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.

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.