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Selected publications

Here is a list of my main publications. Some of the articles can be accessed via Birkbeck’s ePrints.


Edited journal issues

    • Remembering the 1990s: a special issue of the journal New Formations (50, Autumn 2003), co-edited with Roger Luckhurst.
    • Law and Literature, a special issue of the Journal of Law and Society (31: 1, March 2004), co-edited with Patrick Hanafin and Adam Gearey; also published as a book by Blackwell.
    • Money: a special issue of Textual Practice on Martin Amis’s novel (26:1: February 2012).
    • Weather Reports: essays on the work of Steven Connor, Critical Quarterly 56:2 (July 2014).

Selected articles

    • ‘What Tedium: Boredom in Malone Dies’, Journal of Beckett Studies, 10: 1 & 2 (Fall 2000 / Spring 2001), 29-39.
    • ‘To Live Outside The Law: Frank O’Hara’, Liverpool Law Review 23: 3 (2001), 262-272.
    • ‘Commercial Alternative’, New Formations 50 (Autumn 2003), 106-122.
    • ‘Estopped By Grand Playsaunce: Flann O’Brien’s Post-Colonial Lore’. Journal of Law and Society, 31: 1 (March 2004), 15-37.
    • ‘“A Balloon Filled With Verbal Gas”: Blather and the Irish Ready-Made School’, Precursors and Aftermaths 2:1 (2004), 74-98.
    • ‘Orgreave Revisited: GB84 and the Return to the 1980s’, Radical Philosophy 133 (September / October 2005), 39-51.
    • ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Death’, Cardozo Law Review 27:2 (November 2005), 847-867.
    • ‘Neo Lines: Alan Hollinghurst and the Apogee of the Eighties’, Literary Criterion 40: 3&4 (2005), 104-116.
    • ‘Satire Bust: The Wagers of Money', Law & Literature 17:3 (Fall 2005), 321-344.
    • ‘Forbidden to Dream Again: Orwell and Nostalgia’, English 55: 213 (2006), 281-297.
    • ‘License is Given: Money and the Menace of Comedy’, Critical Engagements 3:2 (Autumn/Winter 2009), 73-90.
    • ‘“That Carrousel Inside and Outside My Head”: Flann O’Brien and Pale Fire’, Review of Contemporary Fiction 31:3 (2011), 120-133.
    • ‘Editor’s Introduction: Listen to Money Singing’, Textual Practice 26:1 (February 2012), 1-10.
    • ‘Sado-Monetarism: Thatcherite Subjects in Alasdair Gray and Martin Amis’, Textual Practice 26:1 (February 2012), 135-154
    • ‘An Oblique Blaze in Things’, Critical Quarterly 56:2 (July 2014), 26-40.
    • ‘Waiting for Beckett’, Crossings: A Journal of English Studies, 6 (2015), 2-17.

Selected chapters

    • ‘The Fidelity of Theory: James Joyce and the Rhetoric of Belatedness’, in Joyce’s Audiences, ed. by John Nash (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2002), pp.201-221.
    • ‘Larrygogan In Space: Roddy Doyle’s Global Village’, in Cities on the Margin ed. by Phillipe Laplace and Eric Tabuteau (Annales Littéraires de l’Université de Franche-Comté: 2003), pp.201-215.
    • ‘Shades of the Eighties: The Colour of Memory’, in The Swarming Streets: Literary Representations of London, ed. by Lawrence Phillips (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2004), pp.139-152.
    • ‘The Middle Years of Martin Amis’, in British Fiction Today, ed. by Philip Tew and Rod Mengham (London: Continuum, 2006), pp.3-14.
    • ‘Mind That Crowd: Flann O’Brien’s Authors’, in Authorship in Context: From the Theoretical to the Material, ed. by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi and Polina Mackay (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007), pp.91-110.
    • ‘Remember Everything: Things Past in Station Island’, in Seamus Heaney: Poet, Critic, Translator ed. by Ashby Bland Crowder and Jason David Hall (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007), pp.155-171.
    • ‘Postwar Joyce’, in James Joyce in Context ed. by John McCourt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp.52-64.
    • ‘Irish Mimes: Flann O’Brien’, in The Blackwell Companion to Irish Literature, Volume Two: The Twentieth Century, ed. by Julia M. Wright (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010), pp.176-91.
    • ‘Has The World Changed Or Have I Changed? The Challenge of Thatcherism’, in Sean Campbell and Colin Coulter (eds), Why Pamper Life’s Complexities? Essays on the Smiths (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010), pp.22-42.
    • ‘Myles’ Tones’, in Jennika Baines (ed), ‘Is it about a bicycle?’: Flann O’Brien in the Twenty-First Century (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2010), pp.17-31.
    • ‘The Art of Offence: Literary Censorship since 1970’, in David Bradshaw and Rachel Potter (eds), Prudes on the Prowl: Literature, Obscenity and Censorship in England, 1850 to the Present (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp.179-206.
    • ‘The Art of Bad Government: Thatcherism and British Fiction’, in Emily Horton, Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson (eds), Decades: The 1980s (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), pp.75-100.
    • ‘Ploughmen Without Land: Flann O’Brien & Patrick Kavanagh’, in Flann O’Brien and Modernism ed. by Julian Murphet, Ronan McDonald and Sascha Morrell (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), pp.93-106.
    • Reception History’, in The Cambridge Companion to ‘Ulysses’ ed. by Sean Latham (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), pp.19-32
    • ‘Fiction in a Fictionalized Society’, in Twenty-First Century British Fiction ed. by Bianca Leggett and Antonio Venezia (London: Gylphi, 2015), pp.1-9.
    • ‘Reanimating Historical Fiction’, in The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945 ed. by David James (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), pp.160-176.
    • ‘Involutions of the Word: Lorrie Moore and Jonathan Lethem’, in The Contemporaneity of Modernism: Literature, Media, Culture ed. by Michael D'Arcy and Mathias Nilges (New York and London: Routledge, 2016), pp.105-118
    • ‘Around 2000: Memoir as Literature’, in The Cambridge History of English Autobiography ed. by Adam Smyth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), pp.374-87.
    • ‘What James Joyce did in the War’, in The Great War and our Mindscapes ed. by Fakrul Alam, Tahmina Ahmed, Zerin Alam (Dhaka: Writers Ink Press, 2017), pp.82-104.
    • ‘Jonathan Coe’s Stories of Sadness’, in Jonathan Coe: Contemporary British Satire ed. by Philip Tew (London: Bloomsbury, 2018), pp.35-50.