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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.

Published Books   

  • ed., The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2020)
  • Cold War Stories: British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990 (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
  • ed., The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • British Fiction and the Cold War (Basingstoke and New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  • ed., Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge, 2012)
  • British Literature and the Balkans: Themes and Contexts (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2010)
  • ed., Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans (Oxford: Signal Books, 2009)
  • The Debated Lands: British and American Representations of the Balkans (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2009)
  •  ed., Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict (London and New York: Routledge, 2006)
  • ed., The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)

Published Articles

  • ‘“Our Embattled Humanity”: Global Literature in an Authoritarian Age’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2020)
  • ‘Beyond Containment: The Left-Wing Movement in Literature, 1945-1989’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2020)
  • ‘Western European Literature and the East-West Conflict’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2020)
  • (with David Seed), ‘Divided Worlds: The Political Interventions of Science Fiction’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2020)
  • ‘Literature, Human Rights and the Cold War’, in Crystal Parikh, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019)
  • ‘Interrogating Utopia: On Colin MacInnes’ Absolute Beginners’, in John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett and Ashley G. Anthony, eds, Worlds Gone Awry: Essays on Dystopian Fiction as a Critique of Culture (Jefferson: McFarland and Co., 2018)
  • ‘Lines of Conflict: European Borders in Fiction, 1945-2015’, Modern Fiction Studies, Vol. 64, No. 2 (2018)
  • ‘The Reluctant Europeans: British Novelists and the Common Market’, Literature & History, Vol. 26, No. 2 (2017)
  • ‘The Dilemmas of “Post-Communism”: Elizabeth Wilson’s The Lost Time Café’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • (with Marcel Cornis-Pope) ‘European Fiction on the Borders: The Case of Herta Müller’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • ‘British Literary Responses to the Suez Crisis’, Literature & History, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2013)
  • ‘“An Uneven Killing Field”: British Literature and the Former Yugoslavia’, in Adam Piette and Mark Rawlinson, eds, The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012)
  • ‘On the Frontlines of Writing: Introducing the Literary Cold War’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge, 2012)
  • ‘“The Twilight of Utopia”: British Dystopian Fiction and the Cold War’, Modern Language Review, Vol. 106, No. 3 (2011)
  • ‘Ngugi wa Thiong’o and the Crisis of Kenyan Masculinity’, in Lahoucine Ouzgane, ed., Men in African Film and Fiction (Woodbridge and Rochester: James Currey, 2011)
  • ‘Memoirs of Conflict: British Women Travellers in the Balkans’, Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2010)
  • ‘Contemporary Gothic Fiction and the European Margins’, Balkanistica, Vol. 22 (2009)
  • ‘An Introduction to Four Centuries of Balkan Travel’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans (Oxford: Signal Books, 2009)
  • ‘Typologies of the East: On Distinguishing Balkanism and Orientalism’, in Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Vol. 29, Nos 2-3 (2007)
  • ‘Frontier Myths: Travel Writing on Europe’s Eastern Border’, in Richard Littlejohns and Sara Soncini, eds, Myths of Europe (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2007)
  • ‘“Through Savage Europe”: On the Gothic Strain in British Balkanism’, Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture, Vol. 85 (2007)
  • ‘Tayeb Salih and the Post-Colonial Nation’, Interactions, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2007)
  • ‘The Hybrid State: Hanif Kureishi and Thatcher’s Britain’, in Joel Kuortti and Jopi Nyman, eds, Reconstructing Hybridity: Post-Colonial Studies in Transition (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2007)
  • ‘Imagined Colonialism: Victorian Travellers in South-East Europe’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2006)
  • ‘Balkanism in Political Context: From the Ottoman Empire to the EU’, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2006)
  • ‘From Rhetoric to Rollback: Thoughts on Cold War Writing’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict (London and New York: Routledge, 2006)
  • ‘“The Danger Zone of Europe”: Balkanism between the Cold War and 9/11’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2005)
  • ‘Alienation and Alterity in Jean Rhys’s Late Fiction’, Litteralis: Studies and Debates in Literature, Linguistics and the Arts, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2004)
  • ‘Cultural Perspectivism in Bharati Mukherjee’s Short Stories’, Atlantic Literary Review, Vol. 5, Nos 3-4 (2004)
  • ‘The Uses of Balkanism: Representation and Power in British Travel Writing, 1850-1914’, Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 82, No. 3 (2004)
  • ‘The Red Threat: Cold War Rhetoric and the British Novel’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)
  • ‘The Unending Revolt: Travel in an Era of Modernism’, Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2003)
  • ‘Shifting Paradigms: British Travellers in Serbia during the First World War’, Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2002)
  • ‘An Inflexible Exile: Preserving the Self in South-East Europe’, in Sharon Ouditt, ed., Displaced Persons: Conditions of Exile in European Culture (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002)
  • ‘The Escape from Decadence: British Travel Writing on the Balkans, 1900-1945’, in Michael St John, ed., Romancing Decay: Ideas of Decadence in European Culture (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999)

 

Reviews (sample)

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 2020

Beyond Containment: The Left-Wing Movement in Literature, 1945-1989

Hammond, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature . Hammond, A. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Containment
Cold War
History
Revolution
Exploitation

Divided Worlds: The Political Interventions of Science Fiction

Hammond, A. & Seed, D., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature. Hammond, A. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Cold War
Science Fiction
Entertainment
Weaponry
Dissidents

Western European Literature and the East-West Conflict

Hammond, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature. Hammond, A. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

European Literatures
East-West
Decolonization
National Cultures
Scandinavia

“Our Embattled Humanity”: Global Literature in an Authoritarian Age

Hammond, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature. Hammond, A. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Cold War
Advocacy
Authoritarian Regimes
Writer
Equality

Literature, Human Rights and the Cold War

Hammond, A., 1 Jan 2019, The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature. Parikh, C. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge Companions).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Fiction
Human Rights
Cold War
Global Justice
Sexuality