The Fractured and Dancing Bodies of Nick Mauss,’ frieze, 20/05

Invited Curator for Public Talks Programme ‘Discourses’ at Paris Ass Book Fair 2024, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 17/05-19/05

  • Panel 1 18/05 – ‘Queer Forms in Art and Literature’ with Cécile di Giovanni, Hadrien Jacquelet, James Unsworth, and Roy Claire Potter.
  • Panel 2 19/05 – ‘Radical Forms in Printed Matter’ with Karen Di Franco, Luis Juarez, Matt Plezier, and Stewart Home.

Conversation with Laura Gozlan following screening of Gozlan’s film works, Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris, April 2024.

‘A Contagious Ophthalmic Psychosis: Carl Julius Salomonsen and the Epidemic of Artistic Modernism in Europe, 1919–20,’ Modernism/modernity, 32.2. Modernist Studies Association (US) journal, John Hopkins University Press.

Julien Creuzet’s buried spiders at Venice,’ Burlington Contemporary, 05/04

Ari Marcopoulos Brings Skateboarding into the Museum,’ Art Basel, 05/04

Exhibition Text: ‘Paul Bonnet – Abeyance,’ Mamoth, London

Exhibition Text: ‘The Rebirth of Nandi Loaf, or, Nandi Loaf has been Deleted,’ Profil Galerie, Paris, King’s Leap, New York

The Top 5 Exhibitions to See in Europe this January,’ frieze, 12/01

Michael Dean’s F-Bombs and Eight Balls,’ frieze, 08/01


Exhibition Text: ‘Maria Szakats – mon seul désir,’ Galerie Chloé Salgado, Paris

The Top 5 Exhibitions to See in Europe This Autumn,’ frieze, 20/10

What to See in the City during Paris+,’ frieze, 19/10

The Best Exhibitions to Visit in Europe,’ frieze, 15/09

Anri Sala Seeks Counter-Chronologies in Negative Space,’ frieze, 11/09

Paper: ‘Christine Brooke-Rose, Textures of Negation and the Meaninglessness of Reality,’ Brooke-Rose 100: The Christine Brooke-Rose Centenary Symposium, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, July 2023

Invited talk: ‘The First World War and Modernist Art and Literature as Contagious Psychopathy’ at WOLEC, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, May 2023


Paper: ‘“Undo the Normative Conquest”: Cut-up, DIY and the Ergodic in the Experimental Novel,’ Experimental Writing in English (1945-2000): The Anti-Canon, Palace of the Academies Brussels, September 2022


Edited Special Issue: ‘The Torn Object Experimentation in Post-War British Literature and Film,’ Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World Issue 13. 2021. DOI:

Public lecture and talk: ‘Xeroxing Surrealism: TRANSFORMAcTION and Collage as Aesthetic Continuity,’ Cutting Edge: Collage in Britain, 1945 to Today, Tate Britain and Paul Mellon Centre, Yale University, October 2021.

Paper: ‘B. S. Johnson’s House Mother Normal, Disciplining Language and the Institution of Care,’ Medical Humanities and Literature ESSE, Université Lyon, September 2020.


Obscene Experimentation: Cultural Refusal and the Experimental Novel in Post-War Britain,’ ASAP/Journal, MOVE Serial Cluster, September 2020.

Guest seminar: ‘The Torn Object: Rereading the Experimental Novel as an Avant-Garde Realism,’ 20th Century Research Seminar, University of East Anglia, February 2020


Diversion and Disfigurement: Reading Dan Billany (Deceased),’ Affirmations: of the Modern, vol. 7(1), November 2019, p. 104-29.

The Post-War Experimental Novel: British and French Fiction, 1945 – 1975 (London: Bloomsbury)

The Post-War Experimental Novel constructs a topography of how the traumatic experience of the Second World War formed – or perhaps malformed – the post-war experimental novel. Focusing on British and French fiction, this book critiques how the aesthetic of symbolic violence became an empathetic means of communicating and building a memorial space omitted by literatures and societies of the post-war period. Themes of amnesia, myopia, delusion and dementia are constantly referred back to and posit in narrative a motive for the very broken forms these books often take – books in boxes, of spare pages to be shuffles at the reader’s will; with holes in pages; missing whole sections of the alphabet; or books written and then entirely scrubbed out in smudged black ink.

Covering the works of B. S. Johnson, Ann Quin, Georges Perec, Roland Topor, Raymond Queneau and others, Andrew Hodgson shows that there is method to the madness of experimental fiction and further legitimises the form as a prominent presence within a wider literary and historical movement in European and American avant-garde literatures.

The Zombification of Critical Approaches to Recentish Literary Product in 3:AM Magazine

Blood, Shit and Sex in The Paris Review

Per Què el Silenci?, translation of Why the Silence? to mark the release of the Catalan version of Roland Topor’s Joko fête son anniversaire

Paper: ‘Obscene Experimentation: Cultural Refusal and the Experimental Novel in Post-Second World War Britain and France,’ Researching Subcultures and Aesthetics Symposium at NUI Galway, September 2019.

Paper: ‘The Experimental City: Urban Space as Narrative Movement in the Experimental Novel,’ Répresenter la Ville : Les Mots, Les Gestes et L’Esprit at Université Paris Est, September 2019.

Paper: ‘TRANSFORMAcTION: A British Post-Surrealist Insurgency, 1967-1979,’ Surrealisms 2019 at University of Exeter, August 2019.

Paper: ‘Scene and Structural Tonic: Forms of Reversal in Chris Marker’s La Jetée,’ Congrès d’études filmiques at Aix-Marseille Université, June 2019.

Paper: ‘On Dan Billany: Opening an Exploratory Discourse,’ Queer Modernisms III at University of Oxford, April 2019.

International Conference: Reconnecting Text and World: Re-reading the British Experimental Novel at Post-War at Université Paris Est, 18th and 19th April 2019.


Roundtable: ‘May 68 and the Shadows of the Avant Garde,’ Charles University, Prague, May 2018


‘Reading “Truth” in the Muthos and Mimesees of B. S. Johnson’s “Disintegration” Episode,’ The B. S. Johnson Journal, vol. 3, Truth, January 2017, p. 5-32.

Seminar: ‘A Nature of Morbid Dysmorphia: Modern Forms of Art and Contagious Mental Illness (1919-20),’ Avant-Garde Studies Group, Birkbeck, University of London, December 2017


Paper: ‘Oulipo as Act of War: Impossible Experience, Impossible Writing,’ Oulipo and the Second World War at Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, September 2016.


Paper: ‘Reading the Experimental Novel through the Écrits Bruts,’ Experimental Narratives: From the Novel to Digital Storytelling at Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, February 2015.


Georges Perec’s Je me souviens: A Participatory Text in 3:AM Magazine


Between the Tundra and the Ocean with Alexander Trocchi in Berfrois

Dissolving Narrative with Marcel Béalu in 3:AM Magazine

Why the Silence? Trapped in an Unbearable Scream with Roland Topor in 3:AM Magazine