Professor of English, University of Sussex

I have been teaching English at Sussex since 1999, having completed my doctorate at Sussex in 1997. As well as teaching for Sussex, I have taught for the universities of New York and Gothenburg.

My research has focused on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in modernist and contemporary writing, and more recently on the longer history of the novel. I have written books on Samuel Beckett and Don DeLillo, and a wide ranging book on the contemporary novel, entitled Twenty-First Century Fiction.

I am currently writing a book entitled The Value of the Novel, for Cambridge University Press (due out in 2015), and in the early stages of a new project on the history of the novel. I have edited a range of work - including a collection on Beckett's politics, a collection on poetry and a collection of short entries on the novel.

Experience

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    Professor of English, University of Sussex