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Dr Martin Dines

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

About

I lecture in twentieth-century and contemporary British and American writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I am course leader for the MA programme in English Literature.

My research focuses on Anglo-American queer writing from the 1950s to the present, and on literary engagements with space and place. I am especially interested in depictions of suburban habitats and life. I am currently writing a book titled The Literature of Suburban Change: Twentieth-Century Developments (to be published by Edinburgh University Press), which explores the relationships between literary form and suburban diversification in the US.

I am President of the Literary London Society.

Areas of specialism

  • Queer literatures in English
  • Writing space and place

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Kingston University (2011)
  • PhD English Literature, Kingston University (2006)
  • MA English Literature (with distinction), University of Sussex (2001)
  • BA hons English Studies and Philosophy, University of Nottingham (1997)

Professional membership

President, Literary London Society (2017-) (committee member since 2011)

Advisory board, 'Queer between the Covers' (2017-)

Advisory board, 'Queer beyond London' (2016-)

Fellow, Higher Education Authority (2011-)

Committee Member, British Association of American Studies (2016-17)

Co-investigator, Leverhulme-funded Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network (2011-14)

Research

My research focuses on Anglo-American queer writing from the 1950s to the present, and on literary engagements with space and place. I am especially interested in depictions of suburban habitats and life. I am currently writing a book titled The Literature of Suburban Change: Twentieth-Century Developments (to be published by Edinburgh University Press), which explores the relationships between literary form and suburban diversification in the US.

I welcome enquiries from potential postgraduate students who seek supervision for projects in my areas of specialism, in particular: literary responses to urban and suburban change; literature, domesticity and the everyday; post-1945 Anglo-American queer writing; the interrelationships between sexuality and national and regional identities.

Publications

Number of items: 19.

Article

Agnew, Eadaoin, Alliez, Eric, Auerbach, Paul, Blackburn, Robert, Botting, Fred, Brady, Mary, Caygill, Howard, Chadwick, Howard, Chanter, Tina, Choat, Simon, Chu, Jonathan, Cinpoes, Radu, Coultas, Valerie, Dines, Martin, Dixon, Paul, Favretto, Ilaria, Finn, Peter, Giaxoglou, Korina, Goldsmith, Carlie, Hallward, Peter, Hawkins, Sue, Haywood, Peter, Higginbottom, Andrew, Ichijo, Atsuko, Isaac, Marina, Jensen, Meg, Kayyali, Reem, Kettyle, Ann, Lambrou, Marina, Latimer, Amanda, Linton, Marisa, Lipsedge, Karen, Malabou, Catherine, O Maoilearca, John, McQuillan, Martin, Micklethwaite, Paul, Morgan Wortham, Simon, O'Brien, Catherine, Osborne, Peter, Pinnock, Winsome, Piper, Jason, Ponto, Maria, Raphael, Sam, Reid, Trish, Roberts, Mike, Rogers, David, Sandford, Stella, Searby, Michael, Siddiki, Jalal Uddin, Smart, Jackie, Spencer, Philip, Stockhammer, Engelbert, Stuart, John, Suess, Eleanor, Swift, Allan, Upstone, Sara, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic, Wells, Julian and Wilson, Scott (2014) Education should be a right for all. The Guardian,

Dines, Martin (2013) Bringing the boy back home: domesticity and egalitarian relationships in postwar London novels. Literary London Journal, 10(2), ISSN (online) 1744-0807

Dines, Martin (2012) Suburban gothic and the ethnic uncanny in Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides. Journal of American Studies, 46(4), pp. 959-975. ISSN (print) 0021-8758

Dines, Martin and Rigoletto, Sergio (2012) Country cousins: Europeanness, sexuality and locality in contemporary Italian television. Modern Italy, 17(4), pp. 479-491. ISSN (print) 1353-2944

Dines, Martin (2007) From subterranean to suburban: the landscapes of gay outlaw writing. American Studies Journal, 50, ISSN (print) 1433-5239

Dines, Martin (2005) Sacrilege in the sitting room: contesting suburban domesticity in contemporary gay literature. Home Cultures, 2(2), pp. 175-194. ISSN (print) 1740-6315

Book

Dines, Martin and Vermeulen, Timotheus, eds. (2013) New suburban stories. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. 233p. (Bloomsbury Studies in the City) ISBN 9781472510938

Dines, Martin (2009) Gay suburban narratives in American and British culture: homecoming queens. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. 232p. ISBN 9780230233249

Book Section

Dines, Martin (2018) Re-reading the 1950s homosexual novel. In: Bentley, Nick , Ferrebe, Alison and Hubble, Nick, (eds.) The 1950s: a decade of modern British fiction. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. (The decades series) ISBN 9781350011519 (In Press)

Dines, Martin (2018) Designs for living rooms. In: Gorman-Murray, Andrew and Cook, Matt, (eds.) Queering the Interior. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 95-107. (Home) ISBN 9781474262200

Dines, Martin (2017) 'Ode to a suburban garden': eccentric narrative and The stranger's child. In: Mathuray, Mark, (ed.) Sex and sensibility in the novels of Alan Hollinghurst. London, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 175-196. ISBN 9781137337214

Dines, Martin (2016) Gay and lesbian subcultures from Stonewall to Angels in America. In: McHale, Brian and Platt, Len, (eds.) The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature. Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press. pp. 230-246. ISBN 9781107140271

Dines, Martin (2016) A child in the suburb. In: Berberich, Christine , Campbell, Neil and Hudson, Robert, (eds.) Affective landscapes in literature, art and everyday life : memory, place and the senses. Abdingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 99-112. ISBN 9781472431790

Dines, Martin (2015) Metaburbia : the evolving suburb in contemporary fiction. In: Archer, John , Sandul, Paul J. P. and Solomonson, Katherine, (eds.) Making suburbia: new histories of everyday America. Minneapolis, U.S. : University of Minnesota Press. pp. 81-90. ISBN 9780816692965

Dines, Martin (2008) Wasteland of the free: suburbia and autonomy in Dennis Cooper's Try. In: Hegarty, Paul and Kennedy, Danny, (eds.) Dennis Cooper: Writing at the Edge. Eastbourne, UK : Sussex Academic Press. pp. 20-31. ISBN 9781845191870

Dines, Martin (2007) Poodle Queens and the Great Dark Lad: class, masculinity and suburban trajectories in gay London. In: Cunningham, Gail and Barber, Stephen, (eds.) London eyes: reflections in text and image. New York, USA : Berghahn Books. pp. 189-201. (Polygons : cultural diversities and intersections, no. 13) ISBN 9781845454074

Conference or Workshop Item

Dines, Martin (2014) "Keep in mind you are making memories" : narrating suburban childhoods. In: The Story of Memory : New Perspectives on the Relationship between Storytelling and Memory in the Twenty-First Century; 04 - 05 Sep 2014, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Dines, Martin (2011) Egalitarian relationships and the middle-class home in postwar queer London novels. In: Literary London 2011 : Representations of London in literature; 20-22 July 2011, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Thesis

Dines, Martin (2006) Homecoming queens: gay suburban narratives in British and American film and fiction. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, uk.bl.ethos.430687.

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