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. (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.
Bentley, N., Ferrebe, A. and Hubble, N. (2018) 'The 1950s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction'. Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 10: 1350011517 ISSN 13: 978-1-3500-1151-9
Hubble, N. (2018) 'Respectability, Nostalgia and Shame in Contemporary English Working-Class Fiction', in Clarke, B. and Hubble, N. (eds.) Working-Class Fiction: Theory and Practice. Palgrave. pp. 269 - 287. ISBN 13: 9783319963099.
Hubble, N. (2018) ''The Choices of Master Samwise': Rethinking 1950s Fiction', in Hubble, N., Ferrebe, A. and Bentley, N. (eds.) The 1950s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction. Bloomsbury. pp. 19 - 51.
Hubble, N., MacCallum-Stewart, E. and Norman, J. (2018) 'The Science Fiction of Iain M Banks'. Canterbury: Gylphi. ISSN 13: 978-1-78024-054-1