Dr. David Sweeney PhD, MPhil, MA

Job Title:

Lecturer, Forum for Critical Inquiry




Cthulhu by HP Lovecraft
Research interest of David Sweeney

Cthulhu by HP Lovecraft


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)