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Dr. David Sweeney PhD, MPhil, MA

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Lecturer, Forum for Critical Inquiry

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Dr. David Sweeney

My first degree is in English Literature and Language from the University of Glasgow (1993).

My MPhil is in Art and Design in Organisational Context from GSA , thesis title: ‘In the Company of Supermen: Creativity and Collaboration in the American Comic Book Industry’ (2002)

My PhD was supervised between FoCI at GSA and GU’s English Literature Department, thesis title ‘Life in the Multiverse: Fictional Worlds, Territorialisation and the Reality of Fiction’

In addition to GSA I have taught in the following institutions:

University of Glasgow:

Department of English Literature: 2006 – present (undergraduate and postgraduate)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology: 2008-11 (undergraduate and postgraduate)
Comparative Literature Programme: 2007-2011

Forth Valley College, Stirling:

Creative Industries BA: Art & Design and BA: Media & Communications: 2011-present (undergraduate)

My main areas of academic interest are:

• Popular culture, particularly since 1950
• Comic books
• Science fiction
• Utopian fiction
• British Cinema
• Fan networks and other ‘communities’ of interest

Forthcoming publications include:

‘I Spy: Mike Leigh and Britpop’ in Devised By Mike Leigh , Marc Di Paolo (ed), Continuum (2013)
Scanned Clean: A Critical Guide to the Novels of Michael Marshall Smith (PS Publishing, 2014)

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