I have a BA (hons) in English Literature (University of Central Lancashire), an MA in Literary and Cultural Studies (University of Lancaster) and a PhD in English (University of Lancaster).
My first monograph was published in 2019 by Cambridge University Press, and is entitled Conceptualising the Global in the Wake of the Postmodern: Literature, Culture, Theory.
I am currently working on a new book-length project provisionally entitled Visions of the Collective: Democracy and Human Formations in 21st Century Literature and Culture. The book will explore a resurgence of figurations of the collective form in contemporary culture, whilst interrogating how these figurations bear on the question of democracy.
My research interests include modern and contemporary literature; modern and contemporary cinema; cultural theory and criticism; and contemporary theories and philosophies of media. I would be very happy to supervise PhD stduents in any of these areas.
At Undergraduate level, I currently teach on the following modules: Studying Literature; One and Unequal: World Literature and English; and Island and Empire. At MA level I teach on these modules:… read more
JOEL EVANS, ed., 2022. Globalisation and Literary Studies Cambridge University Press. (In Press.)
JOEL EVANS, 2022. The End of History: Literature, Eschatology and its Legacies. In: JOEL EVANS, ed., Globalisation and Literary Studies Cambridge University Press. (In Press.)
JOEL EVANS, 2021. Literature, Democracy and the Object: From Lukacs to Ranciere and Back Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. 26(5),
JOEL EVANS, 2020. The Mob: On J. G. Ballard's Turn to the Collective Novel: A Forum on Fiction. 53(3),
At Undergraduate level, I currently teach on the following modules: Studying Literature; One and Unequal: World Literature and English; and Island and Empire. At MA level I teach on these modules: Literature in Britain Since 1950; and Place, Region and Empire. I am the convenor for Place, Region and Empire and the UG Dissertation modules.