Dr Sam Goodman
- 01202 962369
- sgoodman at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Deputy Head of Department in Humanities and Law
- Weymouth House W322, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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After working in further education teaching and a brief stint in music journalism, I completed my MA in Twentieth Century Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2008 before moving to the University of Exeter to begin my PhD. After completing my PhD in 2012, I was an Honorary Research Fellow at Exeter 2012-13. I joined BU as Lecturer in English & Communication in 2013.
My research interests are broadly based around Identity, Englishness, Empire, and popular culture in the C.20th, and I would be interested in supervising PhD projects on the following areas:
- Popular literature and culture
- Medical humanities
- Cold War studies
- Video game narratives and digital humanities
- Contemporary fiction
- Historical fiction/'Neo' fictions (neo-Victorian, neo-austerity)
My doctoral research examined the intersection of literature and culture throughout the Cold War through analysis of Britishness and decolonisation in the work of Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and John le Carré... Alongside my research into popular cultures, I have developed a strong profile and publication history in medical humanities, mostly around examining the process of reciprocity and interdisciplinarity between medicine and the arts.
My current research project links my interests in literatures of the Cold War and the post-war period of decolonisation with that of my medical humanities work through a study of colonial medicine and the Anglo-Indian novel c. 1950-1990. I am also a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker (2015-), and regularly contribute to BBC Radio 3 and 4. In 2018-19 I was PI on a project that explored the relationship between alcohol and medicine, supported by the Wellcome Trust.
I currently teach on the following units:
- Modernism and Postmodernism
- Space, Place & Environment
- Media & Trauma
- Narrating Identitiesmore
Current/past research Activity:
- 'The Retrospective Raj: Medicine, Literature & History After Empire' - monograph forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press, 2021.
- 'Colonial Consumption: Alcohol, Medicine & Society in British India', 2018-19, supported by a Wellcome Trust Research Bursary.
- Member of Literature & the Reading Public, University of Huddersfield, supported by the British Academy (https://literatureandthereadingpublic.com).
- Imperial Measures: Alcohol, Medicine & Health in Colonial India. 2016-2017. Supported by a Wellcome Trust Research Bursary. (https://imperialmeasuresblog.wordpress.com/about/)
- BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker 2015-16, appearing on Free Thinking and The Essay (http://ow.ly/NvkzZ).
- Member of Durham Centre for Medical Humanities New Generations programme, funded by the AHRC and Wellcome Trust, 2014-15. (https://www.dur.ac.uk/cmh/newgenerations/).
- Goodman, S., 2020. Spaces of Intemperance & the British Raj 1860–1920. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 48 (4), 591-618.
- Goodman, S., 2020. Malaria and Victorian Fictions of Empire. NINETEENTH-CENTURY CONTEXTS-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL, 42 (2), 248-249.
- Goodman, S., 2019. Review of Graham Greene: Political Writer by Michael G. Brennan, Journal of English Studies. English Studies.
- Goodman, S., 2018. “Ain’t It a Ripping Night”: Alcoholism and the Legacies of Empire in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. English Studies, 99 (3), 282-299.
- Goodman, S., 2018. Unpalatable truths: Food and drink as medicine in colonial British India. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 73 (2), 205-222.
- Goodman, S., 2018. Graham Greene: Political Writer. ENGLISH STUDIES, 99 (6), 713-715.
- Goodman, S., 2017. Review of Phyllis Lassner, Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film. Modern Language Review, 112 (4), 996-997.
- Goodman, S., 2015. Mongrel Nation: Empire & Animality in the Novels of J. G. Farrell. European Review of History, 22 (5), 757-770.
- Goodman, S., 2015. Mongrel nation: animality and Empire in the novels of JG Farrell. European Review of History-Revue Europeenne d Histoire, 22 (5), 757-770.
- Goodman, S., 2015. 'A great beneficial disease': colonial medicine and imperial authority in J.G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur. The Journal of medical humanities, 36 (2), 141-156.
- Bates, V. and Goodman, S., 2013. Critical conversations: Establishing dialogue in the medical humanities. Medicine Health and the Arts: Approaches to the Medical Humanities, 3-14.
- Goodman, S., 2013. ‘England’s Green, Unpleasant Land: Memory, Myth & National Identity in the Novels of Ian Fleming’. Bristol Journal of English Studies, 3 (Spring edition).
- Goodman, S., 2012. ‘Medical Humanities and Arts in Health’. Lapidus Journal of Health & Well-being.
- Goodman, S., 2010. ‘Thrills, Spills & Pills: Bond, Benzedrine and the Pharmacology of Peace’. BMJ: British Medical Journal: Medical Humanities, 36.
- Goodman, S., 2015. British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire. Routledge.
- Bates, V. and Bleakley, A., 2013. Medicine, Health & the Arts: Approaches to the Medical Humanities. Routledge.
- Matthews, G. and Goodman, S., 2013. Violence and the Limits of Representation. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Matthews, G. and Goodman, S., 2013. Introduction: Violence and the limits of representation.
- Goodman, S., 2018. Everything Must Go: Empire, the Booker Prize and Popularity. In: Atia, N. and Houlden, K., eds. Popular Postcolonialisms: Discourse of Empire & Popular Culture. Routledge.
- Goodman, S., 2015. Lady Amateurs & Gentleman Professionals: Emergency Nursing in the Indian Rebellion of 1857’. In: Sweet, H. and Hawkins, S., eds. Nursing In History. Manchester University Press.
- Goodman, S., 2015. ‘Literature & Disease: A Novel Contagion’. In: Jackson, M., ed. Routledge History of Disease. Routledge.
- Goodman, S., 2014. ‘This Time it’s Personal: Reliving and Rewriting History in 1970s Fiction’. In: Hubble, N., McLeod, J. and Tew, P., eds. The 1970s: A Decade of British Fiction. Bloomsbury Academic.
- Goodman, S., 2013. ‘Skeletons of Solid Objects: Imperial Violence and J.G Farrell’s Empire Trilogy’. In: Goodman, S. and Matthews, G., eds. Violence & the Limits of Representation. Palgrave MacMillan.
Profile of Teaching PG
- MA in Literary Media: Narrating Identities
Profile of Teaching UG
- Level 5: Modernism & Postmodernism. Level 6: Space, Place & Environment; Media & Trauma; Dissertation.
- Colonial Consumption: Alcohol, Medicine & Society in British India (Wellcome Trust, 08 Jan 2018). Completed
- Imperial Measures: Beer, Medicine & Health in Colonial India (Wellcome Trust, 04 Apr 2016). Awarded
- Small Grant Award - ‘A Great Beneficial Disease’: Colonial Medicine & Imperial Authority in J. G. Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur. (Wellcome Trust, 01 Oct 2012). Completed
- ‘Medicine, Health & the Arts in Post-War Britain’ (Wellcome Trust, 03 Jan 2012). Completed
- ‘Cradle to the Grave: Reciprocity and Exchange in the Making of Medicine and the Modern Arts’ (Arts Humanities Research Council, 14 Apr 2011). Completed
- Level 6 Tutor/Academic Advisor, BA Communication & Media Degree Programme
- Programme Leader, MA Literary Media/MLIT English
- Grants Academy, 25 Nov 2015
- New Doctoral Supervisors Training, 25 Nov 2014
- Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow (2017-),
- Drinking Studies Network, Member (2016-), https://drinkingstudies.wordpress.com/
- Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), Member (2016-),
- Popular Cultures Association of America, Member (2014-),
External Media and Press
- Radio 4 Open Book - Espionage Fiction, BBC Radio 4, 13 Oct 2019. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00099x9
- Radio 3 Free Thinking: Time & Boredom, BBC Radio 3, 10 Jan 2019. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001yjw
- Disconnected, reconnected? Britishness & sport., BBC World Service: Sportshour, 04 Aug 2018. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172w4phnfjkj01
- Indian Independence, Anglo-Indian Fiction & Viceroy's House, BBC Free Thinking, 01 Mar 2017. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0144txn
- BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: review of the Night Manager, BBC Radio 3, 11 Feb 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06zq2jl
- News bulletin: the death of David Bowie, Wave 105 FM, 12 Jan 2016. http://mms.tveyes.com/playerlette.aspx?StationID=5800&StartDateTime=01/11/2016+15:00:01&Duration=300&ShowAllControls=true&MaxWidth=320&PartnerID=1535&ShowScrubber=true&refchecked=1
- Public engagement: Go forth and mingle, Times Higher Education, 03 Dec 2015. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/public-engagement-go-forth-and-mingle
- Beer & the British Empire, BBC Radio 3 The Essay, 08 Nov 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06p5999
- Review of SPECTRE, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking, 22 Oct 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06j23kr
- James Bond, spy fiction and the decline of Empire, The Guardian, 05 Sep 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/05/spy-fiction-james-bond-why-spy-fiction-sells
- Spy Fiction & the End of Empire, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking, 30 Jun 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b060bvkp