Scholarly biography and interests

 

In both research and teaching, Andrew Hammond has pursued interests in cross-cultural representation, twentieth-century British literature and postcolonial writing and theory. He has published some twenty articles and four books on such subjects, including The Debated Lands: British and American Representations of the Balkans (University of Wales Press, 2007) and Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict (Routledge, edited 2006).

Dr Andrew Hammond’s research has focused primarily on British fiction and travel writing, and has addressed such issues as exile, decadence, identity, imperialism and cross-cultural representation. His early research was concerned with British and American discourse on south-East Europe from the early nineteenth century to the present day, analysing the forms of power this discourse has supported. His publications on the subject include Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans (Signal Books, edited 2009) and The Debated Lands: British and American Representations of the Balkans (University of Wales Press, 2007).

In recent years, Dr Hammond has begun a research project on British literature and the Cold War. His concern is the manner in which the political, military and ideological conflicts of the 1945-1989 period were explored in literary fiction, including the work of Graham Greene, Anthony Burgess, Muriel Spark, JG Ballard, Ian McEwan, Doris Lessing and Alan Sillitoe. His major publication on the topic is Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict (Routledge, edited 2006).

Dr Hammond completed his BA and MA degrees at the University of Leicester, and achieved British Academy funding for his doctoral research at the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick, gaining the award of PhD in 2002. In 1998, he also gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (in Further and Higher Education) at Cardiff University.Before his appointment at the University of Brighton in September 2008, Dr Hammond taught at the University of Glamorgan and the Swansea Metropolitan University. 

Dr Hammond would welcome PhD applications in the areas of British travel writing and post-1945 British fiction, particularly that of the Cold War period. 


Featured works and projects

British Fiction and the Cold War

Examining the impact of the Cold War on twentieth-century British literature

An Uneven Killing field

Exploring the British literary response to the wars in the former Yugoslavia

The Twilight of Utopia

Analysing British dystopian fiction from the Cold War period

British Literature and the Balkans

An extensive study of the emergence and development of balkanist discourse in British culture

Research activity 

BOOKS

2016

  • (edited) The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016)

2013

  •  British Fiction and the Cold War (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

2012

  •  (edited) Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge, 2012)

2010

  • British Literature and the Balkans: Themes and Contexts (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2010) 

2009

  • (edited) Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans (Oxford: Signal Books, 2009)

2007

  • The Debated Lands: British and American Representations of the Balkans (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007) 

2006

  • (edited) Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict (London and New York: Routledge, 2006) 

2004

  • (edited) The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other, 1945-2003 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004) 


ARTICLES

2016

  • 'Introduction: Literature and the Idea of Europe'in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016)
  • 'The Dilemmas of "Post-Communism": Elizabeth Wilson's The Lost Time Café', in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016)
  • (with Marcel Cornis-Pope) 'European Fiction on the Borders: The Case of Herta Muller', in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016)

2013 

  •  'British Literary Responses to the Suez Crisis', Literature & History, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2013)

2012

  •  'On the Frontlines of Writing: Introducing the Literary Cold War', in Andrew Hammond, ed., Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge, 2012)
  • '"An Uneven Killing Field": British Literature and the Former Yugoslavia', in Adam Piette and Mark Rawlinson, eds, The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012)

2011

  •  '"The Twilight of Utopia": British Dystopian Fiction and the Cold War', Modern Language Review, Vol. 106, No. 3 (2011)
  • 'Ngugi wa Thiong'o and the Crisis of Kenyan Masculinity', in Lahoucine Ouzgane, ed., Men in African Film and Fiction (Woodbridge and Rochester: James Currey, 2011)

2010

  • 'Memoirs of Conflict: British Women Travellers in the Balkans', Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2010) 

2009

  • 'Contemporary Gothic Fiction and the European Margins', Balkanistica, Vol. 22 (2009) 
  • 'An Introduction to Four Centuries of Balkan Travel', in Andrew Hammond, ed., Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans (Oxford: Signal Books, 2009)

2007

  •  'The Hybrid State: Hanif Kureishi and Thatcher's Britain', in Joel Kuortti and Jopi Nyman, eds, Reconstructing Hybridity: Post-Colonial Studies in Transition (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2007)
  • 'Tayeb Salih and the Post-Colonial Nation', Interactions, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2007)
  • '"Through Savage Europe": On the Gothic Strain in British Balkanism', Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture, Vol. 85 (2007)
  • 'Typologies of the East: On Distinguishing Balkanism and Orientalism', Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Vol. 29, Nos 2-3 (2007)
  • 'Frontier Myths: Travel Writing on Europe's Eastern Border', in Richard Littlejohns and Sara Soncini, eds, Myths of Europe (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2007)

2006

  •  'Balkanism in Political Context: From the Ottoman Empire to the EU', Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2006)
  • 'Imagined Colonialism: Victorian Travellers in South-East Europe', Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2006)
  • 'From Rhetoric to Rollback: Introductory Remarks on Cold War Writing', in Andrew Hammond, ed., Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict (London and New York: Routledge, 2006)

2005

  •  '"The Danger Zone of Europe": Balkanism between the Cold War and 9/11', European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2005)

2004

  • 'Alienation and Alterity in Jean Rhys’s Late Fiction’, Litteralis: Studies and Debates in Literature, Linguistics and the Arts, Vol. 3, No. 3 (October 2004)
  • 'Cultural Perspectivism in Bharati Mukherjee's Short Stories', Atlantic Literary Review, Vol. 5, Nos 3-4 (2004)
  • ‘“The Red Threat”: Cold War Rhetoric and the British Novel’, in Andrew Hammond, ed., The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other, 1945-2003 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)
  • ‘The Uses of Balkanism: Representation and Power in British Travel Writing, 1850-1914’, Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 82, No. 3 (July 2004)

2003

  • ‘“The Unending Revolt”: Travel in an Era of Modernism’, Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2003)

2002

  • ‘Shifting Paradigms: British Travellers in Serbia during the First World War’,Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2002)
  • ‘An Inflexible Exile: Preserving the Self in South-East Europe’, in Sharon Ouditt, ed., Displaced Persons: Conditions of Exile in European Culture, Studies in European Cultural Transition (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002)

1999

  •  'The Escape from Decadence: British Travel Writing on the Balkans, 1900-1945', in Michael St John, ed., Romancing Decay: Ideas of Decadence in European Culture (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999)

REPOSITORY HOLDINGS

Number of items: 19.

Hammond, Andrew (2013) British fiction and the cold war Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137274847

Hammond, Andrew (2013) British literary responses to the Suez crisis Literature & History, 22 (2). pp. 53-72. ISSN 0306-1973

Hammond, Andrew (2012) "An Uneven Killing Field": British Literature and the Former Yugoslavia In: Piette, Adam and Rawlinson, Mark, eds. The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 241-250. ISBN 9780748638741

Hammond, Andrew (2011) Global Cold War literature: western, eastern and postcolonial perspectives [Edited Collections]

Hammond, Andrew (2011) 'The twilight of utopia': British dystopian fiction and the Cold War Modern Language Review, 106 (3). pp. 662-681. ISSN 0026-7937

Hammond, Andrew (2010) Memoirs of conflict: British women travellers in the Balkans Studies in Travel Writing, 14 (1). pp. 57-75. ISSN 1364-5145

Hammond, Andrew (2010) British literature and the Balkans: themes and contexts Studia Imagologica . Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York. ISBN 9789042029873

Hammond, Andrew (2009) Contemporary gothic fiction and the european margins Balkanistica, 22 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 0360-2206

Hammond, Andrew (2009) Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans [Edited Collections]

Hammond, Andrew (2008) Typologies of the East: on distinguishing Balkanism and Orientalism Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 29 (2-3). pp. 201-218. ISSN 0890-5495

Hammond, Andrew (2007) The Debated Lands: British and American Representations of the Balkans University of Wales Press, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319659

Hammond, Andrew (2007) Frontier Myths: Travel Writing on Europe's Eastern Border In: Littlejohns, Richard and Soncini, Sara, eds. Muths of Europe. Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York.

Hammond, Andrew (2007) The Hybrid State: Hanif Kureishi and Thatcher's Britain In: Kuortti, Joel and Nyman, Jopi, eds. Reconstructing Hybridity: Post-Colonial Studies in Transition. Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York.

Hammond, Andrew (2007) Tayeb Salih and the Post-Colonial Nation Interactions, 16 (1).

Hammond, Andrew (2007) 'Through Savage Europe': On the Gothic Strain in British Balkanism Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture, 21 (2).

Hammond, Andrew (2006) Balkanism in Political Context: From the Ottoman Empire to the EU Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 3 (3).

Hammond, Andrew (2006) Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict [Edited Collections]

Hammond, Andrew (2006) Imagined Colonialism: Victorian Travellers in South-East Europe Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 28 (2).

Hammond, Andrew (2005) 'The Danger Zone of Europe': Balkanism between the Cold War and 9/11 European Journal of Cultural Studies, 8 (2).

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REVIEWS

Andrew Hammond's books have been reviewed in academic journals in Britain, Holland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States

Andrew Hammond, ed., Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict (2006) and Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives (2012)

  • Cold War History, Vol. 13, No. 4 (2013), pp. 564-5 (M. Link)
  • Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 16, No. 4 (2014), pp. 228-32 (J. Gery)

Andrew Hammond, British Literature and the Balkans: Themes and Contexts (2010)

  • Southeastern Europe, Vol. 36, No. 1 (2011), pp. 140-1 (P.L di Giacomo)
  • Slavic Review, Vol. 70, No. 3 (2011), p. 687 (W. Bracewell)
  • Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 55, No. 3 (2011), pp. 480-2 (M. Antić)
  • Geschichte Transnational, Vol. 15 (2013) (S. Troebst)
  • Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 91, No. 3 (2013), pp. 609-11 (A. Vari)
  • Central and Eastern European Review, Vol. 7 (2013), pp. 103 (A. Young)

Andrew Hammond, ed., Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans (2009)

  • Anthropology of East Europe Review, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2009), pp. 256-7 (B. Ilc)
  • New Zealand Slavonic Journal, Vol. 43 (2009), p. 131 (H-P. Stoffel)
  • Central Europe, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2010), pp. 50-1 (W. Bracewell)
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. 52, Nos 1-2 (2010), p. 223 (J. Robertson)
  • Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2011), pp. ?? (K. Gephardt)
  • Australian Slavonic and East European Studies, Vol. 24, Nos 1-2 (2011), pp. 137-9 (S. Hillman)

Andrew Hammond, The Debated Lands: British and American Representations of the Balkans (2007)

  • American Ethnologist, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2009), pp. 438-9 (K. Ghodsee)
  • Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2009), pp. 87-8 (A. Drace-Francis)
  • Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 87, No. 4 (2009), pp. 746-9 (L. Kostova)

Andrew Hammond, ed., The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other, 1945-2003 (2004)

  • Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 83, No. 4 (2005), pp. 751-55 (L. Kostova)
  • Journeys, Vol. 6, Nos 1-2 (2005), pp. 140-3 (A. Mihalache)
  • Slavic Review, Vol. 64, No. 4 (2005), pp. 887-8 (T. Longinović)
  • Slavic and East European Journal, Vo. 50, No. 2 (2006), pp. 377-8 (N. Tyurina)
  • Balkanistica, Vol. 20 (2007), pp. 212-13 (S. Rucker-Chang)

Review extracts 

British Fiction and the Cold War (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

"British Fiction and the Cold War is a real map of the territory, suggesting lines of enquiry as well as, with specific cases, doing sterling work contextualising and analysing the texts to demonstrate the Cold War focus as workable hermeneutically. The Cold War frame picks out the ideology underpinning the withdrawal from empire, and the revolutionary rhetoric and right-wing propaganda structuring the conflict between militant and conservative forces in the UK. An excellent book, much needed." (Professor A. Piette, University of Sheffield)

(Ed.) Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives (New York and London: Routledge, 2012)

"what Andrew Hammond and the 27 contributors to these two volumes have provided for contemporary literary studies is not only the larger story of what [...] the world was facing during the nuclear stand-off, but, more significantly, a blueprint for reapproaching literatures worldwide." (Journal of Cold War Studies)

British Literature and the Balkans: Themes and Contexts (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2010)

"Hammond's latest text is a must read for all those striving to understand postcolonial approaches to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. It is sure to become a defining volume on the topic and an esstential text for both introductory and advanced study in the growing sub-field of postcolonial approaches to Slavic and East European studies." (Slavic and East European Journal)

(Ed.) Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans(Oxford: Signal Books, 2009)

"Every once in a while the academic reviewer comes across a book that is instructive, insightful and immensely enjoyable. ... Hammond deserves high praise for having secured countless sources, many of them buried in some dusty library annex, and for retrieving such a wide variety of impressions from both male and female authors." (Australian Slavonic and East European Studies)

"Considering the wealth of material available, the particular strength of this anthology lies in the painstaking selection and well-considered organisation of extracts. ... Through Another Europe can be seen as required reading for anyone interested in the British and American representation of the peninsula."(Anthropology of East Europe Review)

The Debated Lands: British and American Representations of the Balkans(Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007)

"I was impressed with the range of texts he considers and the sensitivity of his treatment of specific issues. Reading the texts against the backdrop of international political issues was hugely instructive." (Professor B. Haddock, Cardiff School of European Studies, Cardiff University)

"Andrew Hammond's The Debated Lands is a rich textual analysis of over 250 years of British and American travel writing on the Balkan Peninsula ... compelling from an ethnographic perspective." (American Ethnologist)

(Ed.) Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict (London and New York: Routledge, 2006)

"fascinating insights ... all of the contrubutors open their analyses to the global picture [and] begin to rediscover and assert the hidden literary subjectivities of the Cold War" (Cold War History)

(Ed.) The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other, 1945-2003 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)

"These essays are a valuable source for a variety of disciplines and area studies, including anthropology, communication arts, literary and cultural studies, history and political science, as well as East European studies, global studies, and British and American studies." (Slavic Review)

"The diachronic structure of the volume allows the reader to trace down the tendencies reemerging in contemporary rhetoric, while the interdisciplinary approach helps to tie the shift in conceptualization produced by art to political and social changes.... The collection [is] a comprehensive and enriching read not only for Balkanists, but also for a wider audience of Slavists." (Slavic and East European Journal)

Further academic activities

March 2010: Served as an external advisor for a doctoral thesis being studied at Université Laval, Canada

October 2011: Awarded a University of Brighton research sabbatical

March 2012: Invited to act as a networking partner in a research project on literary representations of Europe

June 2012: Served, by invitation, as an evaluator for a grant application on Cold War culture submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation

November 2012: Served, by invitation, as an assessor of a research proposal on European literature submitted to HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area)

Jan 2008-Present: Acted as reader for a range of publishers and journals, including Routledge, Ashgate, Oxford University Press, Brill Academic Publishers, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Politics of Place, ConvergenceReview of English Studies and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 

         
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