I studied at St Andrews University (MA) and then at The Queen's College, Oxford University (M.Phil and D.Phil, both funded by AHRC), and I have held lectureships at Oxford (St Edmund Hall and Merton), Swansea, Brighton and London (Queen Mary) as well as a teaching fellowship at St Andrews. I am a General Editor, with Lucy Newlyn, of the six-volume Oxford University Press edition of Edward Thomas's prose, and I have edited the first two volumes: Autobiographies was published in March 2011, and then England and Wales (co-edited with Lucy Newlyn) was published in November that year. Autobiographies was one of the 'Books of the Year' for 2011 in The Times Literary Supplement ('Guy Cuthbertson's splendidly edited Autobiographies promises well for the series'), and, in English Literature in Transition, Michel Pharand commented that 'Guy Cuthbertson’s editorial apparatus cannot be faulted […] If Autobiographies is any indication, the other volumes are likely to become indispensable resources for the rediscovery of a large and neglected part of Edward Thomas’s oeuvre’. Both volumes were praised in a long review in The Times Literary Supplement, and in The Observer Robert Macfarlane chose England and Wales as his summer reading. In The Literary Review, Macfarlane described the volumes as 'superbly edited'.
I have also co-edited (with Lucy Newlyn) a successful anthology called Branch-Lines: Edward Thomas and Contemporary Poetry (Enitharmon, 2007); I edit the journal of the Edward Thomas Fellowship, I have contributed to The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and The Oxford Companion to English Literature, and I have written a number of articles on Edward Thomas. I am now writing a biography of Wilfred Owen for Yale University Press. At Hope, I teach a course on the Literature of the First World War, I teach Modernism and I run the Level C (first-year) course. I am also coordinator of the English Unit of Assessment for the REF.
Edward Thomas, England and Wales, ed. Guy Cuthbertson and Lucy Newlyn (Oxford University Press, 2011). Edward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition. Volume II.
- praised in a long review in the TLS by Paul Jarman, January 2012. The introduction, written with Lucy Newlyn, is 'excellent'. 'Prefaced with a biographical, contextual and thought-provoking critical introduction, and packed with footnotes which not only elucidate the text but also - and this is particularly strong - cross-refer the reader to related material elsewhere in Thomas's poetry and prose, these volumes must plug some conspicuous gaps in university library holdings, and present Thomas scholars with the tools for a broader re-evaluation of his life's work.'
Edward Thomas, Autobiographies, ed. Guy Cuthbertson (Oxford University Press, 2011). Edward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition. Volume I.
- 'Guy Cuthbertson's splendidly edited Autobiographies promises well for the series' - Peter McDonald, 'Books of the Year', TLS, December 2011
- 'Useful and fascinating'; with an 'excellent introduction' - Paul Jarman, TLS, January 2012
- this book was also the subject of the TLS blog:
- 'Cuthbertson has traced and annotated [the echoes and allusions] scrupulously, revealing for the first time the rich backdrop of Thomas's extensive readings and showing how they inform his fictional and nonfictional works. [...] Guy Cuthbertson's editorial apparatus cannot be faulted. [...] If Autobiographies is any indication, the other volumes are likely to become indispensable resources for the rediscovery of a large and neglected part of Edward Thomas's important oeuvre.' - Michel W. Pharand, English Literature in Transition, 2012
Guy Cuthbertson and Lucy Newlyn, eds, Branch-Lines: Edward Thomas and Contemporary Poetry (London: Enitharmon, 2007).
- Branch-Lines was praised in a long review by Adam Newey in The Guardian: