The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Dr Paul March-Russell
Specialist Associate Lecturer
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- Specialist Associate Lecturer in Comparative Literature
- Director of Part-Time Studies
- Student adviser on module choices in stages 2 and 3
- Literature representative to the International Foundation Programme and Kent Partner Schools
I have taught for Comparative Literature since 2004, becoming Honorary Lecturer and Director of Part-Time Studies in 2008. I have also taught at the University of Westminster (2004-5) and curated the Valerie Eliot Modern Poetry Collection for the Templeman Library (1995-8). In 2008, I was awarded a Faculty of Humanities teaching prize. I co-organised the Charles Olson 2010 conference held at Kent and, with the Centre for Creative Writing, I have organised readings from Toby Litt, China Miéville, Christopher Priest and Adam Roberts. I am also a member of the Centre for American Studies and the Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing. I am on the editorial board of the journal, Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, and I am also the general editor of the SF Storyworlds series published by Gylphi.
In the spirit of Comparative Literature, I am drawn to the borders of literary production as to where the greatest interests lie. My interests include the short story, science fiction, modern poetry, Neo-Romanticism, and the representation of childhood. My most recent publication is The Postcolonial Short Story, co-edited with Maggie Awadalla (Palgrave 2012), which follows The Short Story: An Introduction (EUP 2009) (see the Times Higher Education review). My online article, "Whose Culture? Whose Anarchy? The Short Story and the Bonfire of the Humanities" (2011), was cited by both The New Writer magazine and the Society of Authors. Other notable publications include Legacies of Romanticism, co-edited with Carmen Casaliggi (Routledge 2012), and chapters in Childhood in Edwardian Fiction (Palgrave 2009), co-edited by Adrienne Gavin and Andrew Humphries (winner of the Best Edited Book Award from the Children’s Literature Association 2010), and On Joanna Russ (WUP 2009), edited by Farah Mendlesohn, and nominated for a 2010 Hugo Award (see the Strange Horizons review).back to top
- The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essays, co-ed. with Maggie Awadalla (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
- Legacies of Romanticism: Literature, Culture, Aesthetics, co-ed. with Carmen Casaliggi (Routledge, 2012)
- The Short Story: An Introduction (Edinburgh University Press, 2009)
- Ruskin in Perspective: Contemporary Essays, co-ed. with Carmen Casaliggi (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007)
Chapters and Journal Articles
- 'The Writing Machine: J.G. Ballard in Modern and Postmodern Short Story Theory', in Modernism, Postmodernism and the Short Story in English, ed. Jorge Sacido (Rodopi, 2012).
- 'Baby Tuckoo amongst the Grown-Ups: Modernism and Childhood in the Inter-War Period', in The Child in British Literature, ed. Adrienne Gavin (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
- 'Whose Culture? Whose Anarchy? The Short Story and the Bonfire of the Humanities', Thresholds: International Short Story Forum (2011). URL: http://blogs.chi.ac.uk/shortstoryforum/?p=5872
- Introduction and notes to George Egerton, The Wheel of God (Pickering and Chatto, 2011).
- 'Exploding the Open Book: The Atrocity Exhibition, Vermilion Sands and the Ethics of the Short Story Cycle', Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, 1:1 (2011).
- ‘Art and Amity: The “Opposed Aesthetic” in Mina Loy and Joanna Russ’, in On Joanna Russ, ed. Farah Mendlesohn (Wesleyan University Press, 2009).
- ‘Rewards and Fairies and the Neo-Romantic Debt’, The Kipling Journal, 326 (2008).
- ‘Pagan Papers: History, Mysticism and Edwardian Childhood’, in Childhood in Edwardian Fiction: Worlds Enough and Time, ed. Adrienne Gavin and Andrew Humphries (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
- ‘Ruskin, Herbert Read and the Neo-Romantic Imagination’, in Ruskin in Perspective: Contemporary Essays, ed. Carmen Casaliggi and Paul March-Russell (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007).
- ‘William Gibson’, in Contemporary Popular Writers, vol. 5, ed. Thomas McCarthy (Marshall Cavendish, 2006).
- Introduction and notes to May Sinclair, Uncanny Stories (Wordsworth Editions, 2006).
- Entries on J. G. Ballard, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling and D. H. Lawrence in A Companion to the British Short Story, ed. Andrew Maunder (Facts on File, 2006).
- ‘”Close, but without touching”: Hearing, Seeing and Believing in Conrad’s “The Tale”’, Conradiana, 38:3 (2006).
- ‘”Imagine, if you can”: Love, Time and the Impossibility of Utopia in E. M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops”’, Critical Survey, 17:1 (2005).
- ‘Douglas Oliver’ and ‘J. H. Prynne’, in The Literary Encyclopaedia, ed. Robert Clark (2005). www.LitEncyc.com
- ‘The Anarchy of Love: Conrad’s “The Informer”’, The Conradian, 28:3 (2003), reprinted in Joseph Conrad: The Short Fiction, ed. Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan et al. (Rodopi, 2004).
- ‘The Politics of Time and Form in Douglas Oliver’s A Salvo for Africa’, English, 53 (2004).
- 'Invisible Men: China Mieville's The City and the City and Christopher Priest's The Glamour', Weird Council: An International Conference on China Mieville (IES, 2012).
- 'Modernism and Science Fiction: Worlds Apart?', Worlds Apart (University of Hertfordshire, 2012).
- 'Brane-Life: M-Theory in the Novels of Justina Robson', keynote address to World-Building: The Logics of Science, Fiction and Fantasy (University of Oslo, 2011).
- 'Open Spaces: The Olson Effect in Contemporary American Science Fiction', Charles Olson 2010 (University of Kent).
- 'The Writing Machine: Ballard in Modern and Postmodern Short Story Theory', keynote address to Modernism and Postmodernism in the English Short Story (University of Santiago de Compostela, 2010).
- 'Childhood and Empire in J.G. Ballard', Childhood in British Literature (Canterbury Christ Church University, 2009).
- ‘”All art is one”: Kipling, Michael Powell and Neo-Romanticism’, Kipling 2007 (University of Kent).
- ‘Exploding the Open Book: The Atrocity Exhibition and Vermilion Sands’, From Shanghai to Shepperton: An International Conference on J.G. Ballard (University of East Anglia, 2007).
- ‘Immemorial Histories: Vernon Lee and Ford Madox Ford’, The Edwardians (University of Hertsfordshire, 2006).
- ‘Wartime as Dreamtime: The Neo-Romantic Home Front’, Dream Writing (University of Kent, 2005).
- ‘J. F. Hendry and the Ruins of London’, Literary London III (Institute for English Studies, 2004).
- ‘Debits and Credits: Loss and Return in Kipling’, Culture and Melancholy (University of Kent, 2002).
- ‘The End of Days: The New Apocalypse and the Shape of Literary History’, Revisiting the 1940s (University of Leeds, 2002).