Dr Paul March-Russell
Specialist Associate Lecturer in Comparative Literature
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Office: Rutherford S3.E8
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 and 2016, I was shortlisted for Kent Union Awards in Best Supervision and Best Academic Adviser. My current teaching includes modules in the long 19th 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 an editorial advisor to Short Fiction in Theory and Practice and Journal of the Short Story in English. (Watch me talk about Foundation here.) In 2016-17, I will be one of the judges for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. My other affiliations include the European Network for Short Fiction Research , Women's Tales (a research project into contemporary women’s short fiction based at the University of Santiago de Compostela), the May Sinclair Society and, as a Fellow, the, Higher Education Academy. I co-organised the Charles Olson 2010 conference held at Kent, and I continue to organise readings by leading literary figures, the most recent being the African-American publisher Bill Campbell in November 2015.
My most recent book publications are Modernism and Science Fiction (Palgrave, 2015) (see the Strange Horizons review), 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, mesmerism from Edgar Allan Poe to Thomas Mann, 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