Comparative Literature

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Dr Paul March-Russell

Specialist Associate Lecturer

Comparative Literature

Office: Cornwallis North-West 118


  • Specialist Associate Lecturer in Comparative Literature
  • Director of Part-Time Studies
  • Literature representative to the International Foundation Programme and Kent Partner Schools

I have taught for Comparative Literature in my current 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. I co-organised the Charles Olson 2010 conference held at Kent and, with the Centre for Creative Writing, I have organised readings from, amongst others, Toby Litt, China Miéville and Jeff Noon. I am also a member of the Centre for American Studies and the Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing. I am the editor of Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, the general editor of SF Storyworlds (Gylphi Press), and I am on the editorial board of the journal, 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 the H.G. Wells Society.

My research interests include the short story, science fiction and modern poetry. I am currently writing a book on Modernism and Science Fiction for Palgrave (forthcoming 2015). My most recent publications are The Postcolonial Short Story, co-edited with Maggie Awadalla (Palgrave 2013), which follows The Short Story: An Introduction (EUP 2009) (see the Times Higher Education review), and Legacies of Romanticism, co-edited with Carmen Casaliggi (Routledge 2012). I am currently co-supervising three postgraduate students on imaginary architecture in Mervyn Peake, magical realism and the New Physics, and women and textiles in literature. 

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Book section
March-Russell, P. (2009). Pagan papers: history, mysticism, and Edwardian childhood. in: Gavin, A. E. and Humphries, A. F. eds. Childhood in Edwardian Fiction: Worlds Enough and Time. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 23-36.
March-Russell, P. (2009). Art and amity: the 'opposed aesthetic' of Mina Loy and Joanna Russ. in: Mendlesohn, F. ed. On Joanna Russ. Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, pp. 168-184.
March-Russell, P. (2004). The anarchy of love: Conrad's "The Informer". in: Erdinast-Vulcan, D., Simmons, A. H. and Stape, J. H. eds. Joseph Conrad: The Short Fiction. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 45-60.
March-Russell, P. (2009). The short story: an introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
March-Russell, P. (2008). "Rewards and Fairies" and the neo-romantic debt. The Kipling Journal [Online] 82:6-13.
March-Russell, P. (2006). "Close, but without touching": hearing, seeing and believing in Conrad's "The Tale". Conradiana 38:267-282.
March-Russell, P. (2005). "Imagine, if you can": love, time and impossibility of utopia in E.M. Forster's "The Machine Stops". Critical survey 17:56-71.
March-Russell, P. (2004). The politics of time and form in Douglas Oliver's "A Salvo for Africa". English 53:203-218.
Edited book
Casaliggi, C. and March-Russell, P. eds. (2007). Ruskin in perspective: contemporary essays. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars.
March-Russell, P. (2005). John McLeod, Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis Awadalla, M. and Dayoub, R. eds. :25-26.
March-Russell, P. (2003). Shirley Jackson's American Gothic Hughes, W. and Smith, A. eds. 5:106-109.
March-Russell, P. (2003). Andrew Smith and William Hughes (eds), Empire and the gothic: the politics of genre Awadalla, M. and Dayoub, R. eds. :27-28.
March-Russell, P. (2002). Modern Fiction Studies: Gothic and Modernism Whatley, J. ed. 4:205-208.
Internet publication
March-Russell, P. (2005). Douglas Oliver (1937-2000) [Online].
March-Russell, P. (2004). J.H. Prynne (1936- ) [Online].
Total publications in KAR: 15 [See all in KAR]
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Comparative Literature, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 10/09/2014