Prof. Nick Hubble

English & Creative Writing, Brunel University London.

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I am Professor of Modern and Contemporary English at Brunel University London, UK, where I am Convenor of the MA in English. Formerly, I have been both Director of Research (and REF lead for UOA 27) and Director of Teaching and Learning for Arts & Humanities at Brunel, and Head of English at Brunel, where I successfully led a full programme redesign of level 1 and level 2 of our undergraduate programme. I also took Brunel English through our 5-yearly Annual Programme Review, in which we gained 4 commendations. On 3 June 2014, I was quoted in the Guardian on how we took Brunel English to number 6 in the Subject league Tables. I was an external examiner at the University of Northampton from 2012-2015. I have recently been the external examiner of PhDs at the University of Birmingham, Birkbeck, the University of Western Australia, Portsmouth University, Aberystwyth University, UCL, Oxford, McGill, Salford and Kings College London.

I currently hold a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for 'Understanding Social Change through Autobiographical Narrative' (2018-20):

I review science fiction for publications including Strange Horizons and the BSFA Review; and blog about it here:

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), and (with Ben Clarke) of Working-Class Writing: Theory and Practice (2018).

I am one of the series editors (with Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson) of The Decades Series: British Fiction, Bloomsbury Academic. So far, I have co-edited five volumes in this series: (with John McLeod and Philip Tew) The 1970s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction (2014), (with Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson) The 1990s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction (2015), (with Nick Bentley and Leigh Wilson) The 2000s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction (2015), (with Nick Bentley and Alice Ferrebe) The 1950s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction (2018), and (with Luke Seaber and Elinor Taylor) The 1930s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction (2021).