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Dr Jon Day

Jon-Day-1Lecturer in English

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1452
Address Department of English
King's College London
Room 6.46 Virginia Woolf Building
22 Kingsway
London WC2B 6LE

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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.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Modernism
  • 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.

Selected Publications
  • 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.

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
Expertise and public engagement

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.





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