Pseudo-Apocalypse

In June 2017, I'll be returning to the Speculations Lecture Series run at King's College London to deliver a lecture on “Islands at the End of the World: The Pseudo-Apocalypses of Claire Fuller and Sam Taylor.” The talk will consider an intriguing sub-set of...

Petrocultures Panel

As part of Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 (see video about this below), I'm organising a panel titled "Environmental Futures: Oil, Ecology, Petrocultures" on Monday 18th May 2015, 2-5pm. Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 from The Derek Jarman Lab on Vimeo. Oil shapes our geopolitics...

Will Self Sep01

Will Self

I've been invited as a plenary speaker to the forthcoming conference "Will Self and the Art of the Contemporary," to be held at the University of Roehampton on Saturday 1st December 2012. See here for the call for papers. After an invigorating MA class on Will Self's The...

Post-Apocalypse Apr25

Post-Apocalypse

One of the chapters of my monograph, Fictions of the Not Yet: Time and the 21st Century British Novel, explores the genre of post-apocalypse through a reading of Ernst Bloch's philosophy of "natural historical time." Many critics have commented upon the wave of SF and...