I research representations of digital media in literary and popular culture. My first monograph explores what I term, ‘the digital banal’. The digital banal describes the way we encounter new media as already boring, and so are unable to engage with the novelty of our mediational everyday lives. In this project, I consider realist/reality narratives of contemporary life lived with digital technology, and work to recover the novel conditions of becoming-with technology latent in otherwise banal everyday occurrences.
Recent research has turned to thinking about the user-subject in digital culture, and specifically as the user emerges in 1990s US popular culture.
I am Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature at Queen Mary University of London. I have also taught at University of Birmingham, Roehampton, Birkbeck University of London, and the Tate Modern.