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Mike Ryder

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Mike Ryder

Lancaster University

County College



Research overview

My research project explores the intersection between literature and philosophy, with a particular focus on the American science fiction published during the Vietnam War period, and emerging theories of biopolitics published from the same period. This means I read authors such as Robert Heinlein, Ursula Le Guin and Philip K Dick alongside the likes of Michel Foucault (writing in the 1970s) to modern day contemporaries such as Giorgio Agamben. 

Career Details

Prior to my life as an academic I have worked as a professional ghostwriter in the healthcare sector and have also worked in digital communications and marketing in higher education.

Web Links

My personal website / portfolio / blog can be found at www.mjryder.net.


MA English – Distinction

BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing – 1st

A-levels: Maths, Physics, History, Business and Economics, Government and Politics, General Studies

AS-levels: English, Sociology, Film Studies

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