School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff Profile

Sadek Kessous

Teaching Fellow



PhD in American Literature, 'United States: National Sociality and Global Capital in American Fiction (1975-2010), Newcastle University (2016)

MA in English Literature, The University of Warwick (2010)

BA (Hons) in English Studies (Major) with Film Studies (Minor), Oxford Brookes University (2008)

Research Interests

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Fiction / Economics and Literature / American Studies / Post-Colonial Studies / Literary and Cultural Theory / Marxist and Post-Marxist Theory / Psychoanalysis / Globalization / Theories of Nation and Community / The Legacies of Postmodernism.



Stage One

SEL1003, Introduction to Literary Studies 1

SEL1023, Transformations

Stage Two

SEL2206, Contemporary Cultures

SEL2205, Fictions of Migration

SEL2210, Independent Research Project


My research concentrates upon the  interface of economic, literary and social spheres in twentieth and twenty-first century culture. My doctoral thesis focused upon the literary interrogation of neoliberalism's unique social organisation. I have written on the authors Harlan Ellison, William Gaddis, Evan Dara, Bret Easton Ellis, Jonathan Franzen and Joshua Ferris, as well as filmmakers, such as Charlie Kaufman.