Dr James Burton

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Cultural History
Email j.burton (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7717 2096
Dr James Burton

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.

Teaching

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:

- Posthumansim

- Ecology

- Science Fiction and culture

- Literature and Philosophy

- Concepts and cultural forms of fiction 

Publications

Book

Burton, James. 2015. The Philosophy of Science Fiction: Henri Bergson and the Fabulations of Philip K. Dick. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781474227667

Edited Book

Hoerl, Erich and Burton, James, eds. 2017. General Ecology: The New Ecological Paradigm. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 978-1-3500-1469-5

Book Section

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

Fuller, Matthew and Goriunova, Olga. 2017. Devastation. In: Erich Hoerl and James Burton, eds. General Ecology. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 323-344. ISBN 9781350014701

Burton, James. 2015. From Exegesis to Ecology. In: Alexander Dunst and Stefan Schlensag, eds. The World According to Philip K. Dick. Palgrave, pp. 209-227. ISBN 978-1-137-41458-8

Article

Burton, James and Tam, Daisy. 2016. Towards a Parasitic Ethics. Theory, Culture & Society, 33(4), pp. 103-125. ISSN 0263-2764

Burton, James. 2014. On Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth. Theory, Culture & Society, ISSN 0263-2764