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Guy Stephen Webster

PhD Student - Modern and Contemporary Literature, University of Cambridge

My doctorate seeks to develop the affective turn in contemporary modernist studies by examining the importance of 'fear' in modernist writing. I consequently look to contemporary examples of the Weird, the New Weird, and the Horror genre in both literature and film to identify the relationship that exists between modernism's legacies and an affected state akin to fear. Originally from Sydney, Australia, I now live and work in Naarm (Melbourne). I have written reviews for Time Out Melbourne, Australian Book Review, Australian Arts Review and Limelight Arts Journal. My newsletter, 'This is not a review...' attempts to engage with contemporary theatre reviewing with a critical lens.


  • 2021–present
    PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne


  • 2020 
    Cambridge University, Certificate of Graduate Studies
  • 2018 
    Macquarie University, Masters of Research
  • 2016 
    Macquarie University, Bachelor of Arts