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I teach on the BA English, MA Contemporary Literature and Culture, MA Modern and Contemporary Literature and the MA Cultural and Critical Studies, and I supervise PhD students.

I have taught and convened the following BA courses at Birkbeck:

  • The Novel
  • Critical Methods
  • The ‘American Century’ and Beyond: US Literature and Culture since 1900

And the following MA courses:

  • Contemporaneity and Globalization
  • Reading the Contemporary
  • Contemporary US Fiction
  • Narrating Nation after 9/11

From 2010 to 2013 I designed, introduced and directed the MA Contemporary Literature and Culture.

In spring 2017 I am on research leave.

PhD supervision

I currently supervise students working on Djuna Barnes, David Foster Wallace, the 9/11 novel, Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster, the American suburbs and the literature of the American South. I welcome applications from people interested in working on any aspect of contemporary US literature and culture, particularly projects that focus on issues of race, nation, globalization and the environment.