Honorary Research Associate, Lancaster University

My thesis examines cultural representations of 'chess' and 'chess-player,' arguing that, and examining how, these terms are unstable and contested, and have been adapted to a wide range of narratives. Beginning in the late fifteenth century with the development of recognizably 'modern' chess and ending with the death of Bobby Fischer, and examining a wide range of cultural sources including newspapers, periodicals, chess manuals, cartoons, comics, film, music, detective fiction, science fiction, and monster fiction, my thesis focuses on the three themes of Minds, Machines, and, Monsters.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Student, Lancaster University