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Dr Graeme Macdonald

G MacdonaldProfessor

Email: g dot macdonald at warwick dot ac dot uk


Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


Dr Graeme Macdonald is Professor, and teaches on the English and Comparative Literary Studies program. MA (Jt Hons in Literature and Sociology) Aberdeen; PhD (Glasgow); (PGCHE) Warwick.

Research interests

Current research interests include Resource Culture in World Literature/Globalisation; Energy Humanities and Petrofiction; Science Fiction and Ecocriticism; Modern and Contemporary Scottish and British Culture. I am editor of Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature (EUP 2011) and Post Theory: New Directions in Criticism (EUP, 1999). I have recently edited a new edition of John McGrath's play The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil (2015) Currently preparing a monograph, Petrofiction: Oil and World Literature. I am a member of WreC (Warwick Research Collective), who work on new ways to think about World Literature/Literature in the World. We have published a co-written monograph on Peripheral Modernism and World Literature: Combined and Uneven Development: Toward a New Theory of World Literature (LUP: 2015) I am at present Co-Investigator on the RSE Research Network, Connecting with a Low Carbon Scotland (2016-18)

Teaching and supervision

My BA options include:

MA options include Petrofiction: Studies in World Literature.

Selected recent publications


  • MA [Jt Hons] (Aberdeen)
  • PhD (Glasgow)

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Please Note: I am on research leave in T1

Term 2: Tuesdays 1-2; Wednesdays: 9-10

Term Three: By Appointment