Mr David Mark Hucklesby

Job: PhD Candidate

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

Research group(s): Centre for Textual Studies

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

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Personal profile

David is a PhD candidate based in the Centre for Textual Studies. His research explores the relationships between contemporary reading technologies and experimental print fiction during two time periods; the mid-to-late Twentieth Century (including the ‘New Fiction’ of BS Johnson, Giles Gordon and Ann Quin) and the Twenty-first Century (including Mark Z. Danielewski and Jonathan Safran Foer). 

Research group affiliations

Research interests/expertise

  • Twentieth Century Experimental Print Fiction
  • Twenty-first Century Experimental Print Fiction
  • Reading Technologies
  • Digital Editions
  • Media-Specific Analysis
  • Remediation
  • Adaptation
  • Art Books


  • BA (Hons, First Class), English and Fine Art (University of Wales, 2010)
  • MA (Distinction), Literary Studies and Postmodern Writing (Aberystwyth University, 2011)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Postgraduate Research Students’ Association (Oct 2012 - ): Representative to the Transdisciplinary Common Room
  • Transdisciplinary Common Room: Committee Member (Oct 2012 - )
  • Postgraduate-Assisted Learning Scheme: Mentor (Oct 2012 - )

Conference attendance

25th-27th April 2012: ‘Are We There Yet?: Remapping Literary Imagination’
Aberystwyth University (with the National Library of Wales)
Conference Paper
Title: “It’s Time that Makes the Difference”: Literary Innovation in Paper and Print

5th May 2012: B.S. Johnson and the Possibilities of the Avant-Garde
University of Sussex (with Cardiff University, B.S. Johnson Society)
Conference Paper
Title: B.S Johnson, Giles Gordon and a ‘New Fiction’

14th September 2012: ‘Forms of Innovation’
Durham University (with Edinburgh University)
Conference Paper
Title: ‘Human Documents’: Literary Technologies and the Reclamation of the Art Book

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