Comparative Literature

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Dr Paul March-Russell

Specialist Associate Lecturer

Comparative Literature

Office: Cornwallis North-West 118

About

  • Specialist Associate Lecturer in Comparative Literature
  • Literature representative to the International Foundation Programme

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. 

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Publications

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Review
March-Russell, P. (2015). Review of Keith Brooke, 'Strange Divisions and Alien Territories'. :123-125.
March-Russell, P. (2014). Breakfast in the Ruins. Review of Richard Deacon exhibition, and 'Ruin Lust' (Tate Britain). :86-90.
March-Russell, P. (2014). Review of SF/F Now, University of Warwick. :84-86.
March-Russell, P. (2013). Review of M.P. Shiel, 'The Purple Cloud' (ed John Sutherland) Sutherland, J. ed. :95-98.
March-Russell, P. (2013). Review of Anil Menon, 'The Beast with Nine Billion Feet'. :89-91.
March-Russell, P. (2013). Review of Viorica Patea (ed), 'Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First Century Perspective' Patea, V. ed. [Online] 3:129-137.
March-Russell, P. (2013). Review of Keith Jardim, 'Near Open Water: Stories'. [Online] 28:88-89.
March-Russell, P. (2011). Review of Jo Johnson and Janice Sykes, 'Talking with your Kids about MS'. [Online]:15-15.
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.
March-Russell, P. (2001). Review of Andrew Smith and Jeff Wallace, 'Gothic Modernisms'. [Online] 3:325-327.
Book
March-Russell, P. (2015). Modernism and Science Fiction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
March-Russell, P. (2009). The Short Story: An Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Book section
March-Russell, P. (2015). ‘I am not that’: Liminality in the Short Fiction of Joanna Russ. in: Achilles, J. and Bergmann, I. eds. Liminality and the Short Story: Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writing. New York: Routledge, pp. 225-237.
March-Russell, P. (2013). And did those Feet? Mapmaking London and the Postcolonial Limits of Psychogeography. in: Awadalla, M. and March-Russell, P. eds. The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essays. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 79-95.
March-Russell, P. (2013). The Jilted Generation? The New Puritans a Decade on. in: Fernández, J. é-F. ed. The New Puritan Generation. Canterbury, UK: Gylphi Limited, pp. 29-45.
March-Russell, P. (2012). The Writing Machine: J.G. Ballard in Modern and Postmodern Short Story Theory. in: Sacido, J. ed. Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Short Story in English. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 125-147.
March-Russell, P. (2012). Baby Tuckoo among the Grown-ups: Modernism and Childhood in the Interwar Period. in: Gavin, A. E. ed. The Child in British Literature. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 196-211.
March-Russell, P. (2012). The Neo-Romantic Wyndham Lewis. in: Casaliggi, C. and March-Russell, P. eds. Legacies of Romanticism: Literature, Culture, Aesthetics. New York: Routledge, pp. 165-178.
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. (2007). Ruskin, Herbert Read and the Neo-Romantic Imagination. in: Casaliggi, C. and March-Russell, P. eds. Ruskin in Perspective: Contemporary Essays. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 101-114.
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.
Internet publication
March-Russell, P. (2015). Review of Russell Jones, 'Where Rockets Burn Through: Contemporary Science Fiction Poems from the UK' [Internet: The Shearsman Review].
March-Russell, P. (2011). Whose Culture? Whose Anarchy? The Short Story and the Bonfire of the Humanities [Online article].
March-Russell, P. (2005). Douglas Oliver (1937-2000) [Online].
March-Russell, P. (2004). J.H. Prynne (1936- ) [Online].
Edited book
Awadalla, M. and March-Russell, P. eds. (2013). The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essays. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Casaliggi, C. and March-Russell, P. eds. (2012). Legacies of Romanticism: Literature, Culture, Aesthetics. New York: Routledge.
March-Russell, P. ed. (2011). New Woman Fiction 1881-1899, vol. 8: George Egerton, 'The Wheel of God'. London: Pickering and Chatto.
Casaliggi, C. and March-Russell, P. eds. (2007). Ruskin in Perspective: Contemporary Essays. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars.
March-Russell, P. ed. (2006). May Sinclair, 'Uncanny Stories'. Ware, UK: Wordsworth Editions.
Article
March-Russell, P. (2011). Exploding the Open Book: The Atrocity Exhibition, Vermilion Sands and the Ethics of the Short Story Cycle. Short Fiction in Theory and Practice [Online] 1:95-108.
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.
Total publications in KAR: 39 [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: 12/06/2015