I joined Southampton in 2016 after being awarded my DPhil in English Literature by the University of Oxford in 2015. I also have an MSt in English Literature from Oxford (2011), and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College, Dublin (2009).
My academic research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first century literature, the history and theory of the novel, modernism, and visual art and culture.
I also write art criticism, essays, and creative non-fiction, which have appeared in Frieze, Granta, The White Review, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. You can find out more about my creative writing at kevinbrazil.com.
My first book of creative non-fiction, What Ever Happened To Queer Happiness? (2022), is published by Influx Press.
I supervise PhD students working on a variety of topics in modern and contemporary literature and culture, and welcome inquiries from graduate students interested in working on any aspect of twentieth- and twenty-first century fiction, visual culture, and modernism.
I also welcome inquires from creative writing students writing about queerness in any form, or who seek to blur the genres of fiction, non-fiction, and life writing.
For the academic year 2022-2023, I am on leave as a Humboldt Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin.