Professor Roger Luckhurst
Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature
This year, I’m convenor of the MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature until September 2019.
In the academic year 2019/20 I'll be teaching the English BA option ‘British Literature 1945-79’ and co-teaching the MA option on 'US Fiction' with my colleague Joe Brooker.
Most Recent Books
Corridors: Passages of Modernity (Reaktion Press, March 2019)
Science Fiction: A Literary History (British Library Press, 2017). This is an edited collection of essays by leading SF scholars, including Mark Bould, Gerry Canavan, Caroline Edwards, Art Evans, Malisa Kurtz, Rob Latham, Sherryl Vint. There’s also a foreword by SF novelist Adam Roberts.
The Cambridge Companion to Dracula (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Essays by 16 leading scholars.
I’ve been an occasional reviewer of science fiction and horror film for BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Radio 3’s Night Waves and Free Thinking. I blog for the British Library, BBC.com in America, and write features for the film journal, Sight & Sound, most recently on Twin Peaks (June 2017) and Stephen King on film (October 2017). My piece on the history of corridors appeared in the Financial Times in June 2019.
I appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'Thinking Allowed' in March 2019 to talk about the corridors project.
I was a guest on the second series of David Olugosa's series A House through Time in 2019, talking about Spiritualism.
I’ve done some work with film companies and distributors on science fiction and horror films, including the British Film Institute, and written liner notes for Arrow, Park Circus, and the BFI.
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A slightly different version of my scholarly self is also on Twitter @TheProfRog