Personal profile

Biography

 

I am course director of the English and Journalism degree, and module leader on all five Journalism modules on the degree. Previously, I lectured at Trinity College, Dublin in Modernism, Postcolonialism and in the Novel.

Prior to entering academia, I was a national newspaper reporter in Ireland, in roles including Political Editor of the Irish Sunday Mirror, health correspondent of the Irish Mail on Sunday and International Sportswriter for the Evening Herald.

My doctorate was fully funded by an internationally competitive bursary from the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

 

Research:

 

  • I am principle investigator on the Parallel Translation Corpus of A Clockwork Orange with colleagues at Coventry University and the University of Birmingham.
  • My monograph on Science Fiction and Roman Catholicism will be published by Gylphi Press in 2018.
  • My monograph, The Aesthetics of Anthony Burgess: Fire of Words was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.

 

Area of Expertise:

 

News writing, literary criticism, copy editing, sub-editing, academic tutoring.

Research Interests

Irish Studies; Corpus Linguistics; Modernist Literature; Science Fiction Studies; Journalism, especially the process of Tabloidisation and the History of Journalism

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Research Output 2013 2017

Anthony Burgess’s Structuralist Turn: Claude Lévi-Strauss and Burgess's aesthetics

Clarke, J. 16 Jan 2017 Anthony Burgess and France. Angers: Universite d'Angers Presse, p. 107-126 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Little Burgess and Big God

Clarke, J. 18 Feb 2017 In : Thinking Faith.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

God

Lives in Language: Anthony Burgess

Clarke, J. 16 Feb 2017 In : Babel. 19, p. 32-33 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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The Aesthetics of Anthony Burgess: Fire of Words

Clarke, J. 30 Oct 2017 London: Palgrave Macmillan. 293 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Aesthetics
Sun
Apollo
Length
Borrowing

The language of A Clockwork Orange: A corpus stylistic approach to Nadsat

Vincent, B. & Clarke, J. 8 Aug 2017 In : Language and Literature. 26, 3, p. 247-264 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

language
novel
art
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Protagonist

Activities 2014 2016

  • 6 Participation in conference

Ponying the Slovos: A Symposium on Artlanguages and Translation Corpora in Literary Criticism

Clarke, J. (Organising Committee)
18 Mar 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

Corpus Linguistics: Beyond Boundaries Conference

Clarke, J. (Speaker)
10 Jul 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Coventry University School of Humanities seminar series

Clarke, J. (Speaker)
2 Dec 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Coventry University School of Humanities seminar series

Clarke, J. (Speaker)
25 Nov 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Press / Media

Freak storms

Jim Clarke

16/10/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Expert Comment

Acid attacks

Jim Clarke

4/10/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Expert Comment

Childhood obesity and Student fees

Jim Clarke

18/09/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Expert Comment

Barcelona Terror Attacks/Steve Bannon

Jim Clarke

19/08/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Expert Comment

Royal Family

Jim Clarke

22/06/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Expert Comment