Michael P.F. Jones

PhD student at Department of English

Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L

Postal address:
Box 527
751 20 Uppsala

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Final-year PhD Student in English Literature.

Research interests: 20th Century fiction and nonfiction, creative criticism, history, comics, adaptation.

Current projects: At this time I am working to complete my doctoral dissertation on British creative nonfiction of the 1990s, including examples from Geoff Dyer, V.S. Naipaul and Andrew O'Hagan, amongst others.

I also teach English literature on the undergraduate-level.

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My research centres on changing relations to the role of history and nonfiction in 1990s British literature. Using examples such as Geoff Dyer, Andrew O'Hagan and Iain Sinclair I am looking at the ways in which authors in this period test the boundaries of private and public histories, and the present's relationship to the past and possible futures.

I received my BA and MA degrees in English Literature from Uppsala University, with dissertations on Alasdair Gray's Lanark and the works of Murial Spark respectively. I have also studied media studies, Japanese, East Asian history, and, very briefly, naval architecture at the undergraduate level in Scotland.


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