Alluvium Panel

It's almost 2 years since I founded the open access journal Alluvium, which publishes short, topical articles written by leading academics on 21-century writing and 21st-century literary criticism. Launched in June 2012 with my colleague Dr Martin Eve, the journal has gone from strength...

Mellon Funding

I'm delighted to be able to announce that the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is being funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, who have provided a substantial start-up grant to the University of Lincoln to build the technological platform, business model and prepare for launching both...

New CCL Website Feb14

New CCL Website

I recently designed the new website for Birkbeck's Centre for Contemporary Literature, working closely with my colleague and Director of the Centre, Dr Joe Brooker. The Centre supports cutting-edge research into late 20th and 21st-century literature by the vibrant postgraduate and academic...

Rethinking the Arcadian Revenge

In preparation for the 129th Annual Convention of the Modern Languages Association in January 2014 at Chicago, I have self-archived a green open access post-print version of the full-length journal article from which my paper will be drawing. The article was published in a special issue on "Contemporary British Fiction" edited by Patrick O'Donnell (Michigan State University) in the journal Modern Fiction Studies, Volume 58, Number 3 (Fall 2012) [see here for access via Project Muse]. Please click on the "download pdf" button below to view this article in a larger format.    Download (PDF,...

Open Access Week

In my capacity as Co-Director for the Open Library of Humanities publishing project I was asked to give several talks around Open Access Week 2013. These included the following: "Non-traditional research outputs" (invited lecture as part of a workshop on intellectual property),...