Andrew Hammond researches and lectures in English Literature with specialist interests in British travel writing and literary representations of the Cold War in English.
His publications include research on literature of the Cold War conflict in English, British literature and the Balkans, and twentieth-century postcolonial writing and theory, investigating issues as exile, decadence, identity, imperialism and cross-cultural representation.
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.
Examining the impact of the Cold War on twentieth-century British literature
Exploring the British literary response to the wars in the former Yugoslavia
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).
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)
Andrew Hammond, British Literature and the Balkans: Themes and Contexts (2010)
Andrew Hammond, ed., Through Another Europe: An Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans (2009)
Andrew Hammond, The Debated Lands: British and American Representations of the Balkans (2007)
Andrew Hammond, ed., The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other, 1945-2003 (2004)
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)
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, Convergence, Review of English Studies and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.