"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" - O.W.

Current Study

Recently Completed Study:
Ph.D thesis: "Mapping Planet Auschwitz: The Non-Mimetic in Anglo-American Fiction of the Holocaust"

Current Sub-Studies

Areas of Interest:
> Non-mimetic depictions of trauma
> literature, trauma, and ethics
> Science Fiction and Alternate History
> 20th and 21st century literature
> Comics
> Paratexts


Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF) is a postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions including, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Working with fellow Ph.D. students at the University of Liverpool, I founded CRSF in 2011 to showcase some of the latest developments in the dynamic and evolving field of speculative fiction criticism. The conference provides a platform for the presentation of current research by postgraduates and is inspired by similar postgraduate conferences that I've witnessed in other fields.

I worked on the organisation of six CRSF conferences, however the conference was designed to be "by-students-for-students" and thus having completed my Ph.D. in 2016 I redesigned my role as the leader of an executive committee guiding a new generation of University of Liverpool students in their organisation of the conference.

For more information on this brilliant conference visit the website: http://currentresearchinspeculativefiction.blogspot.co.uk/