Jim Byatt currently teaches in the School of English at the University of St Andrews. He studied as an undergraduate at Wolverhampton and completed an MA and PhD at Warwick. His interests are in contemporary British writing, with a particular focus on extreme topics, marginal authors and experimental novels. He has published on authors including JG Ballard, Tom McCarthy and Paul Sayer, and is currently working on two monographs, one on marginality and tabooed identity in contemporary Britain, the other on literary representations of the afterlife. He teaches in areas of modern and contemporary literature, science fiction and American literature.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. James Byatt from the University of St Andrews.
His paper is entitled:
Folk Devils Revisited: Homo Sacer, Marginalisation and Modern Britain
He’s an excellent academic and a great speaker, we’re all looking forward to hearing his keynote on Monday 21st May! We hope to see you there!
(Don’t forget to register so we can cater for everyone!)