Iris Pearson is a PhD student in English Literature at the University of Oxford, supervised by Professor Kate McLoughlin.

Her doctoral research looks at the ways in which late twentieth-century novelists such as Muriel Spark, B.S. Johnson, Anthony Burgess and Angela Carter deploy experimental formal devices to manage readerly affect. She also writes more broadly about twentieth- and twenty-first-century novels, experimental / creative reading practices, and Spanish American literature.

She co-convenes the Oxford English Faculty’s Modern/Contemporary Graduate Research Forum, as well as a new series of Workshops in Experimental Criticism. She is a Research Assistant to Professors Joe Moshenska (Oxford) and Leah Whittington (Harvard), helping to organise the recent Oxford conference, ‘Creating Renaissance Criticism’.