Staff Research Interests
Our staff have research interests and expertise in all major areas of Literary Study and Creative Writing.
His research focuses on fiction since 1800. His first book, Conrad, Language, and Narrative (Cambridge University Press, 2002), received the Joseph Conrad Society of America's Adam Gillon Award for the most significant work in Conrad studies from 2001-4. Contemporary Fiction and the Uses of Theory (Palgrave, 2006) is a study of the reception and representation of theoretical ideas in literary fiction since the 1960s. Sleep and the Novel (Palgrave, 2018) examines representations of the sleeping body in fiction since 1800. With Hilary Hinds (Lancaster) and Garrett Sullivan (Penn State University), Michael is one of the co-founders of the 'Sleep Cultures' website:http://www.sleepcultures.com