Professor Philip Leonard is Research Coordinator for English and chairs NTU’s English Research Advisory Group. His research focuses on globalization, technology, and contemporary literature and theory. He is currently completing a monograph titled A World without Ground: On Being and Writing in Orbit which considers the relationship between orbital space and perceptions of the world as a planetary body that can be viewed, mapped, and measured as a unitary – global – entity. He is also writing The Great Globe Itself: Literature and Theory against the World, a book exploring recent debates in literary studies and philosophy about the limits of ‘globalization’ as a concept for understanding contemporary transnationalisms.
‘The global and the neoliberal: Indra Sinha’s Animal’s people, from human community to zones of indistinction’ in J. Ramone (ed.), Postcolonial Texts: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates (London: Bloomsbury, 2016)
‘A poetics of infinite resolution: literature and globalization’ in B. Schoene and E. Pollard (eds), Accelerated Times: British lLterature in Transition 1980-2000 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)
‘A Secret Dispersal: Derrida’s Satellites’, Parallax, 20.1 (2014), pp.98-111
‘A Revolution in Code: Hari Kunzru’s Transmission and the Cultural Politics of Hacking’, Textual Practice, 28.2 (2014), pp.267-287
Literature After Globalization: Textuality, Technology and the Nation State (London: Continuum, 2013)
Nationality Between Poststructuralism and Postcolonial Theory: A New Cosmopolitanism (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005)
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