Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

I am an expert in the apocalyptic imagination. 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. Praise for The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: “a landmark study of 21st century fiction”, “a theoretical tour de force”, “a rigorously interdisciplinary work”, “demonstrates the social relevance of literature and literary analysis”.

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.