Jim Clarke

Dr

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Personal profile

Biography

 

I am course director of the English and Journalism degree, and module leader on all five Journalism modules on the degree. I also teach modules in science fiction, fantasy literature and weird fiction on the Creative Writing degrees.

I am accepting doctoral proposals from students interested in science fiction and fantasy literature, and late British or Irish Modernism.

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 principal 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 Catholicism will be published by Gylphi Press in March 2019.
  • My monograph, The Aesthetics of Anthony Burgess: Fire of Words was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.

 

Area of Expertise:

News writing, science fiction, fantastika, 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 2018

J.G. Ballard's 'The Drowned World' (1962): Psycho-Geographical Cli-Fi

Clarke, J., 19 Dec 2018, Cli-Fi: A Companion. Oxford: Peter Lang, p. 21-26 6 p. (Genre Fiction and Film Companions).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Climate
J. G. Ballard
Fiction
Reader

Science Fiction and Catholicism: The Rise and Fall of the Robot Papacy

Clarke, J., 1 Dec 2018, Gylphi. 280 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Science Fiction
Robot
Catholicism
Speculative Fiction
Monographs

The Sublime in Iain M. Banks's Culture Novels

Clarke, J., 1 Jan 2018, The Science Fiction of Iain M. Banks. Hubble, N., MacCallum-Stewart, E. & Norman, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Gylphi, p. 211-226 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

Clockwork Orange
Deity

Activities 2014 2016

  • 6 Participation in conference

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

Jim Clarke (Organising Committee)
18 Mar 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Coventry University School of Humanities seminar series

Jim Clarke (Speaker)
2 Dec 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Corpus Linguistics: Beyond Boundaries Conference

Jim Clarke (Speaker)
10 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Coventry University School of Humanities seminar series

Jim Clarke (Speaker)
25 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Saor Ollscoil na hÉireann Summer School on Seamus Heaney and Patrick Kavanagh

Jim Clarke (Speaker)
23 May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation 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