Before joining the English Literature department in 2004, Simon taught English at Manchester Metropolitan University. He took his first degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham before moving to Cardiff University to complete an MA in Critical and Cultural Theory and a PhD on time and aesthetics in English Romantic poetry, German Idealist philosophy and contemporary critical theory.
- The Body in Literature. 3MA Autumn option
- Sex, Seduction and Sedition in Restoration Literature. 4MA Autumn option
- Contemporary Science Fiction. 4MA Spring option
- Reading Science Fiction. 3MA Spring option
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Simon’s research interests include Romanticism, continental philosophy, literary theory, postmodernism, the relationship between science and literature (including science fiction) from the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century to the present, and the literature, culture and politics of the Restoration period. He would be happy to discuss potential projects with research students wishing to work in any of these areas.
'In no one thing, they saw, agreeing'
Scotland in Space
co-editor of the second edition of The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory
'Jean-Francois Lyotard' and 'Modernity/Postmodernity'
The End of the World Picture
Fractured Transcendence: Finitude, Aesthetics and the Dissolution of Art
Form, Reflection, Disclosure: Literary Aesthetics and Contemporary Criticism