The analysis of time and its politics is the underlying theme of most of my work, including my book.
I’m interested in how we narrate, make sense, and structure time and history, and in how, in turn, these sense-making narratives and structures shape our sense of self and the world we live in, in particular, its socio-political and economic formations.
You can find my writings on the politics of time here:
- “We have worked out just what Tenet is all about…“, RTÉ Brainstorm, January 2021.
- “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.
- “The Politics of the Archive in Nineteen Eighty-Four”. The Cambridge Companion to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ed. Nathan Waddell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- “‘Every day is like Sunday’: Reading the Time of Lockdown via Douglas Coupland“. boundary 2 online, 13 May 2020.
- “‘What’s the plot, man?’: Alternate History and the Sense of an Ending in David Means’ Hystopia”. 21st Century US Historical Fiction: Contemporary Responses to the Past. Ed. Ruth Maxey. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 229-44.
- “‘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.
- “Critical Temporalities: Station Eleven and the Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel.” Open Library of Humanities 4.2 (2018). This article is part of a special issue I co-edited with Daniel King, “Station Eleven and Twenty-First-Century Writing“.
- “‘Time, no arrow, no boomerang, but a concertina’: Cloud Atlas and the Anti-Apocalyptic Critical Temporalities of the Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 59.2 (2018): 243-57.
If you’d like to read something I’ve written but don’t have access to it, do get in touch.