Dr Paul March-Russell
Lecturer in Comparative Literature
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Office: Cornwallis North West 208
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays 11am-1pm
Before taking up my current post in Comparative Literature, I was Director of Part-Time Studies from 2008 to 2015; and I remain committed to widening participation. During that time, I won a Faculty of Humanities teaching prize in 2008, and in 2013 and 2016, I was shortlisted for Kent Union Awards in Best Supervision and Best Academic Adviser. In 2018, I received a certificate for outstanding student support. Since 2010, I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My main research interests focus on the short story, science fiction and Romantic legacies, but with interests also in small-press poetry, women’s writing, and postcolonial/eco-critical theories.
I am the current editor of Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, the commissioning editor for 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 2016-18, I was 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 Katherine Mansfield Society and the May Sinclair Society. I co-organised the Charles Olson 2010 conference held at Kent and 2017: A Clarke Odyssey at Canterbury Christ Church University. I have organised a number of readings at Kent by leading literary figures; forthcoming in October 2018 is M. John Harrison.
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). My PhD student, Imogen Lesser-Woods (co-supervised with Prof Gordana Fontana-Giusti), graduated in July 2018 with an interdisciplinary thesis on the work of Mervyn Peake. I am currently co-supervising two PhD students on the role of mesmerism in the long 19th century, and representations of the body in 20th and 21st dystopian fiction.back to top
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I teach modules on Romanticism, science fiction, European realism, and postmodernism.back to top