Doug Battersby is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Bristol. His research interests fall broadly in the fields of modern and contemporary fiction and literary theory, with a particular focus on theories and practices of close reading.
Modernism’s singular allure for contemporary novelists and critics alike raises a number of questions, problems, and interpretative opportunities. What do these shared attachments reveal about the legacies of modernism today? What feelings does modernism inspire, and what values do those feelings imply?