academic writing


Gonzo Republic: Hunter S. Thompson’s America (New York: Continuum, 2011)

John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman: A Reader’s Guide (London: Bloomsbury, 2007)

Writers and Their Work: John Fowles (Tavistock: Northcote, 2003)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

‘History, Globalization and the Human Subject in The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet’ in David Mitchell: Contemporary Critical Perspectives, ed. Wendy Knepper and Courtney Hopf (London: Bloomsbury, 2019). ISBN 978-1-4742-6210-1.

‘The Aesthetics of the Anthropocene: Posthumanism and Contemporary Science Fiction’, Research into Marxist Aesthetics 19:1 (2016), pp. 90-104. ISBN 978-7-5117-3072-5. 7264 words. Article translated into Chinese for publication.

‘Timothy Leary and Alternative Salvation’ in Alternative Salvations: Engaging the Sacred and Secular, ed. Wendy Dossett, Hannah Bacon and Steve Knowles (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), pp. 63-72. ISBN 978-1-4725-7994-2 (hardback) 978-1-4725-7995-9 (EPdf)

‘Timothy Leary and the Trace of the Posthuman’ in PostHumain(s): frontières, évolutions, hybridités, ed. Elaine Després and Hélène Machinal (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2014), pp. 281-98. ISBN 978-2-7535-3374-5.

‘Hippies with Mega Nukes: The Culture, Terror and the War Machine in Consider Phlebas and The Player of Games’, in Bridging fantasies: Critical responses to the writing of Iain (M.) Banks, ed. Katherine Cox and Martyn Colebrook (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013).

‘A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East: Neo-Colonialism and Self-Fashioning in Hunter S. Thompson’s The Curse of Lono’, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 52:2 (January 2011), pp. 217-32.

‘“Moonlight bright as a UFO abduction”: Science Fiction, Present-Future Alienation and Cognitive Mapping’ in David Mitchell: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah Dillon (Canterbury: Gylphi, 2011).

‘Literature 1945-1990’ and ‘Literature 1990-The Present’, Studying English Literature, ed. Ashley Chantler and David Higgins (London: Continuum, 2010).

‘From Image to Frame: The Filming of The French Lieutenant’s Woman’, Textual Revisions: Reading Literature and Film, ed. Brian Baker (Chester: Chester Academic Press, 2009), pp. 116-38.

‘A Terrorism of the Rich: Symbolic Violence in Bret Easton Ellis’s Glamorama and J. G. Ballard’s Super-Cannes’, Critique:  Studies in Contemporary Fiction 48:3 (Spring 2007), pp. 278-93.

‘Island of the Assassins: Cannabis, Spectacle and Terror in Alex Garland’s The Beach’, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 46:4 (Summer 2005), pp. 369-81.

‘Scoring Ecstasy: MDMA, Consumerism and Spirituality in the Early Fiction of Irvine Welsh’, Journal for Cultural Research, 7:2 (April 2003), pp. 147-63.

‘Eroticism and Lightness in “Wandering Rocks”’, European Joyce Studies 12: Reading Joyce’s ‘Wandering Rocks’, ed. Andrew Gibson and Steven Morrison (New York and Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2002), pp. 121-40.

‘William Golding’s To the Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy and Queer Autobiography’, A/B: Auto/Biography Studies, Volume 15 number 1 (Summer 2000), pp. 5-21.

‘Sex, Drugs and the Economics of Masculinity in William Golding’s Rites of Passage’, Signs of Masculinity, ed. Antony Rowland (Atlanta and Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1998), pp. 178-98.