Iris Pearson has just completed her PhD in English Literature at the University of Oxford, supervised by Professor Kate McLoughlin.

Her doctoral research looked 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, magical realism, experimental / creative reading practices, and Spanish American literature.

Iris co-convenes a series of Workshops in Experimental Criticism, and works as Research Assistant to Professor Joe Moshenska for his project ‘Creating Criticism’. She currently holds a Junior Lectureship at University College.