Alison Gibbons is Reader in Contemporary Stylistics at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is the author of Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature (Routledge, 2012), and co-editor of Mark Z. Danielewski (Manchester University Press, 2011), the Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature (Routledge 2012), Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, and Depth after Postmodernism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) and Pronouns in Literature: Positions and Perspectives in Language (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). She has also published widely in international peer-reviewed journals, including: Ariel, Contemporary Literature, Metaphor in the Social World, Narrative, and Textual Practice. Her research consistently takes a stylistic approach to innovative contemporary narratives, including empirical reception research, and is currently focused on metamodernism, autofiction, and Arab Spring fiction.

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    I am currently writing a monograph with the working title Metamodernist Fiction: The Style and Culture of the Contemporary Novel.

    After this, my next book project will develop a cognitive stylistic approach to contemporary autofiction.


    • International Poetics And Linguistics Association (PALA)

    • International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN)

    • International Auto/Biography Association (IABA)

    • International Association of Literary Semantics (IALS)

    • American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

    • Association for the Study of Arts of the Present (ASAP)

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