I’m in ASAP/J Thinking With cluster ‘Thirty Years of Generation X’, comprising five short essays and a video roundtable. My essay is titled ‘McJobs and Veal Fattening Pens: Work and Futurity in Generation X‘.
For Being Human Festival 2020, the UK’s only nationwide festival of the humanities, I organised Forty Winks Café, an online event on health, sleep, and contemporary culture. You can watch the recording of the event here and download a list of recommended books, films, and videos featuring sleep here.
I wrote an entry on the iPhone in Ling Ma’s post-apocalyptic novel Severance for the ‘Crossed Lines‘ online exhibition of literary telephones, curated by Sarah Jackson.
With Andrew Tate and Mary McCambell, I’m organising an online conference on 23-24 April 2021 on Canadian writer and visual artist Douglas Coupland. You can find the CFP on the conference website.
I have a new book chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Nineteen Eighty Four, exploring the politics of memory and archives in the novel.
News Archive (from July 2020):
July 2020: I have a new book chapter in 21 Century US Historical Fiction, exploring David Means’ alternate history novel Hystopia.