Contemporary U.S. fiction, critical theory
Canadian literature, Victorian fiction, academic labor issues.
Contemporary German literature, Narratology, Crime fiction
Fiction, Poetry and Comparative Studies, Creative Writing
Science Fiction, Media Studies, Migration and Globalization, Energy
Fiction 1890-1950 in English, German, French
Joshua Mostafa is a fiction writer and a doctoral candidate at the Writing and Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University, researching the poetics of prehistory in fiction. His novella Offshore (2019) won the 2019 Seizure Viva la Novella Prize.
PhD (summa cum laude), Institut für Anglistik, Universität Leipzig, Thesis: ‘Re-inventing the Gwerin: Anglo-Welsh Identities in Fiction and Non-Fiction, 1847-1914’
Supervisors: Prof Dr Joachim Schwend (Universität Leipzig) and Prof Tony Brown (Bangor Universit…
‘Harry Potter and the Battle for the Soul: The Revival of the Psychomachia in Secular Fiction.’ Heroism in the Harry Potter Series. Eds. Katrin Berndt and Lena Steveker. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. 25-38.
‘A Welshman on t…
I am an experienced researcher and project officer with a particular interest in ideas of space and place in fictional and non-fictional writing in Wales, heritage tourism, maritime history and cultural geography.
Jack Kerouac, English language crime fiction, creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, long fiction, academic writing, multimodal composition, filmmaking, podcasting, digital media, transmedia storytelling
Interests include: Mythology, Popular Culture, Comparative Religions, Literature, Fine Arts, Horror, Fantasy, Dystopia, Retro-Futurism, Science Fiction, Pulp Fiction, Cultural Anthropology.