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Professor Roger Luckhurst

BA (Hull), MA (Sussex), PhD (Hull)
Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature

Academic year 2017/18

This year, I’m convenor of the MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature.

I’m teaching the second core course, ‘Post-War to the Contemporary’ in the Autumn and I’ll be running a brand new MA option in the Spring, ‘Wall, Border, Zone’

I’m also teaching the English BA option ‘British Literature 1945-79’.

Recent Publications

In 2017, I’ve published two articles on photography and the representation of death, in New Formations and Modern Fiction Studies, and one on weird fiction in Textual Practice.

I’ve also got three edited collections coming out in late 2017:

  • A special issue on ‘Weird Fiction’ for Textual Practice (co-edited with Timothy Jarvis and James Machin). This includes my long introduction ‘The Weird: A Dis/Orientation’ and the issue is out in October 2017.
  • Science Fiction: A Literary History for the British Library Press. This is an edited collection of essays by leading SF scholars, including Mark Bould, Gerry Canavan, Caroline Edwards, Art Evans, Malisa Kurtz, Rob Latham, Sherryl Vint. There’s also a foreword by SF novelist Adam Roberts. This is due out in October 2017.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Dracula, for Cambridge University Press, an edited collection of 16 essays by leading scholars of the Gothic. This is due out in December 2017.


In the past, I’ve been an occasional reviewer of science fiction and horror film for BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Radio 3’s Night Waves and Free Thinking. I blog for the British Library, in America, and write features for the film journal, Sight & Sound, most recently on Twin Peaks (June 2017) and Stephen King on film (October 2017). I’ve done some work with film companies and distributors on science fiction and horror films, including the British Film Institute, and written liner notes for Arrow, Park Circus, and the BFI.

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A slightly different version of my scholarly self is also on Twitter @TheProfRog

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