Dr Paul March-Russell

Position:Senior Lecturer in English
School: Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
E- mail: pamarch-russell@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Room No:B118



Research Groups:
• Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
• Member, The Science Fiction Foundation (SFF)

• Member, The Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA)
• Member, The May Sinclair Society (MSS)

Research Interests:
• Late Victorian, Modernist and Neo-Romantic literature
• The short story
• Science fiction
• Contemporary British women's fiction
• Ecocriticism, animal theory, the GeoHumanities


Books and Editions:

Modernism and Science Fiction (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essays (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) (co-ed. with Maggie Awadalla)

Legacies of Romanticism: Literature, Culture, Aesthetics (New York: Routledge, 2012) (co-ed. with Carmen Casaliggi)

George Egerton, The Wheel of God (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2011)

The Short Story: An Introduction (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009)

Ruskin in Perspective: Contemporary Essays (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007) (co-ed. with Carmen Casaliggi)

May Sinclair, Uncanny Stories (Ware: Wordsworth Editions, 2006)

Book Chapters:

'Machines Like Us: Modernism and the Question of the Robot', in Stephen Cave, Kanta Dihal and Sarah Dillon, eds. A.I. Narratives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020)

'Science Fiction, Modernism and the Avant-Garde', in Gerry Canavan and Eric Carl Link, eds. The Cambridge History of Science Fiction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019)

'Impressionism and the Short Story', in Paul Delaney and Adrian Hunter, eds. The Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018)

'In the Company of Wolves: Feminist Fairy Tales after Carter', in Jorge Sacido and Laura Lojo, eds. Gender and Short Fiction: Women's Tales in Contemporary Britain (London: Routledge, 2018)

'Story-Cycles', in Stephen J. Burn, ed. American Literature in Transition: 1990-2000 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

'Alien Pleasures: Modernism/Hybridity/Science Fiction', in Scott N. Ortolano, ed. Popular Modernism and Its Legacies (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)

'Frontiers: Science Fiction and the British Marketplace', in Dominic Head, ed. The Cambridge History of the English Short Story (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)

'Rule of Law: Reiterating Genre in Jack Glass', in Christos Callow and Anna McFarlane, eds. Adam Roberts: Critical Essays (Canterbury: Gylphi, 2016)

'Atrocious Objects: The Colonial Imaginary in Verne, Roussel, Jarry and Ballard', in Rick McGrath, ed. Deep Ends 3 (Toronto: Terminal Press, 2016)

'Writing and Publishing the Short Story', in Anne-Marie Einhaus, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Signatures of the Invisible: Reading between The City & the City and Christopher Priest's The Glamour', in Caroline Edwards and Tony Venezia, eds. China Miéville: Critical Essays (Canterbury: Gylphi, 2015)

'"Into the interstices of time": Speed and Perception in the Scientific Romance', in Adrienne E. Gavin and Andrew F. Humphries, eds. Transport in British Fiction: 1840-1940 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

'"I am not that": Liminality in the Short Fiction of Joanna Russ', in Jochen Achilles and Ina Bergmann, eds. Liminality and the Short Story: Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writing (London: Routledge, 2015)

'The Jilted Generation?: The New Puritans a Decade On', in José Francisco Fernández, ed. The New Puritan Generation: Essays on British Fiction at the Turn of the 21st Century (Canterbury: Gylphi, 2013)

'And did those feet?: Mapmaking London and the Postcolonial Limits of Psychogeography', in Maggie Awadalla and Paul March-Russell, eds. The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essays (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

'The Writing Machine: J.G. Ballard in Modern and Postmodern Short Story Theory', in Jorge Sacido, ed. Modernism, Postmodernism and the Short Story in English (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012)

'The Neo-Romantic Wyndham Lewis', in Carmen Casaliggi and Paul March-Russell, eds. Legacies of Romanticism: Literature, Aesthetics, Culture (New York: Routledge, 2012)

'Baby Tuckoo among the Grown-Ups: Modernism and Childhood in the Interwar Period', in Adrienne E. Gavin, ed. The Child in British Literature (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Art and Amity: The "Opposed Aesthetic" in Mina Loy and Joanna Russ', in Farah Mendlesohn, ed. On Joanna Russ (Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2009)

'Pagan Papers: History, Mysticism and Edwardian Childhood', in Adrienne E. Gavin and Andrew F. Humphries, eds. Childhood in Edwardian Fiction (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

'Ruskin, Herbert Read and the Neo-Romantic Imagination', in Carmen Casaliggi and Paul March-Russell, eds. Ruskin in Perspective: Contemporary Essays (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007)

Journal Articles (refereed):

'Bullet Sized', Short Film Studies 10.2 (2019), pp. 211-14

'The Abcanny Politics of Landscape in Lucy Wood's Diving Belles', Short Fiction in Theory and Practice 7.1 (2017), pp. 53-65

'In the American Grain? Nature, Postmodernism and William H. Gass', ISLE 24.3 (2017), pp. 514-28

'Exploding the Open Book: The Atrocity Exhibition, Vermilion Sands and the Ethics of the Short Story Cycle', Short Fiction in Theory and Practice 1:1 (2011), pp. 95-108

'Rewards and Fairies and the Neo-Romantic Debt', The Kipling Journal 326 (2008), pp. 6-13.

'"Close, but without touching": Hearing, Seeing and Believing in Conrad's "The Tale"', Conradiana 38:3 (2006), pp. 267-82.

'"Imagine, if you can": Love, Time and the Impossibility of Utopia in E.M. Forster's "The Machine Stops"', Critical Survey 17:1 (2005), pp. 56-71.

'The Politics of Time and Form in Douglas Oliver's A Salvo for Africa', English 207 (2004), pp. 203-18.

'The Anarchy of Love: Conrad's "The Informer"', The Conradian 28:2 (2003), pp. 45-60.


'Joanna Russ', Oxford Bibliographies (2019), https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199827251/obo-9780199827251-0192.xml

'Arms and the Woman: The Role of the Public Intellectual in Zoe Lambert's The War Tour', C21 Literature 6.2 (2018)

'Whose Culture? Whose Anarchy? The Short Story and the Bonfire of the Humanities', Thresholds: International Short Story Forum (2011), http://blogs.chi.ac.uk/shortstoryforum/whose-culture-whose-anarchy/

'Douglas Oliver' and 'J.H. Prynne' (2005), in Robert Clark, ed. The Literary Encyclopaedia, www.LitEncyc.com

Book/Film Reviews (selected):

Glyn Morgan and C. Palmer-Patel, eds. Sideways in Time, Fantastika 5.1 (2021), https://fantastikajournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/122-Review-by-Paul-March-Russell.pdf

Barbara Korte and Laura Lojo-Rodriguez, eds. Borders and Border Crossings in the Contemporary British Short Story, Short Fiction in Theory and Practice 10.1 (2020), pp. 121-24

Nicola Barker, H(A)PPY, Fantastika 2.1 (2018), pp. 122-24

Rian Johnson, dir. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Vector 287 (2018), pp. 34-35

Jerome Winter, Science Fiction, New Space Opera, and Neoliberal Globalism, Fantastika 1.1 (2017), pp. 146-51.

Ben Wheatley, dir. High-Rise, Vector 285 (2017), pp. 14-15


Dr Paul March-Russell joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in August 2021, having previously taught at the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Westminster. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Romantic, Victorian and 20th/21st century literature.

External Links

• Editor, Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

• Commissioning editor, SF Storyworlds, Gylphi Press

• Co-founder and editorial advisor, Gold SF, Goldsmiths Press

• Editorial advisor, Journal of the Short Story in English and Short Fiction in Theory and Practice

• Shortlisting judge for the Edge Hill Prize, 2021