Academic Profile

Dr. Graham Matthews is Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author of Will Self and Contemporary British Society (2016), Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism (2013), the co-editor of Violence and the Limits of Representation (2013), and has contributed to various leading journals in the field of contemporary literature including Modern Fiction Studies, Textual Practice, Journal of Modern Literature, English Studies, and Critique. He is the Head of English, Assistant Chair (C&O) for the School of Humanities, coordinator of the Medical Humanities research cluster, and editor-in-chief of Constellations: Humanities at NTU.
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Assoc Prof Graham John Matthews
Associate Professor, School of Humanities
Head of English, School of Humanities (SoH)

Contemporary Literature
Medical Humanities
  • Matthews, Graham, and Olivia Djawoto (2021). Innovative Assessment Methods as a Pathway to Public Engagement: A Case Study of Literature & Medicine. Pedagogies, 16(1).

  • Matthews, Graham. (2020). Clinical Empathy and the Ethics of ‘Detached Concern’ in Mid-century British Literature. Literature & Medicine, 38(1).

  • Matthews, Graham.(2020). ‘A push-button type of thinking’: Automation, Cybernetics, and AI in Mid-century British Literature. In Stephen Cave, Sarah Dillon, and Kanta Dihal (Ed), AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Matthews, Graham.(2020). “Grief made her insubstantial to herself”: Illness, Aging, and Death in A. S. Byatt’s Little Black Book of Stories. The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature London: Routledge.

  • Matthews, Graham.(2020). Shanghai and the Birth of Chinese Nationalism: The May 30th Movement and the North-China Daily News. Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai: Cultural Representations from the 20th and 21st Centuries SUNY Press.

  • Matthews, Graham (2019). “Cancer Narratives in Singapore: Uncertainty and Risk in the Medical Encounter”, Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings , Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 6-20.

  • Matthews, Graham (2019). “A State of Mathematical Grace: Risk, Expertise and Ontological Insecurity in Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love”, English Studies, Vol. 100, No. 4, pp. 478-494.

  • Matthews, Graham and Cheung Hiu Tung, Cally (2019). ‘Building a Corpus of Representations of China in English-language Novels, 1927-2007’ in Pacific Neighbourhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings (PNC) (IEEE Explore Digital Library), pp. 1-6.

  • Matthews, Graham (2018). ‘Illness Narratives and the Consolations of Autofiction’ in Autofiction in English, Ed. Hywel Dix, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 125-44.

  • Matthews, Graham (2018). “Family Caregivers, AIDS Narratives, and the Semiotics of the Bedside in Colm Tóibín’s The Blackwater Lightship”, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 289-299.

  • Matthews, Graham (2018). ‘Desire’ in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Theory, ed. Jeffrey R. Di Leo, London: Bloomsbury.

  • Matthews, Graham and Francis Bond (2018). ‘Toward an Epic Epigraph Graph’ in 11th edition of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, pp. 3303-8.

  • Matthews, Graham (2017). “Historicizing Contemporary Literature through the Decades”, Modern Language Review, Vol. 112, No. 4, pp. 842-854.

  • Matthews, Graham (2017). “Framing Risk in China: Precarity and Instability in the Stories of Yiyun Li”, Textual Practice, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 505-521.

  • Matthews, Graham (2016). “Chinese Historical Fiction in the Wake of Postmodernism: Two Versions of Yan Geling’s The Flowers of War”, MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 659-677.

  • Matthews, Graham (2016). ‘What We Think About When We Think About Triffids: The Monstrous Vegetal in Post-war British Science Fiction’ in Plant Horror: Approaches to the Monstrous Vegetal in Fiction and Film, Ed. Dawn Keetley and Angela Tenga, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 111-27.

  • Matthews, Graham (2016). ‘J. G. Ballard and the Drowned World of Shanghai’ in J.G. Ballard: Landscapes of Tomorrow, Ed. Professor Richard Brown, Chris Duffy, and Elizabeth Stainforth, Leiden: Brill, pp. 9-22.

  • Matthews, Graham (2016): Will Self and Contemporary British Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 240pp