Marc Farrant

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PositionGraduate Trainee Tutor
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Marc Farrant

Marc Farrant is an Associate Lecturer and AHRC/CHASE funded PhD candidate, working on a thesis which explores the relation between Samuel Beckett and J. M. Coetzee by drawing on a varied archival and theoretical approach. He is supervised by Dr. Derval Tubridy and Professor Josh Cohen (Goldsmiths), and Professor Shane Weller (Kent).

He has also worked as a senior editor for several years for the online literary journal, Review 31, and has published widely, including for: The Times Literary Supplement, the Los Angeles Review of books, The New Inquiry, Textual Practice, openDemocracy and others.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) English & History (UEA, 2011)
  • MA ‘English: Issues in Modern Culture’ (UCL, 2012)
  • MA by Research in ‘Literature and Philosophy’ (Kingston University 20XX)
  • PhD English (Goldsmiths, ongoing)


  • Marc currently teaches on the first year undergraduate course ‘Approaches to Text’.
  • Previously he has worked as an Hourly Paid Lecturer in the English Department at Kingston University, London.
  • Marc is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is currently working towards the completion of a PGCert in Higher Education.

Professional activities

  • Co-convenor of: GLITS – The weekly Goldsmiths Literature Seminar, Goldsmiths, University of London, September 2016 - June 2017.
  • Co-convenor of: London Beckett Seminar – at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London.

Recent papers presented

‘With so many millions of souls to count [...] what does it matter if they miss one?’: The Question of Life and The Word of God in J.M. Coetzee’s Jesus Novels.’ – special invitation to present at the WOLEC lecture series at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, February 2017.

‘So on unknowing and no end in sight’: Samuel Beckett, J.M. Coetzee and the Imperative of a Literary Thinking - ‘Beckett and Modernism’: University of Antwerp, April 2016.

‘Stirrings Still’: Samuel Beckett’s Radical Atheism - ‘In Our Time’: The University of Malta, March 2015.