Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Today, we tend to think about the apocalypse as a catastrophe of overwhelmingly dystopian consequences but, traditionally, apocalyptic narratives concern the advent of a utopian world at the end of history. My research investigates what is at stake in this shift to a dystopian apocalyptic imagination by theorising the significance of time in the contemporary post-apocalyptic novel.

My book on this topic, The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: Critical Temporalities and the End Times, is out with Bloomsbury.

You can find my other writings on the contemporary post-apocalyptic novel here:

You can also listen to and watch some of my lectures on the apocalyptic imagination in the talks section of this website.

My research on post-apocalyptic fiction was featured in Yle, Finland’s national public broadcasting company.

If you’d like to read something I’ve written but don’t have access to it, do get in touch.