Since October 2011 I've been Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, where I research and teach twentieth- and twenty-first-century British fiction, twenty-first century critical theory, narratology, utopian theory and literary criticism, contemporary women's writing, modernism, literature and political subjectivity, and science fiction and post-apocalyptic narratives.
I am currently completing my first monograph, Fictions of the Not Yet: Time in the 21st Century British Novel, and co-editing two collections on contemporary writers – Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2013) and China Miéville: Critical Essays (Gylphi 2013). I've published interviews with David Mitchell, Jim Crace and Jon McGregor and have published articles, reviews and interviews in a range of British and American academic journals, including: Modern Fiction Studies, Contemporary Literature, Textual Practice, Telos, Radical Philosophy, Historical Materialism, Left Lion Magazine and the New Statesman (more info in the Media and Publications sections of the site). I'm also a regular reviewer for the Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies.
In June 2012 I launched a new journal of online 21st-century literary criticism called Alluvium with Martin Paul Eve (University of Sussex). The journal is dedicated to new approaches to 21st-century literature as well as to previous periods of literary production and the literary canon. We are delighted to have received an enormous amount of encouragement from around the world (the top 10 cities in which Alluvium is currently read are (1) London (2) Toronto (3) Lincoln (4) Dublin (5) Canterbury (6) Brighton (7) Utrecht (8) Newcastle (9) Sydney and (10) Nottingham), and Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway) has praised Alluvium for "playing a role extending the geography of serious academic publishing."
From 2010-2011 I was Tutor in English Literature at the University of Surrey, and prior to that I was studying for my PhD at the University of Nottingham, where I also taught classes on postmodernism and Frankfurt School critical theory.
Please feel free to email or tweet if you'd like to get in touch concerning research, graduate supervision or media collaborations.