Senior Lecturer in English & Screen Studies
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Senior Lecturer in English and Screen Studies. My interests include Twentieth Century U.S. fiction, Pulp and Horror Writing, Adaptation, and Video-Games. David has published widely in these fields including monographs on the changing depiction of heroism in the U.S. during the post war period and the importance of Class in Horror Fiction.
David teaches on all of these modules as well as supervising dissertations on LIT4016 and LITM043. David has also taught modules on The Gothic, Postcolonial Literature, Modernism, and Literary Theory.
In 2016 David attained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
David has an internationally recognised research profile having published widely with many respected UK based and International, scholarly publishers.
In addition to the outlined scholarly research David has recently had success bidding for an AHRC network grant (£29,000) for a project entitled “Diaspora Screen Media Network”.
As Research Co-ordinator for the project, David played a key part in writing the application documents and is am currently involved in the successful organisation and running of the network’s events and website. The project aims to create a space for those interested and active in the areas of Black British and British Asian Screen Media to discuss pertinent issues and brings together two of the University’s key ongoing interests: Diversity Digital Teaching/Learning.
The project has already involved the participation of the local community and national/international organisations such as The Muslim Film Council, the BBC, and Film Hub Midlands. The intention is for the team to apply for follow on funding from the AHRC once the project’s initial running period has ended.
David continues to be research active, publishing numerous chapters, journal articles, and book length projects. David is currently working on two projects, the first with Liverpool University Press for a monograph on Monsters in Popular Culture, and the second with The University of Wales Press for a book on Shared Universes in Horror Fiction and Film.
Areas for supervision of research students
Since becoming a permanent member of staff, David has been involved with the supervision of 7 PhD students, on such diverse subjects as Trauma in Marvel Movies, Transmedia and H.P. Lovecraft. Southern Gothic Fiction, and Depiction of Algeria in Fiction.
David would be interested in supervising doctoral work in the areas of:
For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view David Simmons’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.