'Neoliberalism and the individual in the contemporary global novel.'

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

I am a first-year doctoral student in English Literature at the University of Northampton, supervised by Dr Rod Rosenquist, Dr Claire Allen, and Dr Paul Jackson.

My research is focused on depictions of neoliberal discourse in the contemporary global novel and its position both inside and outside the corridors of power. I am interested in interrogating how portrayals of neoliberalism illuminate a discourse of the marginal and the role of parody and satire in creating the 'self-made' individual.

My project explores how the totality of market culture and conspicuous consumption gives rise to modern, violent impulses. My research analyses the work of Jonathan Coe, Martin Amis, Neel Mukherjee, Don DeLillo, Aravind Adiga, and others. In 2022, I was awarded a studentship from the University of Northampton to study for a Higher Degree by Research Leading to Doctor of Philosophy in English and Creative Writing.
Date of Award7 Mar 2026
Original languageEnglish

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