Thesis title: Form and Readerly Affect in Late Twentieth-Century Novels
Supervisor: Kate McLoughlin
Research interests: twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature; form and formalism; literary experiment; novel theory; affect; theories of reading.
Doctoral research: My research looks at formal devices deployed by late twentieth-century novelists to manage readerly affect. I am interested in which novelists mobilise experimental forms to repel readers, by disrupting the expected reading experience and demanding a new kind of reading work. My project contains chapters on Muriel Spark and B.S. Johnson, among others.
Publications: Pearson, I., 2021. Moving Through Paris: The Discontinuous Forms of Julio Cortázar’s 'Rayuela' (1963) and Luisa Futoransky’s 'De Pe a Pa' (1986). Latin American Literary Review, 48(97).