Mr David Hull
|Post:||Associate Tutor (American Studies)|
|Other posts:||Research Student (American Studies)|
|Location:||Arts A 106|
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I came to Sussex in 2010 to begin my PhD in American Literature, with research on twentieth-century American poetry and the (nation)state. I hold an MA (dist.) from the University of York (2009) and a BA in American and English Literature from the University of East Anglia (2006).
Outside Academia I have worked in political campaigning, local government, and social care.
PhD candidate and Associate Tutor in American Literature
Co-organizer of the recent two-day Purity Conference at Sussex
Editorial board of Excursions, an interdisciplinary journal based in the English Department at Sussex
My thesis is provisionally titled 'Modern and contemporary American poetry and the idea of the state'. It looks firstly at the ways in which the work of a number of American poets, including Ezra Pound, Jack Spicer, and Lisa Jarnot, have conceived of the state in their work.Conversely, it investigates the ways the state manifests as a determinant factor in poetic production, whether by ideological or material means. My work is deeply interdisciplinary, drawing on political, sociological and historiographical work in state theory, and is funded by the AHRC.
More broadly, my research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first-century American poetry, modernism and postmodernism, and the intersections between literature, politics and theory.
Autumn 2011: The Look of America (Associate Tutor)
Spring 2013: The Look of America (Associate Tutor)