‘ve liked T.C. Boyle’s books ever since I first saw him perform at the UEA Literature Festival in 2012. I had just moved to the UK and had just started my PhD. I was excited, not just because of all the changes that had recently happened in my own life, but also because I felt as if I was now in the middle of it all. Whatever “it” was. A place where world-famous others magically appeared in packed lecture theatres to talk shop.
After everything else I had planned for this Spring got cancelled, I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to present at the BAAS Digital Dialogues series. Basically a virtual version of the BAAS Annual Conference, which was due to run in Liverpool in April this year, the Digital Dialogues allow academics to share their ideas in a virtual environment to benefit from each other’s feedback and generate new ideas.
Is Oscar-contender Green Book a classic feelgood film or a problematic representation of real life events? The truth may lie somewhere in the middle.
My first monograph has been published by Routledge / Taylor & Francis in 2019. Preview and order via the publisher’s… Read more Extreme States: The Evolution of American Transgressive Fiction 1960-2000
Okay, I’ll be blogging about day one for US Studies Online (coming soon!) but I feel the need to add a… Read more BAAS 2017: Why It Was Ace
As we speak I’m working my way through Hogg, Samuel R. Delany’s controversial novel which depicts how a self-proclaimed “rape… Read more
Sometimes the truth truly is stranger than fiction. I am currently reviewing the final chapter of my thesis in preparation… Read more Donald Trump as a Modern Day Patrick Bateman: On Fact and Fiction
Despite suffering from a terrible case of tonsillitis – which has restricted me to my bed on an on and… Read more BAAS 2015: A Review
I have been feeling a bit conflicted over the past few days or so. I have just finished reading Norman… Read more Why Do I Love Norman Mailer and Why Do I Not Feel Bad About It?
As we speak, I’m listening to the wonderful work of Riz Ortolani, an Italian composer who sadly died this year.… Read more Why Am I Listening to This: On Cannibals, Gore, and Stunning Music