Dr. Edward Saunders

Dr. Edward Saunders Adjunct Faculty in Literature







Courses Taught at WVPU

Topics in Literature: Writers as Witnesses: Autobiography and Memory in Central European Documentary Fiction
Introduction to Literature

Background and Facts

Edward Saunders is a literary and cultural historian specializing in questions of cultural memory and ‘life-writing’ (autobiography and biography).

His academic background is in modern languages and comparative literature, with a Central and Eastern European focus. He studied at University College London (BA, 2008) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil, 2009; PhD, 2013). He was a researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography from 2012-2017, and Deputy Director of the Institute from 2014-2017.

He is the author of Arthur Koestler (Reaktion, 2017), a biography of the Hungarian-British writer, as well as the co-editor of two edited volumes, Biography in Theory (2017) and Die Ungarische Räterepublik 1919 in Lebensgeschichten und Literatur [‘The Hungarian Republic of Councils 1919 in Life Stories and Literature’) (2017). He has published articles in Modern Language ReviewBiographyEuropean Journal of Life WritingOxford German Studies and German Life and Letters.

He also holds a postgraduate associate certificate from the University of East London in Narrative Research - biographical narratives as seen from the social sciences.