Stuart James Purcell

Literature / Media Studies / Experimental Methods in the Humanities / Criticality / Effective Learning and Teaching Practice



I am currently in the process of finalising my AHRC-funded PhD thesis, ‘Resonant Connections: Twitter, The Novel, and Diamedia Literary Practice’, which addresses (very) contemporary literary practice from a media studies perspective. It utilises Marshall McLuhan’s media studies as a means of articulating a unique form of dialogic literary practice (what I call “diamedia” literary practice) across and through the Twitter platform and in the novel form.

I am also the Effective Learning Adviser for the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow.

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Please see below for my ORCiD and a selection of publications and presentations.

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Journal Articles

‘Time Is/Time Was/Time Is Not: David Mitchell and the Resonant Interval’, Philosophies, Vol. 4.3 (2019)

Book Chapters

‘Teju Cole's small fates: Producing Leisure Space and Leisure Time on Twitter’, Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives, (London: Routledge, 2016)



'I Can't Feel My Avatar: Tao Lin's Literary Robotism', Media Ethics: Human Ecology in a Connected World, University of Toronto, June 2019

‘Resonant Connections: McLuhan and the New Literary Practice’, The Toronto School: THEN NOW NEXT, University of Toronto, October 2016

‘Experimental Methods in the Humanities at Glasgow: Effective Interdisciplinary Collaboration', The Digital Human, University of Strathclyde, September 2016 (with XPMGla)

‘Think of Me as a Software Application!: Douglas Coupland and Obsolescence', Information Overload, University of Edinburgh, September 2014

‘I Want to Create Spectacles: Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle and the Spectacular Stock Market of DeLillo’s Cosmopolis’, Protest, University of Glasgow, May 2014


You can contact me at:

  • stuart [dot] purcell [at] glasgow [dot] ac [dot] co [dot] uk; or
  • stujampur [at] gmail [dot] com