Professor Sam Goodman
- 01202 962369
- sgoodman at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Professor in English and Communication
- 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 literatures and cultures
- Medical humanities
- Spatiality and spatial theory
- Cold War studies
- Video game narratives and digital humanities
- Contemporary fiction
- Historical fiction
My doctoral research, and first monograph, 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 most recent research project linked 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 entitled: 'The Retrospective Raj: Medicine, Literature & History After Empire'. The monograph was published with Edinburgh University Press in January 2022.
I am also a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker (2015-), and regularly contribute to BBC Radio 3 and 4. In 2017-19 I was PI on a project that explored the relationship between alcohol and medicine, supported by two Wellcome Trust Research Bursary awards.
I currently teach on the following units:
- Space, Place & Environment
- Media & Trauma
- Dissertation (UG/PG)
- Culture & Controversy
- Guest lecturer on: Making of Modern Britain (BA History)more
Current/past research Activity:
- 'The Retrospective Raj: Medicine, Literature & History After Empire' - monograph, Edinburgh University Press, 2022.
- Co-I on 'Comics in the Time of COVID 19', AHRC/UKRI-funded research project, 2020-present (https://www.covidcomics.org).
- '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, 2018-19. (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-present, 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. Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film. MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW, 112, 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. '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.
- Goodman, S., 2015. Mongrel nation: animality and Empire in the novels of J.G. Farrell. European Review of History, 22 (5), 757-770.
- 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., 2022. The Retrospective Raj Medicine, Literature and History After Empire. EUP.
- Goodman, S., 2015. British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire. Routledge.
- Bates, V., Goodman, S. 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: Matthews, G., ed. Violence & the Limits of Representation. Palgrave MacMillan.
- Alexandra Alberda, 2021. Graphic Medicine Exhibited: Public Engagement with Comics in Curatorial Practice and Visitor Experience Since 2010, (Completed)
- David Alder. Against The Grain: The Semiotic Repertoire Of ‘Madam Genever’ From William Of Orange To The Twenty-First Century ‘Ginaissance’ – A Social And Class History Of Gin In Britain., (In progress)
- Jayne Rowney, 2023. The New Girl (creative), (In progress)
- Stephen Allard. ‘When does Page Become Stage’ Exploring Evolving Poetic Practices in Digital Spaces, (In progress)
- Jayne Rowney. Spectatorship and Morbid Curiosity in Domestic Psychological Fiction: Metacognition, self-perception and self-representation in domestic noir. A practice-led project., (In progress)
Profile of Teaching PG
- MA in English & Literary Media: Culture & Controversy, Dissertation/Major Project.
Profile of Teaching UG
- Level 5: Modernism & Postmodernism. Level 6: Space, Place & Environment; Media & Trauma; Dissertation.
- South West Early Career Network (conglomerate) (British Academy, 19 May 2022). In Progress
- Comics in the Time of COVID19 (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Feb 2021). Completed
- 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
- Wellcome Trust, Medical Humanities Early-Career Advisory Group (2021-2024), https://wellcome.org/what-we-do/our-work/medical-humanities-early-career-advisory-group
- Imperial College, University of London, External Examiner (2020-2024), https://www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/study/undergraduate/intercalated-bsc-programme/humanities-philosophy-and-law/
- PGR Lead, Humanities & Law
- Panel member and reviewer, BU ACORN Fund
- Deputy Head of Department, Department of Humanities & Law
- Academic Lead, BU Early Career Researcher Network. https://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/category/ecr-network/
- Panel member, BU Ethics Committee. https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/research-environment/research-governance-integrity
- Programme Leader (2017-2019), MA Literary Media/MLIT English
- Level 6 Tutor/Academic Advisor (2015-18), BA English/BA Communication & Media Degree Programme
- TeachBU Mentor/Assessor training, 02 Nov 2021
- Doctoral College Established Supervisors Training, 06 Dec 2019
- Unconscious Bias Training, 03 Jun 2019
- Introduction to Academic Advising, 08 Jun 2018
- BU Programme Leader Training, 06 Sep 2017
- HEA Writing Retreat, 04 Jul 2017
- Programme Leadership Training, 13 Jun 2017
- 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-),
Social Media Links
- Twitter, @drsamgoodman
External Media and Press
- Identity, Empire and Alcohol in British Spy Fiction, 007 - Licence to Critique Podcast, 11 Dec 2020. https://tunein.com/podcasts/Media--Entertainment-Podcasts/Licence-to-Critique-p1375201/?topicId=159359409
- Hidden Histories (History Hit), Hidden Histories Podcast, 02 Dec 2020. https://podtail.com/podcast/hidden-histories/sam-goodman-on-imperialism-britishness-and-ales/
- After Opacity — Concerning Hyperreality and Simulacra in Contemporary Beer, Good Beer Hunting, 23 Sep 2020. https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/blog/2020/9/20/after-opacity-concerning-hyperreality-and-simulacra-in-contemporary-beer
- 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