Research

Research interests and specialisms include contemporary literature (particularly fiction after postmodernism), formal/typographic innovation, haunting and spectrality, philosophy of time, literature and cinema and literature and popular music.

Selected Research Publications

 

Books

David Foster Wallace: Fiction and Form (Bloomsbury, 2016)

Consider David Foster Wallace: Critical Essays (Sideshow Media, 2010)

 

Journal Articles

'Play it Again: Reading the Contemporary through Music in Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad and Dana Spiotta’s Eat the Document', Contemporary Women's Writing (forthcoming 2021)

'Reading the Ghost in David Foster Wallace's Fiction', Orbit, 2018

'Beyond the Page: BS Johnson's Film Work', Critical Engagements, 2012

 

Book Chapters

'Illustrating Futures: How Universities, Community Organisations and Arts Institutions Can Collaborate Towards A Pedagogy of Comics and Mental Illness' in Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness (Penn State UP, 2021)

'White Tears' in Hari Kunzru (Manchester UP, 2021)

'David and Dutch: Wallace and Reagan' in Wallace in Context (Cambridge UP, 2021)

'Oblivion' in The Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace (Cambridge UP, 2018)

'The Fiction of the Episode: A Conversation with Mark Z. Danielewski' in The Two Sided Lake (Liverpool Biennial, 2016)

'Form as Strategy in Infinite Jest' in David Foster Wallace: Critical Insights (Salem 2015)

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