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Personal profile

Supervision

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

Research Interests

My research interests lie in a numbe rof 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 of thinkers, Kurt Vonnegut, H.P. Lovecraft, and cult TV, My recent work seeks to look at the significance of class in Horror fiction. 

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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Fiction Arts & Humanities
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Gothic Arts & Humanities
Hero Arts & Humanities
Comic Books Arts & Humanities
Evaluation Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2008 2017

American Horror Fiction and Class: From Poe to Twilight

Simmons, D., 19 Oct 2017, 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 212 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Fiction
Novel
Edgar Allan Poe
Gothic
Media Studies

'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

Nostalgia
History
US History
Recreation
Allusion

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

Fiction
Avatar
Comic Books
Person
Incarnation

Time on Television: Narrative Time, Time Travel and Time Travellers in Popular Television Culture

Jowett, L., Robinson, K. L., Jowett, L., Simmons, D. (ed.), Robinson, K. L. (ed.) & Jowett, L. (ed.), 30 Jun 2016, London: I.B.Tauris. 192 p. (Investigating Cult TV)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Narrative Time
Time Traveller
Time Travel
Reader
Star Trek

‘Centuries of evil… wacky sidekicks… yadda, yadda’: vampire television, vampire time and the conventions of flashback

Jowett, L., Jowett, L. (ed.), Simmons, D. (ed.) & Robinson, K. L. (ed.), 30 Jun 2016, Time on TV: Narrative Time, Time Travel and Time Travellers in Popular Television Culture. London: I.B.Tauris, p. 121-133 13 p. (Investigating cult TV).

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

Open Access
File
Flashback
Evil
Vampires
Drama
Angels

Beyond Postmodernism in Alasdair Gray's Lanark

Allen, C., Allen, N. (ed.) & Simmons, D. (ed.), 1 Jul 2014, Reassessing the Twentieth Century Canon: From Joseph Conad to Zadie Smith. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 206-220 319 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

Reassessing the Twentieth Century Canon: From Joseph Conrad to Zadie Smith

Allen, N. (ed.) & Simmons, D. (ed.), 25 Jun 2014, 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 352 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Zadie Smith
Joseph Conrad
Canon
Critical Thinking

New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft

Simmons, D. (ed.), 1 Jul 2013, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 288 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Writer

Activities 2015 2015

  • 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