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Dr David Shackleton

Research interests

My research focuses on modernist literature and culture, specifically the representation of time in literature, the links between literature and visual culture, and the ways in which modernism engages—or fails to engage—with the environmental damage of the Anthropocene.

I am currently writing a monograph called Anthropocene Modernism: Time, History and the Modernist Novel. By demonstrating how the experimental narratives of H. G. Wells, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Olive Moore and Jean Rhys refigure the temporality of modernity and the historical situations about which they wrote, this project offers an innovative assessment of the eco-politics of modernism.

I have published articles in The Review of English Studies and Victorian Literature and Culture, and interview regularly for the book-recommendation website Five Books.