English Seminar: Alex Howard, ‘Asbos, Strangers, Fences: Some Notes on the State of Contemporary British Fiction’
Alex Howard: ‘Asbos, Strangers, Fences: Some Notes on the State of Contemporary British Fiction’
This paper focuses on recent fictional and non-fictional work produced by a series of major contemporary British writers such as Martin Amis, Sarah Waters, and Zadie Smith. It considers what these writers have to say about the concerns of contemporary British society, and how the concerns of contemporary British society shape their recent work.
Alex Howard joined the University of Sydney as a Lecturer in Writing Studies in 2018. He previously worked as a Lecturer in English at Sydney, and as Associate Lecturer in Modernism Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia (where he also worked as a Lecturer in English and Film Studies). He specialises in modern and contemporary literature and film, with an interest in how these fields intersect with the disciplines of critical theory and visual rhetoric. In 2017, he published a monograph: Charles Henri Ford: Between Modernism and Postmodernism. He has also published essays in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Modernism/modernity, and Journal of Modern Periodical Studies.
This event will be held online via Zoom.
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