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Mr John Foxwell

Research Postgraduate

Research Postgraduate in the Department of English Studies


My thesis examines the mimesis of hallucinatory experience in mid-twentieth century fiction, focusing on how the phenomenology of such experience is conveyed through the manipulation of stylistic and narratological conventions. I am one of the two funded PhD students on the university’s interdisciplinary Hearing the Voice project, and my supervisors are Professor Patricia Waugh, Professor David Herman and Dr Peter Garratt.

I received both my BA and MA in English Literature from Durham University, in 2013 and 2014 respectively. 


“Enacting Hallucinatory Experience in Fiction: Metalepsis, Agency, and the Phenomenology of Reading in Muriel Spark’s The Comforters”, Style 50.2 (2016).