"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


Glyn Morgan

Ph.D. in English Literature, University of Liverpool, June 2017.

M.A. (with distinction) in Science Fiction Studies, University of Liverpool, December 2009.

B.A. (Hons) (2:1) in English Language and Literature, University of Liverpool, June 2008.

(forthcoming, 2018) Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives. Edited Collection.

(2018) "Daniel H. Magilow and Lisa Silverman, Holocaust Representations in History: An Introduction", European History Quarterly. vol. 48. no. 1. pp. 167-169. Critical Review.

(2014-2017) Regular "Torque Control" editorials in Vector. no. 275-.

(2016) "Beyond Brobdingnagians and Bolsheviks: Extra-Textual Readings of Swiftly and Yellow Blue Tibia", Christos Callow and Anna McFarlane (eds.), Adam Roberts: Critical Essays (Canterbury: Glyphi). Book Chapter.

(2015) "War in Pieces: Violence and Conflict in David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks". Los Angeles Review of Books. Critical Review.

(2015) "Speaking the Unspeakable and Seeing the Unseeable: The Role of Fantastika in Visualizing the Holocaust, or, More Than Just Maus", The Luminary, no. 6. Peer-reviewed Open-Source Article.

(2015) "The Ticking of Bone Clocks: David Mitchell in Conversation with Glyn Morgan". Vector. no. 281. pp. 12-17. Interview.

(2015) "An Interview with Gareth L. Powell Talking About a Monkey", Vector. no. 278. pp. 8-10. Interview.

(2014) "Alternate Histories and Conflicting Nows: Robert Harris' Fatherland and Fears of a Nazi Empire", Paradoxa, 26. pp. 173-190. Peer-reviewed Article.

(2013) "SFRA / Eaton 2013", Science Fiction Studies, vol. 54, no. 2, pp.405-6. Conference Report.

(2013) "Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio", Vector. no. 271. Critical Review.

(2012) "The Immersion Book of Steampunk ed. by Gareth D. Jones and Carmelo Rafala", Vector. no. 269. Critical Review.

(2011) "Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] 2011", Science Fiction Studies, vol. 38, no. 3, p.567. Conference Report.

(2011) "This Shared Dream by Kathleen Ann Goonan", Foundation, no. 110, pp. 101-107. Critical Review.

(2011) "Understanding Maus", The Penguin Blog. Guest Blog Post.

(2001) Interview with Joe R. Lansdale, Twisted Tales website.

(2011) "The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction ed. by Mark Bould et al.", Vector, no. 267. Critical Review.

(2011) "The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories ed. by Ian Watson and Ian Whates", Foundation, no. 109, pp. 93-95. Critical Review.

(2011) "The Holy Machine by Chris Beckett", Foundation, no. 108, pp. 94-97. Critical Review.

Conferences and Talks
(December, 2017) "Speculative Pasts: Archaeology, Alternate History, and Excavating Trauma", Theoretical Archaeology Group [TAG] Conference, Cardiff University.

(March, 2017) "Blurred Lines: Interplay between Biography and the Fantastic in Graphic Memoir", Speculations lecture series, King's College London.

(May, 2016) "The Words Around Empty Spaces: Howard Jacobson’s J and the power of not writing about the Holocaust", Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Liverpool.

(August, 2015) "The Life and Works of Terry Pratchett", Lunchtime Classics, Waterstones Liverpool One.

(May, 2015) "Undoing What Was Done: Fantasies of Undoing the Holocaust, Great Men of History, and Meta-Trauma in Two Novels from 1970s America", Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Liverpool.

(August, 2014) "Alternate Histories and Conflicting Nows", SF/F Now, Warwick University.

(July, 2014) "The Necessity of Speaking the Unspeakable, Seeing the Unseeable: The Role of Fantastika in Visualising the Holocaust", Visualising Fantastika, Lancaster University.

(June, 2014) "Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five", Lunchtime Classics, Waterstones Liverpool One.

(May, 2014) "Non-Mimetic Fiction and the Language of Trauma", Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Liverpool.

(April, 2014) "Peace in Our Time: A Forgotten Piece of Theatre History", Stage the Future: The First International Conference on Science Fiction Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London.

(October, 2013) "Fantasies of the Third Reich: Sarban's The Sound of His Horn and Spinrad's The Iron Dream", Fragments of Time: Interdisciplinary Conference on Culture and Social Change, Lancaster University

(June, 2013) "It's Not All About Maus: The Holocaust in Comics", Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF], University of Liverpool.

(May, 2013)  "Under the Fence: Truth and Fiction in Graphic Holocaust Narratives", Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Liverpool.

(April, 2013) "H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds", Lunchtime Classics, Waterstones Liverpool One.

(April, 2013) "Mirror on the Edge of Forever: Alternate History and Televisual Narratives", SFRA / Eaton Conference, University of California Riverside.

(June, 2012) "Investigating Nothing: Trends in the Publication of Alternate Histories of the Second World War", Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF], University of Liverpool.

(May, 2012) "The War Before the War to End All Wars: Pre-1945 Visions of the Second World War and Their Impact on Post-War Alternate History", Science Fiction Seminar Series, University of Liverpool.

(May, 2012) "Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart'", Lunchtime Classics, Waterstones Liverpool One.

(July, 2011) "Branching Paths: Nazi Victories in Alternate Second World Wars", The Second World War: Popular Culture and Cultural Memory, University of Brighton.

(June, 2011) "Alternate Histories and the Paratextual Instinct", Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF], University of Liverpool.

(May, 2011) "The Enemy Within: British Fascism in Alternate Histories of the Second World War", Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Liverpool.

Authored Websites
The Gutterbound Stargazer, personal blog.

Twisted Tales Events, event organisation and literary promotion group I set up. I have published author interviews and reviews through this website as well as edited all web content.

CRSF - Current Research in Speculative Fiction, conference series.

Interview and Event Experience

I've conducted interviews with authors, historians, editors, and academics at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, the International Festival of Business, the British Science Fiction Association, and for Waterstones Liverpool and Waterstones Gower. Some of these I was invited to conduct, others I have organised myself, including booking the authors and publicising the events. For a full list of my interviews, and links to some of the recordings or transcripts look here.

Professional Affiliations and Services
Exam Invigilator, Liverpool International College 2015-16

Peer-Reviewer, The Luminary 2016. Medical Humanities 2016. Fafnir: The Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research 2017.

Sideways in Time: Alternate Histories and Counterfactual Narratives, conference organiser 2015.

Features Editor, Vector: The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association, 2014-2017, #275- .

Science Fiction Foundation Conference, "Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space: the Fantastika and the Classical World", conference organisation team member 2013.

British Association of Contemporary Literary Studies, member 2017-.

Science Fiction Research Association, member 2013-.

British Science Fiction Association, member 2010-.

Science Fiction Foundation, member 2010-.

Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF), conference team leader 2010-.

Twisted Tales Events, co-founder and events coordinator, 2010-.

Lunchtime Classics Readings and Lecture Series, founder and coordinator 2012-. Multi-University Public Impact.

Editorial work for The Science Fiction Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition.

Teaching Experience
(2013) Completed Graduate Teaching Programme, University of Liverpool.

(2012-13, 13-14) Awarded Academic Development Bursary, University of Liverpool.

(2012-16) Talking Pictures [ENGL362], University of Liverpool. Lecturing.

(2012-14) Literature in Time [ENGL111], University of Liverpool. Tutoring.

(2011-12)  Modernist Literature 1890-1939 [ENGL232], University of Liverpool. Tutoring.

(2011-12) The Way the Future Was: Anglo-American Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century [HIST238], University of Liverpool. Lecturing.

(2014) Invited participant on, including chair, panels at Loncon3 [Worldcon]: The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention.

(2014) Attended Science Fiction Foundation Masterclass

(2016- ) Deputy Head Steward at Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Hay-on-Wye.

(2012- 2015) Stewarding at Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Hay-on-Wye. [Volunteer Position].

(2009-2011) Weekly Book Review slot, Andy Ball's Saturday Breakfast Show, BBC Radio Merseyside.[Unpaid].