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Professor Nick Hubble

Gaskell Building 123


I am Professor of Modern and Contemporary English, Co-Director of the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing (BCCW), and Convenor of the MA in English. Formerly, I have successfully filled many roles including Head of English and both Director of Research and Director of Teaching and Learning for Arts & Humanities at Brunel. I hold a BA in Philosophy and Literature (Essex), a PGCE in Secondary English (Sussex), an MA in Critical Theory (Sussex), a DPhil (on George Orwell and Mass-Observation) in English Literature (Sussex) and a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Brunel).

I am the author of Mass Observation and Everyday Life: Culture, History, Theory (2006, second edition 2010) and The Proletarian Answer to the Modernist Question (2017). I am co-author (with Philip Tew) of Ageing, Narrative and Identity (2013). I am the co-editor (with Aris Mousoutzanis) of The Science Fiction Handbook (2013), (with Philip Tew) of London in Contemporary British Fiction (2016), (with Esther MacCallum-Stewart and Joseph Norman) of The Science Fiction of Iain M. Banks (2018), (with Ben Clarke) of Working-Class Writing: Theory and Practice (2018), and (with Jennie Taylor and Philip Tew) of Growing Old with the Welfare State (2019).

I am one of the series editors (with Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson) of The Decades Series: British Fiction with Bloomsbury Academic. So far, I have co-edited five volumes in this series: (with John Mcleod and Philip Tew) The 1970s (2014), (with Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson) The 1990s (2015), (with Nick Bentley and Leigh Wilson) The 2000s (2015), (with Nick Bentley and Alice Ferrebe) The 1950s (2018), and (with Luke Seaber and Elinor Taylor) The 1930s (2021).

Newest selected publications

Hubble, N. (2022) '2000AD', in Lanzendörfer, T. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to the British and North American Literary Magazine. Abingdon, Oxford : Routledge. pp. 383 - 390. ISBN 13: 978-0-3672-2281-9.

Book chapter

Hubble, N., Seaber, L. and Taylor, E. (2021) 'The 1930s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction'. Bloomsbury. ISSN 13: 9781350079144


Hubble, N. (2021) ''You're not in the market at Shielding, Joe': Beyond the Myth of the Thirties', in Hubble, N., Seaber, L. and Taylor, E. (eds.) The 1930s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction. Bloomsbury. pp. 17 - 57. ISBN 13: 9781350079144.

Book chapter

Hubble, N., Tew, P. and Taylor, J. (2019) 'Growing Old with the Welfare State'. Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 13: 9781350033108


Hubble, N. (2019) 'The Making of the Working Class: Proletarian Writing in the 1930s', in Taunton, M. and Kohlmann, B. (eds.) A History of 1930s British Literature. Cambridge University Press. pp. 44 - 57.

Book chapter
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