Dr Sadek Kessous

Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow

Contact details

Address

Street

4.15 David Hume Tower
George Square

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9LH

Availability

  • Office Hours: Wednesday, 11.00 to 12.30

Background

Dr Sadek Kessous joined the University of Edinburgh in 2020, having previously been both a Teaching Associate and Teaching Fellow at Newcastle University since 2017. He completed his PhD at Newcastle University in 2017 and also holds degrees from the University of Warwick and Oxford Brookes University.

Qualifications

PhD in American Literature (Newcastle, 2017)

MA in English Literature (Warwick, 2010)

BA (Hons) in English Studies with a minor in Film (Oxford Brookes, 2008)

Undergraduate teaching

In the academic year 19/20, I teach:

  • English Literature 2
  • American Innocence
  • Fairy Tales

Research summary

My research concentrates on the interface of economics, culture and social organisation. My most recent research project addresses American literary culture since the neoliberal turn of the mid-1970s. In that project, I map the social imaginations of works by William Gaddis, Evan Dara, Bret Easton Ellis, Jonathan Franzen, Joshua Ferris and Charlie Kaufman. I argue that the forms of these works uniquely register the social contours of economic change in arenas that range from pension funds to protests.

Current research interests

My research concentrates on the interface of economics, culture and social organisation. My most recent research project addresses American literary culture since the neoliberal turn of the mid-1970s. In that project, I map the social imaginations of works by William Gaddis, Evan Dara, Bret Easton Ellis, Jonathan Franzen, Joshua Ferris and Charlie Kaufman. I argue that the forms of these works uniquely register the social contours of economic change in arenas that range from pension funds to protests.