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Wes Williams

Associate Professor and Fellow in French

Wes Williams' 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.

His Knowledge Exchange Fellowship, Storming Utopia, is 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 include: 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; to develop and extend an existing creative partnership between Pegasus and the University.