Patricia Malone

Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow

Background

I've come to Edinburgh from the University of Sheffield, where I worked as a lecturer in twentieth and twenty-first century literature. Before that, I taught at Queen's University Belfast, where I had a special concentration in nineteenth and twentieth century American writing, contemporary global fictions, and critical theory. 

Undergraduate teaching

EL1

Literature at the Borders

Haunted Imaginations

Victorian Transatlanticism

The Black Atlantic 

Reality Hunger: Image and Appetite in Contemporary Literature

Literature, Reading, and Mental Health

Postgraduate teaching

Victorian Transatlanticism

The Black Atlantic

Reality Hunger: Image and Appetite in Contemporary Literature

Literature, Reading, and Mental Health

 

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

I'd love to supervise your PhD if you're interested in the areas I am, but I'm on a fixed-term training contract so I wouldn't be able to see it through. Happy to offer any suggestions and advice I can though. 

Research summary

I'm interested in the construction of the contemporary canon and the need to reevaluate what this means beyond the 'post-45' model. I'm working on a project that seeks to account for the purported resurgence of 'difficulty' in contemporary literary fiction (a troubled category in its own right). This connects to the more general expansion of neoliberalism as a critical and contextual concept and its nascent use as a form of literary periodisation. My doctoral thesis looked at the relationship between creativity, happiness (or 'wellbeing'), and neoliberalism in a transatlantic literary context, exploring work from England, France, and America. More recently I have returned to contemporary Irish fiction as a point of interest, somewhat to my surprise. Doing my best to overcome chauvinistic nationalism and to look towards an anti-colonial and intranational future. Wish me luck. 

 

I like most books, particularly the ones I least understand.

I have published and forthcoming articles in C21, Textual Practice, and Contemporary Women's Writing, as well as a chapter on Kurt Cobain, riot grrrl, Kathy Acker, and William Burroughs for Lit-Rock: Literary Capital in Popular Music, published by Bloomsbury Academic. That one was fun to write. 

With any luck, this link will work if you want to see more of my work: <div class="media-container"><iframe src="https://www.uwp.is.ed.ac.uk/uwp-widgets/v4/pure/embed.php?u=e76b5524-44e2-4e74-b286-c8aabf417ff9&v=4&p=2&pl=5&al=6&h=0&c=0" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="885" class="pureframe"></iframe></div> Looks messy but it'll get you there. Give me a shout if you want to talk about any of it.