Tel: ext. 73090
Email: m dot gardiner at warwick dot ac dot uk
Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Michael Gardiner has held posts in England, Scotland, and Japan, and written on constitutional issues, devolution, cultures of independence, literary disciplinarity and canonicity, critical theory, C20 political history, and Euro-Japanese comparison, as well as short stories.
I am presently working on, firstly, the interplay of 'disasters', nature as an idea, and political consensus, and secondly, the impact of British aesthetic and financial conceptions of government on the Meiji Enlightenment.
I welcome contact from any researchers interested in cultures of independence, post-Britishness, critical theory and literary disciplinarity, post-war British politics, or Euro-Japanese issues.
Teaching and supervision
My BA options include:
- EN263 Devolutionary British Fiction (convenor)
- EN378 Disasters and the British Contemporary (convenor)
- EN320 Dissertation
Currently supervising on post-Victorian manga and fiction and early neoliberalism. I welcome PhD enquiries on anything related to above.
Selected Recent publications
- Time and Action in the Scottish Independence Referendum (Palgrave, 2015)
- co-author, The Public on the Public: The British Public as Trust, Reflexivity and Political Foreclosure (Palgrave, 2014)
- The Constitution of English Literature (Bloomsbury, 2013)
- The Return of England in English Literature (Palgrave, 2012)
- At the Edge of Empire: The Life of Thomas B. Glover (Birlinn, 2008) (Japanese translation Iwanami, 2012)
- co-editor and contributor, Literature of an Independent England (Palgrave, 2013)
- 'New Paisley', in The Seven Wonders of Scotland (Birlinn, 2012)
- co-editor and introduction, Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature (EUP, 2011)
- co-editor and contributor, The Edinburgh Companion to Muriel Spark (EUP, 2010)
- 'Robert Louis Stevenson and the Meiji Enlightenment', in Year in English Studies 2011
- 'Kelman and World English', in The Edinburgh Companion to James Kelman (EUP, 2010)