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Research Interests

My research interests lie in a number of interrelated areas including popular fiction, adaptation and screen media. I have written and published on a wide range of subjects including the figure of the hero/anti-hero in 1960s U.S. fiction, the theories of The Frankfurt School, Kurt Vonnegut, H.P. Lovecraft, and cult TV, My recent work looks at the significance of class in Horror fiction. 

Supervision

Ms Rhiannon McHarrie

Studying depictions of mental health in phase one MCU films.

 

Ms Lamia Hamini

The depiction of Masculinity in Edward Albee's plays.

 

Ms Stacey Busuttil

Studying marginalised examples of race, gender and class in the novels of Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers and other Southern Gothic Writers of the twentieth century.

 

Abdellah Maachou; English and Creative Writing

The Enhancement of Learner Motivation and English Speaking Identity through the Integration of Films in EFL classrooms: the Case of Algerian EFL First Year University Students.

 

Soumeya Slimani; English and Creative Writing

The Image of Algeria in Maria Martin's History of the Captivity and Sufferings of Mrs. Maria Martin (1807), Jules Verne’s Invasion of the Sea (1905), Yacine Kateb’s Nedjma (1956), Assia Djebar’s Fantasia, An Algerian Cavalcade (1985) and Ahmed Hanifi’s La Folle d’Alger (2012).

 

Mr Elhadj Benmoussa

Teaching Literature In Algerian HE Using Critical Thinking and Communicative Approaches

 

Mr Ross Norman

Excursions into Arkham County: transmedia storytelling in the storyworld of H.P. Lovecraft

 

External Roles

Member of the Editorial Board for the peer reviewed The Open Access Library of the Humanities

Member of the Editorial Board for the peer reviewed The Journal of Popular Culture

Member of the Editorial Board for the peer reviewed Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

Member of the Editorial Board of BAAS US Studies Online peer reviewed journal.

Manuscript reviewer for Palgrave Macmillan in the area of Contemporary American Literature

Member of ABES (Annotated Bibliography of English Studies),Contributor/reviewer of Contemporary American Literature

Founder member of the Kurt Vonnegut Society

Member of the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies

Other Responsibilities

External Examiner for The University of Wolverhampton’s Popular Culture MA

External positions

External Examiner for MA in Popular Culture, University of Wolverhampton

31 Oct 201531 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • PS American literature
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Anti-hero
  • Weird Fiction
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Class
  • Herbert Marcuse
  • Popular Fiction
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Joseph Heller
  • Chuck Palahniuk
  • Transmedia
  • Adaptation

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Research Output

American Horror Fiction and Class: From Poe to Twilight

Simmons, D., 16 Sep 2017, 1 ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 212 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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  • Class and Horror Fiction at Mid-Century

    Simmons, D., 16 Sep 2017, American Horror Fiction and Class . London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 79-117 39 p. (Palgrave Gothic (PAGO)).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

    Open Access
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  • Class and Horror Fiction During the Early Twentieth Century

    Simmons, D., 16 Sep 2017, American Horror Fiction and Class . London: Palgrave Macmillan, London, p. 39-77 39 p. (Palgrave Gothic (PAGO)).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Horror Fiction and Class in the Contemporary Period

    Simmons, D., 16 Sep 2017, American Horror Fiction and Class. London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 159-195 37 p. (American Horror Fiction and Class).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Introduction: Establishing the Place of Class in US Gothic and Horror Fiction

    Simmons, D., 16 Sep 2017, American Horror Fiction and Class: From Poe to Twilight. London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 1-37 37 p. (Palgrave Gothic ).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Representing Class During the Horror Boom of the 1970s and 1980s

    Simmons, D., 16 Sep 2017, American Horror Fiction and Class. London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 119-158 40 p. (American Horror Fiction and Class).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • 'Bonanza was never like this': Quantum Leap and Interrogating Nostalgia

    Simmons, D., 30 Jun 2016, Time on Television: Narrative Time, Time Travel and Time Travellers in Popular Television Culture. Jowett, L., Robinson, K. & Simmons, D. (eds.). London: I.B.Tauris, p. 145-156 12 p. (Investigating cult TV).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • H.P. Lovecraft and real person fiction: the pulp author as subcultural avatar

    Simmons, D., 1 Jul 2016, The Age of Lovecraft. Sederholm, C. H. & Weinstock, J. A. (eds.). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, p. 149-165 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    The University of Northampton School of the Arts 'Opps for Apps' Project

    Sonya Andermahr (Speaker) & David Simmons (Speaker)

    17 Jun 2015

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkTeaching

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