Dr Paul March-Russell
Specialist Associate Lecturer in Comparative Literature
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Office: Cornwallis North-West 118
I have taught for Comparative Literature in my present role since 2007. In 2008, I was awarded a Faculty of Humanities teaching prize, and in 2013, I was shortlisted for a Kent Union Award (Best Supervision). My current teaching includes modules in the long nineteenth century, science fiction and postmodernism. Until 2015 I was Director of Part-Time Studies, and I remain committed to widening participation.
In addition, I am the editor of Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, the general editor of SF Storyworlds (Gylphi Press), and I am an editorial advisor to Short Fiction in Theory and Practice. (Watch me talk about Foundation here.) My other affiliations include the European Network for Short Fiction Research, the May Sinclair Society and, as a Fellow, The HE Academy. I co-organised the Charles Olson 2010 conference held at Kent, and I continue to organise readings by leading writers, the most recent being Emmi Itaranta in May 2015. I am currently part of a research project based at the University of Santiago, Compostela exploring British women’s short fiction since the 1970s.
My most recent book publications are Modernism and Science Fiction (Palgrave 2015), The Postcolonial Short Story, co-edited with Maggie Awadalla (Palgrave 2013),and Legacies of Romanticism, co-edited with Carmen Casaliggi (Routledge 2012). Previous publications include The Short Story: An Introduction (Edinburgh University Press 2009) (see the Times Higher Education review). I am currently supervising three PhD students on imaginary architecture in Mervyn Peake, magical realism and the New Physics, and dystopia and the body in 20th and 21st century literature.back to top
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I teach modules on Romanticism, science fiction, European realism, and postmodernism.back to top