Publications

Book

Articles / Chapters

'2 + 2 = 5 : The Politics of Number in Writing about the Soviet Union' in Textual Practice (forthcoming)

'Moon Voyaging, Selenography and the Scientific Romance' in 21st Century Approaches to Literature: Late Victorian into Modern, 1880-1920 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

‘Council Housing and the Politics of the Welfare State in Never Far From Nowhere’ in Andrea Levy: Contemporary Critical Perspectives ed. by David James and Jeanette Baxter (New York; London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014)

‘Distributism and the City’ in G.K. Chesterton, London and Modernity ed. by Matthew Beaumont and Matthew Ingleby (New York; London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013)


‘Russia and the British Intellectuals: The Significance of the Stalin-Wells Talk’ in Rebecca Beasley and Phillip Bullock (eds.), Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Cottage Economy or Collective Farm?: English Socialism and Agriculture between Merrie England and the Five-Year-Plan’ in Critical Quarterly 53.3, October 2011, special issue on ‘Food’ ed. by Matthew Taunton and Lucy Scholes

Worlds made of Concrete and Celluloid: The London Council Estate in Nil By Mouth and Wonderland’ in Ansgar Nünning, Vera Nünning and Birgit Neumann (eds.), Cultural Ways of Worldmaking: Media and Narratives (Berlin; New York: De Gruyter, 2010)

‘The Flâneur and the Freeholder: Paris and London in Metroland’ in Sebastian Groes and Peter Childs (eds.), Julian Barnes: Contemporary Critical Perspectives (New York; London: Continuum, 2011)

'Realism, Modernism and the General: Beckett, Lukács, Adorno' in Static, No. 8, 2009

'‘Monumental Alabaster’: Sculpture in The Winter’s Tale and When We Dead Awaken' in Static, No. 5, 2007

Dictionary Entries
c100 entries in Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor (eds.), Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism (London: British Library, 2009). Total contribution amounts to over 40,000 words. Entries include: ‘Distribution’, ‘Electrical Journals’, ‘Evening News (1881-1987), ‘Field (1853- )’, ‘Journalism Schools’, ‘Letters / Correspondence’, ‘Macaulay, Thomas Babington (1800-1859)’, ‘Press Association’, ‘Printing Presses’, ‘Provincial Newspaper Society’

Selected Reviews

Review of Shane Weller, Modernism and Nihilism (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011) in Textual Practice 26:3, May 2012

Review of Christopher Pittard, Purity and Contamination in Late Victorian Detective Fiction (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011) in Times Literary Supplement, 13th April 2012

Review of Frank Trentmann, Free Trade Nation: Commerce, Consumption, and Civil Society in Modern Britain (Oxford: OUP, 2008) in Critical Quarterly 44.1, April 2012


Review of Matthew Beaumont and Gregory Dart (eds.), Restless Cities (London; New York: Verso, 2010) in Textual Practice 24:6, December 2010

‘The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain’, review of Ian Jack, The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain on the New Statesman website, 26th October 2009

‘Where the Other Half Lives’, review of Sarah Glynn, Where the Other Half Lives: Lower Income Housing in a Neoliberal World on the New Statesman website, 8th Oct 2009

‘Problems With Sartre’, review of Alain Badiou, Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy in New Statesman, 6th August 2009

‘Ties that Bound’, in-depth review of Dave Clements, Alastair Donald, Martin Earnshaw and Austin Williams (eds.) The Future of Community: Reports of a Death Greatly Exaggerated in Times Literary Supplement, 31st July 2009

‘Film Rebuffs’, review of D.M. Thomas, Bleak Hotel: The Hollywood Saga of the White Hotel in Times Literary Supplement, 28th January 2009

‘Immortal Pages’, review of Jeff Gomez, Print is Dead in Times Literary Supplement, 7th March 2008

‘Heart of Darkness’, review of Slavoj Zizek, Violence in New Statesman, 31st January 2008