research & non-fiction

 

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I am writing a PhD exploring the connections between the Weird, the Gothic and EcoFiction. My PhD is in Creative Writing and Publishing, and my thesis will also have a section on Genre Publishing. I have and ongoing interest and have published articles about storytelling and narrative theory, in particular interactive, labyrinthine, and unusual narratives, both textual and visual. I teach occasionally on the Publishing Strand of the Anglia Ruskin English BA, where I concentrate on book history (20th C. publishing, independent and international publishing). I also teach genre publishing at the MA in Science Fiction. Other ongoing interests are questions of memory and heritage, and their connection to the Anthropocene and to climate-change fiction.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

  • EDITED COLLECTION: Beyond the Back Room: New perspectives on Carmen Martín Gaite (co-edited with Jennifer Wood. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010) ISBN: 9783039118274
    • Collection of essays interrogating the work of Spanish author Carmen Martin-Gaite in the light of fairy-tale and narrative theory, film and television studies, and the visual narration of collage-making.
  • PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS & INTRODUCTIONS
    • ‘La invasión de los ultracuerpos’ and ‘Stalker’ (2 Book chapters), in Ciencia Ficcion: Cien Peliculas Imprescindibles (Sevilla: JotDown Books, 2015) ISBN: 9788494373304 NARRATIVE THEORY
    • “Steam + Punk”, in Retrofuturismos: Antologia Steampunk (Madrid: Fabulas de Albion) ISBN: 9788494163777 NARRATIVE THEORY
    • ‘The Snow Queen’: Re-writing Andersen as a parable of Spanish desmemoria (Book chapter), in Beyond the Back Room: New perspectives on Carmen Martín Gaite (Peter Lang, 2010) ISBN: 9783039118274 MEMORY/STORYTELLING
    • Introduction to The Topless Tower, by Silvina Ocampo (London: Hesperus Press, 2010) ISBN: 9781843918554 STORYTELLING
    • Theatricality/Sexuality/Performance: identity construction in ‘Entre visillos’ and ‘Calle Mayor’, Studies in Hispanic cinemas, vol.3 #2, Sep 2007, pp. 109-122, Intellect Journals ISSN-1478-0488 NARRATIVE THEORY
    • A journey into the Labyrinth: intertextual readings in ‘Los amantes del Círculo Polar’, Tesserae: Jurnal of Iberian and Hispanic American Studies, vol.10 #2, December 2004, pp. 205-212, Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis ISSN-1470-1 NARRATIVE THEORY
  • CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
    • Creative Strand: EcoFiction Reading. GOTHIC NATURE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2017) ANTHROPOCENE HERITAGE/ CREATIVE WRITING
    • ‘[N]ature has at last escaped from their discipline and their fetters’: ostranenie and the ecological sublime in contemporary fiction. Paper presented in WORLDCON: THE 75TH WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION-ACADEMIC TRACK (Helsinki, 9-13 Aug 2017) ANTHROPOCENE HERITAGE/NARRATIVITY
    • ‘Desmemoria’ and the problems of fiction. Paper presented in THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR HISTORY, MEMORY, REPRESENTATION (Cardiff University, 10 Feb 2008) MEMORY/NARRATIVE THEORY
    • Through a glass darkly: visions of Andalusia and the poetics of the sublime. Paper presented in ON THE TRAIL: VIAJEROS Y LITERATURA DE VIAJES (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 20 Sep 2007) STORYTELLING/NARRATIVE THEORY
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