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Dr Doug Battersby


  • BS8 1TB


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Personal profile

Research interests

My research falls broadly in the fields of modern and contemporary fiction studies and literary theory. I am currently working on two monographs: a study of late modernist fiction and close reading, and a monograph on the heart in modernist fiction. In addition to my academic work, I am also an occasional reviewer of contemporary fiction for the Financial Times

I completed my PhD at the University of York in December 2017, after studying at the University of Leeds, University College London, and Trinity College Dublin. Prior to joining Bristol as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in September 2018, I was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Univiersity of Tokyo. 

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Research Output

  • 6 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 4 Book/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)
  • 2 Chapter in a book

“Reading by Example: Disciplinary History for a Polemical Age

Battersby, D., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Form and Aesthetics: Literary Criticism in the 21st Century. Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Reading Ishiguro Today: Suspicion and Form

Battersby, D., 30 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : MFS: Modern Fiction Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Close Reading, Epistemology, and Affect: Nabokov After Rorty

Battersby, D., 14 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Philosophy and Literature. 44, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)