Book Project

Criminal Cities: The Postcolonial Novel and Cathartic Crime. Under review at University of Virginia Press.


“‘We Don’t Have Trains in Palestine': Tracking Transportation in Kate Jessica Raphael’s Palestinian Detective Novels” was published in the 2019 issue of Studies in Crime Writing. 

“‘An Act of Geographical Violence’: Crime, Literature, and the Colonial Compulsion” is published online with The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and is forthcoming in print.

“Ghost Stories, Ghost Estates: Melancholia in Irish Recession Literature” is available in the Winter 2017 issue of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings.  A link to the article may be found here.

“Nowhere and Northwest, Brent and Britain: Geographies of Elsewhere in Zadie Smith’s NW” was published in the Spring 2015 issue of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association.  A link to that journal’s table of contents is located here. The full article may be found on JSTOR or Project MUSE.


“‘Gorgeously and Permanently Overrun’: The Contemporary Anglophone Novel and Crisis” is forthcoming in The Global South.

“‘In Those Days The Little City of Srinigar Died With the Light': The Ministry of Utmost Happiness as New Urban Gothic” is a chapter in the forthcoming volume The New Urban Gothic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

“Criminal Cities: Economics and Empire in Belfast and Johannesburg” is a chapter in the forthcoming volume The Economics of Empire: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter (Routledge, 2021).

“‘A Triumph Over Distance and Time': Zadie Smith’s Multiracial Working-Class Novels” is a chapter in the forthcoming volume Space and Class in British Working-Class Literature (Routledge, 2021).

2 thoughts on “Publications

  1. Hello Molly,
    I am a postgraduate student at the University of Glasgow. As it happens I am currently reading your article ‘Nowhere and Northwest’, about Zadie Smith’s NW for an essay, and I would just like to tell you that I am really enjoying it, and that I hope to get the chance to read more of your papers in the future! I rarely have the opportunity to tell someone I admire their work and so I thought I would take this chance to do it. (I will, of course, cite you in my bibliography)

    1. Hi Marine,

      Thank you so much for your comment! I am unfortunately coming across it quite belatedly, but it was a joy to receive nonetheless. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, and I hope we are able to connect in our work in the future. Here is hoping your paper went well!



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