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Wes Williams

TORCH Knowledge Exchange Champion
Wes Williams

Wes Williams is the TORCH Knowledge Exchange Champion. He is also an Associate Professor and Fellow in French at St Edmund Hall. His research interests include Renaissance and/or early modern literature. He has written a book on pilgrimage writing. He is currently writing a book on monsters and their meanings. He continues to explore travel narratives. He also works on European film, and in the theatre as a writer and director.

Prior to becoming the Knowledge Exchange Champion, he undertook a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship for Storming Utopia - a partnership between Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, and early modern academic colleagues at the University of Oxford. As an exercise in practical utopianism, the two aims of the project were: exploring ways of making contemporary theatrical sense of Thomas More's ground-breaking fantasy/blue-print for a 'brave new world' (Utopia, first published some 500 years ago in 1516) and; developing and extending an existing creative partnership between Pegasus and the University.