Dr Jon Day
Lecturer in English
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1452
Address Department of English
King's College London
Room 6.46 Virginia Woolf Building
London WC2B 6LE
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Research interests and PhD supervision
I joined King’s in January 2014 after finishing a DPhil on modernist fiction, neurology and the philosophy of mind at St John’s College, Oxford, where I also studied for my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
- Philosophy of mind
- Neurology and the history of medicine
- Urban studies
- Contemporary fiction
- Flann O’Brien
My current book project explores the philosophical problem of qualia in relation to modernist fiction and the philosophy of mind. I am also working on a history of the human sensorium.
For more details, please see my full research profile.
- Cyclogeography (book), forthcoming, Notting Hill Editions, 2015)
- Novel Sensations: Modernist Fiction and the Problem of Qualia (book), forthcoming, 2015.
- What is it like to be Leopold Bloom?: Ulysses and the Problem Qualia’ in Cognitive Joyce: The Neuronal Text, (forthcoming, 2014).
- ‘Capital by John Lanchester’, chapter in London Fictions, Andrew Whitehead & Jerry White (eds), (London, Five Leaves, April 2013).
- ‘Cuttings from the Cruiskeen Lawn: Bibliographical Issues in the Republication of Myles na Gopaleen’s Journalism’ in Jennika Baines (ed.) Is It About a Bicycle? Flann O’Brien in the twenty-first century (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2011).
For a complete list of publications, please see my full research profile
Expertise and public engagement
I contribute teaching to or convene the following courses at King’s
- 7AAEM633 Literature and Psychiatry in the 20th Century
- 6AAEC062 Modernist Short Story
- 7AAEM605 The 20th Century City: From Modernity to Postmodernity
- 7AAEM659 Themes in the Medical Humanities
- 4AAEA003 Reading Poetry
- 5AAEB067 American Fiction 1900-1945: Realisms and Modernisms
I write regularly for the London Review of Books, n+1, the Telegraph, the Financial Times and other publications. I have contributed to BBC Radio 4 programmes on the history of the British Library and the life of Flann O’Brien.