The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, much of Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is concerned with what it means to be living in the contemporary moment. My research investigates this aspect of Coupland’s work, especially in its engagement with the politics of time.
You can find my writings on Coupland here:
- “McJobs and Veal Fattening Pens: Work and Futurity in Generation X.” ASAP/J, “Thirty Years of Generation X” Thinking With cluster, November 2020. This piece is part of a cluster of essays celebrating the 2021 30-year anniversary of the publication of Generation X – you can find the other essays and a recorded roundtable on the novel here.
- “‘Every day is like Sunday’: Reading the Time of Lockdown via Douglas Coupland.” boundary 2 online, 13 May 2020.
- “After the Neoliberal Future”, in Diletta De Cristofaro, The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: Critical Temporalities and the End Times (Bloomsbury, 2020).
If you’d like to read something I’ve written but don’t have access to it, do get in touch.