For a list of past published research projects click here.
Edited Journal Special Issues:
- “The Literature of the Anthropocene”, a special issue of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writing (2018), co-edited with Daniel Cordle.
- “Station Eleven and Twenty-First-Century Writing”, a special issue of Open Library of Humanities (2018), co-edited with Daniel King.
Conferences and Workshops Organised:
- BACLS (British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies) Virtual Conference 2020, “Crisis in Contemporary Writing”.
- “New Research on American Literature and Neoliberalism”, Edinburgh Napier University, 2019.
- “Canons and Values in Contemporary Literary Studies”, one-day events at University of Southampton and UCL, 2019.
- Contemporary Studies Network Workshop: “Contemporary Canonicity: Or, What Not to Read”, BACLS What Happens Now 2018, Loughborough University.
- “500 Years of Utopia”, University of Nottingham, 2016.
- 2016-18, Contemporary Studies Network’s bi-monthly reading groups on new theoretical approaches to contemporary studies.
- “Money Talks: Inequality and North-American Identity”, University of Nottingham, 2015.
- “Forgotten Voices: Imperatives of Memory and the Vagaries of History in American Culture, from Settlement to 1900”, University of Nottingham, 2012.
Public Engagement Initiatives Organised:
- “Forty Winks Café”, November 2020, an online event, free and open to all, on sleep, health and culture, featuring talks by myself, Professor Katy Shaw and Professor Jason Ellis. The event was part of Being Human Festival 2020, the UK’s only nationwide festival of the humanities, and was held in partnership with New Writing North. Thanks to our attendees’ and speakers’ suggestions, we crowd-sourced a list of reading/viewing/listening suggestions about sleep – you can download it here.
- Contemporary Studies Network US Election Night: screening of You’ve Been Trumped Too & panel discussion. Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, November 2016.
- 2015-16: U.S. Studies Online #Bookhour, Twitter discussions between scholars and the public on selected novels.