My first academic article was on Jim Crace’s The Pesthouse (“The Representational Impasse of Post-Apocalyptic Fiction: The Pesthouse by Jim Crace.” Altre Modernità 9 (2013): 66-80) and, since then, I’ve maintained a keen interest in this contemporary writer.
In 2017, I was awarded a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin to research the previously unexplored archival materials of the Jim Crace Papers. You can read about this project here:
- “Archipelago, Jim Crace’s last novel that never was“, Ransom Center Magazine, 8 February 2018.
- “‘False patterns out of chaos’: Writing beyond the Sense of an Ending in Being Dead and The Pesthouse” in Jim Crace: Into the Wilderness. Ed. Katy Shaw and Kate Aughterson. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 65-79.
If you’d like to read something I’ve written but don’t have access to it, do get in touch.