I’ve spent years studying and writing about popular culture – so long in fact that out of sheer irritation they finally gave me a doctorate for it. I want to carry on my academic approach of fixing a popular text within a broader context but in a more geeky, more free-range and accessible way.
My particular skill is finding worth in the worthless – finding relevance and permanence in the most transient and insubstantial of cultural phenomena.
My interests are wide and quite often shallow (and I’m afraid my writing will at some point include the phrase ‘British telefantasy’). I’ve been trained in medieval literature, art and architecture, the history and literature of witchcraft and American politics.
I also have a passing interest in the history and fictional depiction of British and American intelligence agencies, the relationships between genre and urban and rural landscapes, the history of British telefantasy and popular interpretations of psychogeography.
I live in Exeter with Becky and the memory of a rabbit.