James Burton is Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Cultural History. His research interests include cultural theory, science fiction, posthumanism, process philosophy, ecology and theories of fiction. He is author of 'The Philosoply of Science Fiction: Henri Bergson and the Fabulations of Philip.K.Dick' and associate editor, alongside Erich Hörl, of 'General Ecology: The New Ecological Paradigm', (2017) a collection of theoretical essays on the contemporary imbrication of different kinds of ecology.
Arts and Cultural Theory (BA); Global Cultural Politics (BA); Cultural Studies and Capitalism (MA)
Areas of Supervision
Proposals are particularly welcome for theoretically-orientated critical research projects in the following and related areas:
- Science Fiction and culture
- Literature and Philosophy
- Concepts and cultural forms of fiction
Burton, James. 2015. The Philosophy of Science Fiction: Henri Bergson and the Fabulations of Philip K. Dick. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781474227667
Burton, James. 2019. Thinking with Whitehead about Existential Risk. In: Roland Faber and Michael Halewood, eds. Propositions in the Making: Experiments in a Whiteheadian Laboratory. Lexington Books (Rowman and Littlefield).
Burton, James. 2017. Metafiction and general ecology: Making worlds with worlds. In: Erich Hoerl and James Burton, eds. General Ecology: The New Ecological Paradigm. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 253-283. ISBN 978-1-3500-1469-5