Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Andrew Stones


My research investigates theories of world literature, taking insights from both continental philosophy and postcolonial studies. I am interested in the points of intersection between continental thought and postcolonial writing, and how these shape ideas about world and worldliness. I have special expertise in the work of J.M. Coetzee, as well as the thought of Gilles Deleuze.

My forthcoming monograph, Lines of Flight: Gilles Deleuze, Postcolonial Theory, and the Becoming of World Literature, investigates postcolonial reconfigurations of World Literature, studying texts from Algeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, India and Australia, using Deleuze’s concept of the line of flight (ligne de fuite) as a literary and philosophical refrain.

I am also working on an edited collection which explores the intersections between postcolonial and other approaches to the study of world literature.

Areas of interest related to the above include postcolonial literature and theory; theories of world literature; continental philosophy and critical theory; encounters and/or connections between philosophy and literature; the work of J.M. Coetzee and global writing in English more broadly.

I am a member of the Postcolonial Studies Association (UK).


PhD University of Warwick.

MA University of London.

BA University of Warwick.



Lines of Flight: Gilles Deleuze, Postcolonial Theory, and the Becoming of World Literature. [Currently in development].

Book Chapters

"Absolutely Deterritorial: Deleuze, Indigeneity and Ethico-Aesthetic Anarchism as Strategy" in Deleuze and Anarchism. Edinburgh University Press 2019. ISBN: 9781474439077.

Journal Articles

[With Michael Gardiner] “Lithic Agency, Scottish Modernism and the Politics of Nuclear War”, Textual Practice, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/0950236X.2018.1533494.

Review Articles

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press 2004. Postcolonial Studies Association Newsletter, “Decolonising Speculative Fiction”, August 2018.

Selected Conference Papers

The World Under Duress: Literary Cosmopolitanism, Fugitivity and the Postcolony in Africa. Contemporary Africas, Creative Africas: Conceptual and Methodological Advances in African Studies,Centre for African Studies, University of Leeds 2019.

Postcolonial Genealogies of May ’68: Deleuze, Badiou and the Question of Decolonisation, Double Binds of May ’68 Conference, University of Kent. September 2018.

From ‘World-Ecological’ Literature to Exo-Planetary Fictions. British Comparative Literature Association Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick 2017.

Thinking Indigeneity Without Nature: Steps Toward an Assemblage Theory of Extinction. 10th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Toronto 2017.

Wound and Diagram: The Postcolonial Ethics of the Event in the Fictions of Dambudzo Marechera. 9th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Roma Tre University, Rome 2016.


Early Career Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick 2018-2019.

School of Arts MA Bursary, Birkbeck, University of London 2012/13.


Prof. Michael Gardiner.



EN361 Introduction to Alternative Lifeworlds Fiction.

PH107 Problems in Philosophy and Literature.

EN229 Literary and Cultural Theory (Term 2).


EN122 Modes of Reading.

EN361 Introduction to Alternative Lifeworlds Fiction.


EN263 Devolutionary British Fiction.

EN378 Disasters and the British Contemporary.


EN263 Devolutionary British Fiction.

andrew dot stones at warwick dot ac dot uk