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Research interests

Dr Andrew Hammond is a Senior Lecturer in Literature at the University of Brighton. In both research and teaching, he has specialised in Cold War literature, post-1945 British fiction, postcolonial literature and literary representations of Europe. He is the author of over thirty academic articles and nine book-length studies, including The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction (edited, 2016), British Fiction and the Cold War (2013), Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives (edited, 2012) and British Literature and the Balkans: Themes and Contexts (2010).

Supervisory Interests

Dr Hammond would welcome PhD applications in post-1945 British literature, postcolonial literature and European literature, as well as in the literary treatment of such topics as decolonisation, European identity, left-wing ideology, borders and the Cold War.

Scholarly biography

Dr Hammond completed his BA and MA degrees at the University of Leicester and achieved British Academy funding for his doctoral research at the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick, gaining the award of PhD in 2002. In 1998, he also gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (in Further and Higher Education) at Cardiff University. He has taught at the University of Glamorgan and the Swansea Metropolitan University and is currently a member of the University of Brighton's Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories at Brighton.

 

Dr Hammond's books have been reviewed in academic journals in Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United States:

 

Andrew Hammond, Cold War Stories: British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

 

  • Literature & History, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2014), pp. 111-12 (D. Cordle)

  

Andrew Hammond, ed., Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict (2006) and Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives (2012)

 

  • Cold War History, Vol. 13, No. 4 (2013), pp. 564-5 (M. Link)

 

  • Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 16, No. 4 (2014), pp. 228-32 (J. Gery)

 

Andrew Hammond, British Literature and the Balkans: Themes and Contexts (2010)

 

  • Southeastern Europe, Vol. 36, No. 1 (2011), pp. 140-1 (P.L di Giacomo)

 

  • Slavic Review, Vol. 70, No. 3 (2011), p. 687 (W. Bracewell)

 

  • Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 55, No. 3 (2011), pp. 480-2 (M. Antić)

 

  • Geschichte Transnational, Vol. 15 (2013) (S. Troebst)

 

  • Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 91, No. 3 (2013), pp. 609-11 (A. Vari)

 

  • Central and Eastern European Review, Vol. 7 (2013), pp. 103 (A. Young)

 

Andrew Hammond, ed., Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans (2009)

 

  • Anthropology of East Europe Review, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2009), pp. 256-7 (B. Ilc)

 

  • New Zealand Slavonic Journal, Vol. 43 (2009), p. 131 (H-P. Stoffel)

 

  • Central Europe, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2010), pp. 50-1 (W. Bracewell)

 

  • Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. 52, Nos 1-2 (2010), p. 223 (J. Robertson)

 

  • Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2011), pp. 327-33 (K. Gephardt)

 

  • Australian Slavonic and East European Studies, Vol. 24, Nos 1-2 (2011), pp. 137-9 (S. Hillman)

 

Andrew Hammond, The Debated Lands: British and American Representations of the Balkans (2007)

 

  • American Ethnologist, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2009), pp. 438-9 (K. Ghodsee)

 

  • Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2009), pp. 87-8 (A. Drace-Francis)

 

  • Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 87, No. 4 (2009), pp. 746-9 (L. Kostova)

  

Andrew Hammond, ed., The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other, 1945-2003 (2004)

 

  • Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 83, No. 4 (2005), pp. 751-55 (L. Kostova)

 

  • Journeys, Vol. 6, Nos 1-2 (2005), pp. 140-3 (A. Mihalache)

 

  • Slavic Review, Vol. 64, No. 4 (2005), pp. 887-8 (T. Longinović)

 

  • Slavic and East European Journal, Vo. 50, No. 2 (2006), pp. 377-8 (N. Tyurina)

 

  • Balkanistica, Vol. 20 (2007), pp. 212-13 (S. Rucker-Chang)

 

The following extracts are from reviews of Dr Hammond's books:

 

British Fiction and the Cold War (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) 

"British Fiction and the Cold War is a real map of the territory, suggesting lines of enquiry as well as, with specific cases, doing sterling work contextualising and analysing the texts to demonstrate the Cold War focus as workable hermeneutically. The Cold War frame picks out the ideology underpinning the withdrawal from empire, and the revolutionary rhetoric and right-wing propaganda structuring the conflict between militant and conservative forces in the UK. An excellent book, much needed." (Professor A. Piette, University of Sheffield)"Andrew Hammond's provocative, detailed analysis of British fiction between 1945 and 1989 provides a welcome jolt to assumptions that have, for the last two decades, informed discussion of literature and culture of the second half of the twentieth century. Arguing that British fiction is best understood in the context of global forces, he makes a compelling case for reading it anew within the geopolitical and domestic political frameworks of the Cold War. [...] this is an important contribution to the understanding of British fiction." (Literature & History)

 

(Ed.) Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives (New York and London: Routledge, 2012)

"what Andrew Hammond and the 27 contributors to these two volumes have provided for contemporary literary studies is not only the larger story of what [...] the world was facing during the nuclear stand-off, but, more significantly, a blueprint for reapproaching literatures worldwide." (Journal of Cold War Studies)

 

British Literature and the Balkans: Themes and Contexts (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2010)

 "Hammond's latest text is a must read for all those striving to understand postcolonial approaches to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. It is sure to become a defining volume on the topic and an esstential text for both introductory and advanced study in the growing sub-field of postcolonial approaches to Slavic and East European studies." (Slavic and East European Journal)

 

(Ed.) Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans (Oxford: Signal Books, 2009)

 "Every once in a while the academic reviewer comes across a book that is instructive, insightful and immensely enjoyable. ... Hammond deserves high praise for having secured countless sources, many of them buried in some dusty library annex, and for retrieving such a wide variety of impressions from both male and female authors." (Australian Slavonic and East European Studies)

 

"Considering the wealth of material available, the particular strength of this anthology lies in the painstaking selection and well-considered organisation of extracts. ... Through Another Europe can be seen as required reading for anyone interested in the British and American representation of the peninsula." (Anthropology of East Europe Review)

 

The Debated Lands: British and American Representations of the Balkans (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007)

"I was impressed with the range of texts he considers and the sensitivity of his treatment of specific issues. Reading the texts against the backdrop of international political issues was hugely instructive." (Professor B. Haddock, Cardiff School of European Studies, Cardiff University)

 "Andrew Hammond's The Debated Lands is a rich textual analysis of over 250 years of British and American travel writing on the Balkan Peninsula ... compelling from an ethnographic perspective." (American Ethnologist)

 

(Ed.) Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict (London and New York: Routledge, 2006)

 

"fascinating insights ... all of the contrubutors open their analyses to the global picture [and] begin to rediscover and assert the hidden literary subjectivities of the Cold War" (Cold War History)

 

(Ed.) The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other, 1945-2003 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)

  

"These essays are a valuable source for a variety of disciplines and area studies, including anthropology, communication arts, literary and cultural studies, history and political science, as well as East European studies, global studies, and British and American studies." (Slavic Review)

 

"The diachronic structure of the volume allows the reader to trace down the tendencies reemerging in contemporary rhetoric, while the interdisciplinary approach helps to tie the shift in conceptualization produced by art to political and social changes.... The collection [is] a comprehensive and enriching read not only for Balkanists, but also for a wider audience of Slavists." (Slavic and East European Journal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Research Output 2005 2019

Literature, Human Rights and the Cold War

Hammond, A. 1 Jan 2019 (Accepted/In press) The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature. Parikh, C. (ed.). Cambridge, (Cambridge Companions)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Fiction
Human Rights
Cold War
Global Justice
Sexuality

Interrogating Utopia: On Colin MacInnes's Absolute Beginners

Hammond, A. 30 Jul 2018 Worlds Gone Wrong: Essays on Dystopian Fiction. Han, J. J., Clark Triplett, C. & Anthony, A. G. (eds.). Jefferson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Utopia
Beginners
1950s
Utopian
Discourse

Cold War Stories: British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990

Hammond, A. 1 Jan 2017 London. 168 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

Dystopian Fiction
Cold War
Novel
Angela Carter
Monographs

The reluctant Europeans: British novelists and the common market

Hammond, A. 5 Sep 2017 26, 2, p. 213-230 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Novelist
Hostility
Rome
John Berger
Fiction

European Fiction on the Borders: The Case of Herta Müller

Cornis-Pope, M. & Hammond, A. 1 Jan 2016 The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction. Hammond, A. (ed.). Basingstoke, p. 143-160 18 p. (Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Fiction
Fortress
Emotion
Conditioning
Continental