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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 Contemporary Studies Network, I’m organising the online workshop and conference ‘Canons and Values in Contemporary Literary Studies’ on 12th December. CFP here and registration here.


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):

September 2020: My new research project is on Twitter and Facebook. Give it a follow!


July 2020: I have a new book chapter in 21 Century US Historical Fiction, exploring David Means’ alternate history novel Hystopia.