Matthew Leggatt is Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Winchester, UK. He is author of the monograph Cultural and Political Nostalgia in the Age of Terror (Routledge, 2017), and several journal articles including “Deflecting Absence: 9/11 Fiction and the Memorialization of Change” and “You’ve Gotta Keep the Faith: Making Sense of Disaster in Post 9/11 Apocalyptic Cinema”. Matthew teaches primarily in the fields of 20th and 21st century culture, specialising in popular American literature, film, and television. He received his PhD from the University of Southampton in 2013 and has experience teaching English as a foreign language and English for Academic Purposes at the University of Southampton before he joined Winchester. His current research projects are an edited collection of essays about nostalgia in contemporary film and television along with longer term work on utopian and dystopian fiction.