After finishing the M.A in Continental Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick, I continued to pursue my interest in theoretical approaches to contemporary literature by studying for a D.Phil. at the University of Sussex. After completing my research, I took the post of Assistant Professor of English Literature at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan, where I taught for four years. I returned to the U.K and joined the staff of the English Department at University Centre Centre in 2009.
MA Literature and Digital Culture
BA (Hons) English:
My teaching and research interests include contemporary speculative literature, continental philosophy and film.
‘Connected Perspectives’ at Association of Colleges Research and Scholarship Conference, The Studio, Birmingham, 28th June 2016
’Fliperentiation’: Differentiation in the Flipped Environment at University of Hull Flipped Learning Conference, University of Hull 15th June 2016
‘The Spiritual Automaton: Cinematic Precursors in Steven Millhauser’s Short Fiction’ at The Child of the Century: Reading and Writing Short Fiction Across Media, Edge Hill University 13th-14th May 2016
‘Time Stretch – Mapping the Critical Digital Continuum’ at Digital Pedagogies Conference, University Centre Doncaster, 3rd July 2015
‘Can Xue: A Particular Sort of Story’ at Short Fiction Writers with a Theory, Université Catholique de Lille, France, 11-12 June 2015
‘Xenofiction: Dystopic Narrative in Philippe Vasset’s ScriptGenerator©®™’ at Brave New Worlds: The Dystopia in Modern and Contemporary Fiction, University of Newcastle 29-30 April 2015
‘New Solitudes? Social Media in Teaching’ at JISC RSC Higher Education Conference, 27th March 2014
‘Tilt-Shift: The Ekphrastic Work of Michel Houellebecq’ at Ekphrasis: From Paragone to Encounter,University of Hull, 4th July 2013
‘Legending in flagrante delicto: The Short Fiction of Can Xue’ at The Singer not the Song: Narration in the Short Story Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 24th June 2011
‘Gilles Deleuze’s Literature and Life’ – invited presentation to the Theoria seminar at the University of St. Andrews, 18th March 2011.
2015, ‘Skeuomorphics’ in Confuse Your Hunger 1.1, 2015 (short fiction).
2013, ‘Legending in flagrante delicto: The Short Fiction of Can Xue’, in Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, vol 3.1
2012, ‘The Anorthoscopic Short Story’ in Short Story Criticism, vol. 166, Detroit: Gale Group.
2006, multiple entries including Blanchot, Bataille and J.G Ballard in 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, London: Cassell.