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Andrew Stones

Research

My research is situated at the intersection of World Literature and Postcolonial Studies. I have special expertise in modern and contemporary Anglophone African literature, especially the work of Dambudzo Marechera and J.M. Coetzee.

My current projects focus on contemporary Southern African writing and the so-called 'ends of postcolonialism'; the relationship between politics and aesthetics in World Literature; and encounters between world literature, contemporary critical theory, and the postcolonial more broadly.

My doctoral research investigated postcolonial reconfigurations of World Literature, using Gilles Deleuze's concept of the line of flight (ligne de fuite) as a philosophical and methodological refrain. Here I studied texts from Algeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, India and Australia via an interdisciplinary research praxis derived from the fields of world literature, continental philosophy, postcolonial theory and world-systems theory. My monograph is currently in development.

Areas of interest related to the above include modern and contemporary Anglophone African Literature, World Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Continental Philosophy and Critical Theory.

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

Qualifications

PhD University of Warwick.

MA University of London.

BA University of Warwick.

Publications

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.

Reviews

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 Conferences

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.

Awards

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

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

Supervisor

Prof. Michael Gardiner.

Teaching

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.


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Andrew Stones

andrew dot stones at warwick dot ac dot uk

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