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Andrew Stones


My research is situated at the intersection between world literature and postcolonial studies. I have special expertise in modern and contemporary Anglophone African literatures, especially the work of Dambudzo Marechera and J.M. Coetzee. My current projects focus on alternative concepts of 'wordliness' in postcolonial literature, and the poetics of peripherality in contemporary African literature.

My doctoral research investigated postcolonial reconfigurations of world literature via the thought of Gilles Deleuze, using the concept of the line of flight (ligne de fuite) as a philosophical and methodological refrain.

Areas of interest related to the above include modern and contemporary world literature, postcolonial literature and theory, peripheral modernisms and continental philosophy.

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


PhD University of Warwick.

MA University of London.

BA University of Warwick.


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

[With Michael Gardiner] “Lithic Agency, Scottish Modernism and the Politics of Nuclear War”, Textual Practice, In press 2018.

Selected Conferences

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

Thinking Indigineity 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.


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


Prof. Michael Gardiner.


2018/19: EN122 Modes of Reading and EN361 Introduction to Alternative Lifeworlds Fiction.

2016/17: EN263 Devolutionary British Fiction and EN378 Disasters and the British Contemporary.

2015/16: EN263 Devolutionary British Fiction.


Andrew Stones

andrew dot stones at warwick dot ac dot uk

Office hour: 2-3pm Tuesday H5.26 (or by appointment)