BiographyI finished my PhD in Newcastle in 2014, and ever since I have been writing and publishing and doing a bit of teaching.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
The intersection of literary, philosophical, political and cultural discourses; the relation between affective and intellectual aspects of cultural texts.
I've written about masculinity, children's literature, comedy, thriller fiction, series TV, and documentary, all with a focus on the representation of political torture in the context of the war on terror. I am influenced by postcolonial literary and political theory, feminism, and continental theory.
I'm passionate about reading and movies, which is why I love my work so much. In my spare time I walk my dog Roo.
Published: Jan 11, 2016 by The Lion and the Unicorn (Johns Hopkins UP)
Authors: Alex Adams
This essay critiques Anna Perera’s young adult novel Guantanamo Boy (2009). The essay investigates the text's intellectually and ethically timid anti-torture critique, which fails to address the complexities of the positions assumed by those who would justify torture.