My research investigates theories of world literature, taking insights from postcolonial theory, world-literary studies and continental philosophy. I am interested in the points of intersection between continental philosophy and postcolonial writing, and how they shape ideas about world and worldliness. I have special expertise in contemporary writing from Southern Africa, particularly the work of J.M. Coetzee, Dambudzo Marechera and Zakes Mda, as well as the thought of Gilles Deleuze and Achille Mbembe.
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, and using Deleuze's concept of the line of flight (ligne de fuite) as a literary and philosophical refrain.
Current projects explore biopolitical thought, necropolitics, and contemporary Southern African writing; and 'late style' in the work of J.M. Coetzee and Zakes Mda.
Areas of interest related to the above include postcolonial literature and theory; theories of world literature; continental philosophy and critical theory; comparative literature from Southern Africa, especially South Africa and Zimbabwe; global writing in English; 'post-continental' philosophy; and biopolitical theory.
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 2019. ISBN: 9781474439077.
[With Michael Gardiner] “Lithic Agency, Scottish Modernism and the Politics of Nuclear War”, Textual Practice, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/0950236X.2018.1533494.
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.
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.
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 dot stones at warwick dot ac dot uk
Office hour: 2-3pm Tuesday H5.26 (or by appointment)