About Martin Eve
Martin Paul Eve is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Media Humanities and Performance. Martin specialises in 20th- and 21st- century American fiction, particularly the works of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace. He is also interested in various strands of critical theory, including Theodor W. Adorno, Michel Foucault and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Martin’s work primarily centres around issues of meta-writing. This focuses on writing that exhibits self-awareness of its own contexts and conditions of production, be that literary or academic work. At the most reflexive end of this spectrum of writing lies Martin’s well-known work on open access publishing.
Martin would welcome applications from students wishing to undertake a Ph.D. in any of these, or related, areas.
In addition to his scholarly literary research, Martin also edits Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon and Alluvium. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional in C# and the .NET Framework.
Undergraduate Coordinator: American Literature I and II, Making Americans and Lost in the Funhouse.
Postgraduate Coordinator: MA in 21st-Century Literary Theory.
Martin lectures on American Literature I and II, Dislocations, Introduction to Drama, Making Americans, Lost in the Funhouse, Theory Wars and the MA in Twenty-First-Century Literature.
I currently supervise PhDs in the areas of twenty-first-century American Literature and metafiction.
20th- and 21st- Century American Literature; Critical Theory; Metafiction; Open Access
— University of Sussex, 2012
— Queen Mary, University of London, 2009
— Queen Mary, University of London, 2008
— Web Editor
Higher Education Academy
— Associate Member
HEFCE Open Access Monographs Committee
— Expert Reference Group Member
Jisc National Monograph Stategy
— Expert Advisory Panel Member
Jisc OAPEN-UK Project
— Steering Group Member
Open Library of the Humanities
Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon
SCONUL Strategy Group on Academic Content and Communications
— Panel Member