My current research centres on the relationships between neurological language disturbance (aphasia), modernism and critical theory, and I am currently completing a monograph on this topic entitled Aphasic Modernism. My 'Language Matters' MA option allows me to explore these ideas with students of literature, cultural and critical theory, and medical humanities.
In 2012 I have been a co-investigator on a project funded by the AHRC through their 'Exploratory Awards in Science in Culture'. Beckett and Brain Science has brought together literary scholars, philosophers, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists and neuroscientists to explore the ways in which detailed engagements with Beckett's work might allow us to explore territory beyond the limits of what is deemed to be 'normal' psychological and neurological functioning. I have recently co-written an article with neuropsychologist Chris Code (Exeter University) on Beckett and speech automatisms that will appear in Chris Eagle's edited collection Talking Normal: Speech Disorders and Literature (Routledge, 2013).
I have a forthcoming volume, co-edited with Stephen Sale, on the work of Friedrich Kittler entitled Kittler Now (Polity, 2013), and forthcoming essays on contemporary neuro-novels, on Tom McCarthy, and on Beckett's experience with encrypted information in the Second World War.
I am also writing a book on Late Modernisms for Edinburgh University Press.