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    Mr Andrew Rowcroft

    Associate Lecturer

    School of English & Journalism
    College of Arts

    About Andrew Rowcroft

    Andrew Rowcroft is a PhD student in English, and Associate Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln and Nottingham Trent University.

    His thesis locates contemporary American fiction in relation to new forms of Marxist literary criticism by staging encounters between the fiction of Jonathan Lethem, China Miéville, Thomas Pynchon, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Dana Spiotta, and the theoretical positions of Ernesto Laclau & Chantal Mouffe, Slavoj Žižek, Alain Badiou, and Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri.

    Andrew has interests in Marxism, post-Marxism and contemporary American fiction. He is the convenor for the Marx Research Seminar and organiser for ‘What’s Left: Marxism, Literature and Culture in the 21st Century’ (2016).

    Andrew has recently completed an article for Textual Practice on Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge. He has undertaken peer review panels for Representations (2015), and is currently preparing a research seminar for the Contemporary Studies Network (NTU) on ‘Cultural Perspectives on A.I’.

    Department Responsibilities

    Andrew currently teaches on the undergraduate modules: ‘Introduction to Literary Studies’, ‘Making Americas’, ‘American Literature I & II’, ‘Theory Wars’, and ‘American Literature: Writing Self and Nation’ (NTU), and has taught on the MA module ‘Contemporary American Fiction’. He has supervised undergraduate dissertations in modern and contemporary fiction.

    He has recently completed a workshop session on Cormac McCarthy’s The Road as part of the ‘Engaging older readers in 21st-century literature’ initiative, sponsored by the Research Investment Fund at the University of Lincoln.

    Andrew has just returned from the American Studies departments at the University of Munster and the University of Osnabruck where he spoke on the subject of contemporary American fiction, Donald Trump, and the US election.

    He has peer-reviewed articles for Representations, C21, and Global Discourse.

    Subject Specialism

    Contemporary Amercian Literature, Marxism


    • Associate Fellow of the HEA (pending) — University of Lincoln, 2015
    • MA, Modern & Contemporary Studies — Newcastle University, 2011
    • BA, English Literature — Newcastle University, 2010


    • £500, Marx Research Seminar — Doctoral School, University of Lincoln, 2017
    • £500, National Exchange Bursary — Santander Universities, 2017
    • £300, conference grant — English & Journalism, 2016
    • £400, conference grant for ‘What’s Left? — English & Journalism, 2016
    • £2,000, International Exchange Bursary — Santander Universities, 2016
    • £2,000, Marx Research Seminar — Graduate School, University of Lincoln, 2016
    • £500, Cumberland Lodge Residential Award — Graduate School, University of Lincoln, 2016
    • IIPPE, travel grant — Amiel & Melburn Trust, 2015
    • £1,530, Research Assistance Fund — RAF, University of Lincoln, 2015
    • Full Royals — Newcastle University AU, 2009

    Professional Affiliations

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Director of Marx Research Seminar
    College Representative for PRES English & Journalism
    Member of Graduate School Advisory Board
    Member of College of Arts Research Committee
    Secretary for Part-time Members (UCU)

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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