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Mark Blacklock

BA (Oxon) MA, PhD (London)
Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature

Dr Mark Blacklock is a novelist and cultural historian and teaches on the MA Creative and Critical Writing. He is the author of I'm Jack (London: Granta, 2015) and The Emergence of the Fourth Dimension (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018). You can read reviews of I'm Jack here and here and a scholarly analysis of its use of textual redaction here. The Emergence of the Fourth Dimension is usefully summarised in this review. His second novel Hinton is forthcoming from Granta in early 2020.

Mark is currently working on a new edition of the non-fiction of the British author J.G. Ballard and writing his third novel.

Mark welcomes proposals for PhD projects on genre fiction, particularly SF, crime and espionage fiction; the use of documentary modes in modern and contemporary literature; and theoretically-informed research projects considering contemporary cultural phenomena.

He was the course convenor of the MA in Cultural and Critical Studies for three years. Please see our students giving their account of the course in the video below.


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