at the years immediately before 1914, while my current research explores genre, print culture, and the legacies of modernism until 1990.
I was one of organisers of BLAST 2014 (24th-26th July, 2014), an international conference celebrating the centenary of the Vorticist magazine BLAST.
- BA Cambridge University
- M.St. Oxford University
- D.Phil Oxford University.
- Modernist Studies Association
- British Association of Modernist Studies
- Nineteenth and twentieth-century literature and visual arts
- Periodical and print culture
- Women's literary and artistic production
I teach the following undergraduate modules:
- EN4004: Decadence to the Naughties
- EN4008: Print, book, and candle (Ulysses element)
- EN5001: Critical Reading 2
- EN5022: Three Women Writers (module co-ordinator)
- EN5046: Adventures in Periodical Culture, 1700-1960 (module co-ordinator)
- EN6001: The English Project (module co-ordinator with Professor Cologne-Brookes)
- EN6007: Aspects of Modernism (module co-ordinator).
I am in the final stages of preparing a critical biography of the Irish writer Hannah Lynch. This is a joint project with Dr. Kathryn Laing (MIC, University of Limerick).
With Professor Carey Snyder (Ohio University) I am editing Women, Periodicals and Print Culture, 1890s-1920s: the Modernist Period. This will be part of the series-- The Edinburgh History of Women's Periodical Culture in Britain-- that will chart the field from the seventeenth century to the present day. I am also writing a chapter on Katherine Mansfield's critical writing for that collection.
I am currently working on Wyndham Lewis's collected art writing (from 1930 onwards). This volume will form part of a comprehensive new edition of Lewis's works, to be published by Oxford University Press. Two chapters are forthcoming:
- ‘Journalism and Periodical Culture’ for Late Victorian into Modern, 1880-1920, eds. L. Marcus, M. Mendelssohn, and K. Shepherd-Barr. Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature series (Oxford University Press)
- 'Modernist Magazines' for The Bloomsbury Companion to Modernist Literature, eds. U. Maude and M. Nixon (Bloomsbury). Publication scheduled for April 2016.
I am currently lead supervisor for two PhD candidates.
I would be particularly interested in further postgraduate supervision in:
- literary and visual modernisms and
- twentieth-century periodical and print culture.
Research and academic outputs
Binckes, F and Laing, K (2019) Hannah Lynch (1859-1904): Irish writer, cosmopolitan, New Woman. Cork University Press, Cork. (Forthcoming)
Binckes, F (2010) Modernism, magazines, and the British avant-garde: reading rhythm, 1910-1914. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199252527
Binckes, F (2018) 'Modernist magazines.' In: Maude, U and Nixon, M, eds. The Bloomsbury companion to modernist literature. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781780936413
Binckes, F (2016) 'Journalism and periodical culture.' In: Marcus, L, Mendelssohn, M and Shepherd-Barr, K.E, eds. Late Victorian into Modern. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198704393
Binckes, F (2015) ''Harsh laughter': reading Tarr.' In: Gasiorek, A and Waddell, N, eds. Wyndham Lewis: a critical guide. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748685684
'Rival attractions of the season': land war fiction, Christmas annuals, and the early writing of Hannah Lynch
Binckes, F and Laing, K (2014) ''Rival attractions of the season': land war fiction, Christmas annuals, and the early writing of Hannah Lynch.' In: Hansson, H and Murphy, J.H, eds. Fictions of the Irish land war. Peter Lang, Bern, pp. 57-80. ISBN 9783034309998
Binckes, F and Laing, K (2011) 'A vagabond's scrutiny: Hannah Lynch in Europe.' In: D'Hoker, E, Ingelbien, R and Schwall, H, eds. Irish women writers: new critical perspectives. Reimagining Ireland . Peter Lang, pp. 111-132. ISBN 9783034302494
Binckes, F and Laing, K (2010) 'From 'wild Irish girl' to 'Parisianised foreigner': Hannah Lynch and France.' In: Maher, E and O'Brien, E, eds. War of the words: literary rebellion in France and Ireland. Universite de Rennes, Rennes. ISBN 9782917681060
Binckes, F (2007) 'Rhythm, reproduction, and the textual dialogues of early modernism.' In: Churchill, S and McKible, A, eds. Little magazines and modernism. Ashgate, Aldershot. ISBN 9780754660149
Binckes, F (2012) 'We live in a world of art historians: they do funny things: framing Old Vort.' Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies, 3. pp. 4-27. ISSN 0142-6214
Binckes, F and Laing, K (2012) 'Irish autobiographical fiction and Hannah Lynch's autobiography of a child.' English Literature in Transition 1880 - 1920, 55 (2). pp. 195-218. ISSN 0013-8339
A forgotten Franco-Irish literary network: Hannah Lynch, Arvède Barine and salon culture of fin-de-Siècle Paris
Binckes, F and Laing, K (2011) 'A forgotten Franco-Irish literary network: Hannah Lynch, Arvède Barine and salon culture of fin-de-Siècle Paris.' Etudes Irlandaises, 36 (2). pp. 157-171. ISSN 0183-973X
Binckes, F (2017) The kangaroo and the fountain-pen: Nina Hamnett and the artist as autobiographer. In: Word and Image: the Second Modernist Network Cymru, 12 - 13 September 2017, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales.
Binckes, F (2017) "Whet your contentiousness": enemy material, 1927-1929. In: Modernist Studies Association 19: Modernism Today, 10 - 13 August, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Binckes, F and Laing, K (2016) Hannah Lynch: transnational literary networks and vagabondage. In: Occluded Narratives: Researching Irish Women’s Writing 1880-1910, 25 - 26 November 2016, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland.
Binckes, F (2016) ‘I am for this particular ghost’: the medium and the editor in Wyndham Lewis’s later art writings. In: Editing Modernism/Modernist Editing, 12-13 May 2016, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK.
Binckes, F (2015) Making faces: caricature, tradition & periodical culture from Victorian to Modern. In: Making It New: Victorian and Modernist Literature and Periodicals 1875-1935, 28 February 2015, De Montfort University.
Binckes, F (2014) 'We do not know what it is we have forgotten': gender, canonicity and the lives of the obscure. In: Oxford Centre for Life Writing: research workshop, 27 November 2014, Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
Binckes, F (2013) Air-filled rooms: periodicals, modernism, and the eclectic tradition. In: Modernist Magazines Research Seminar, 14 November 2013, Senate House, University of London.
Binckes, F (2013) Osmazone: Ithell Colquhoun, automatism and the literary field. In: Modernist Studies Association 15th Annual Conference, 29 August - 1 September 2013, University of Sussex.
Binckes, F (2012) Katherine Mansfield and Rhythm magazine.