I'm Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London, where I convene the MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture. 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, 2014) and China Miéville: Critical Essays (Gylphi 2014). 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, 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 January 2013, I launched an open access megajournal for the humanities, the Open Library of Humanities, with my Lincoln colleague Dr Martin Paul Eve. The project has received a fantastic level of support so far (see our Media Coverage page for all media interviews, articles and citations) and is set to begin pubishing gold open access articles from Spring 2014.
In June 2012, I launched a new journal of online 21st-century literary criticism called Alluvium with Martin Paul Eve (University of Lincoln). The journal is dedicated to new approaches to 21st-century literature as well as to previous periods of literary production and the literary canon. Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway) has praised Alluvium for "playing a role extending the geography of serious academic publishing."
From October 2011 – August 2013 I was Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln. Prior to that I was Tutor in English Literature at the University of Surrey (2010-2011), and between 2006 and 2010 I was studying for my AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Nottingham.