Dr Beci Carver

Email: b.dobbin@ucl.ac.uk
External phone: 0207 679 1317
Internal phone: 31317
Office: Foster Court Room 213

Beci Carver

Education and Experience 

Beci Carver earned her BA, her MPhil and her PhD at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. After her PhD, she took up a four-year research fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge. She came to UCL in 2012 as a teaching fellow, and stayed on as a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow.

Research Interests

Beci's research focuses on the interaction between twentieth-century literature, philosophy and technology. She is currently working on a second book, provisionally entitled, 'Shallowism: Philosophies of Shallowness in Modernist Literature'.


Granular Modernism (Oxford University Press, 2014)

Granular Modernism        

Articles and Chapters in Books

‘Untraffic in Los Angeles’, Critical Quarterly, forthcoming in July 2016.

‘Chucking in Evelyn Waugh’, Textual Practice, forthcoming.

‘Absolutist Slot Machines’, Writing, Machine, Code: Modern Technographies, ed. David Trotter and Sean Pryor, forthcoming.

‘Nabokov in Cambridge’, Nabokov in Context, ed. Siggy Frank and David Bethea, forthcoming.

‘Nabokov and Metapsychology’, COSMO: Comparative Studies in Modernism, December 2015.

‘What Women Want: The Modernist Kimono’, Modernism/Modernity, April 2015.

‘Nabokov and Colour Photography’, Essays in Criticism, October 2014.

‘An elf wearing a hat that makes him invisible’: Modernism’s Shy Irony, Textual Practice, January 2014.

‘Orwell’s Squeamishness’, Orwell Today, ed. Richard Keeble, 2014.

‘The Queer Part Doors Play’ in Nabokov’s Laughter in the Dark’, Thinking on Thresholds, ed. Subha Mukherji, 2012.

‘Another Fine Mess’: Clownish Modernist Encounters with the Labour Saving Device’, Critical Quarterly, 2009.

‘London as a Waste of Space in TS Eliot’s The Waste Land’, Critical Quarterly, 2007.

Reviews and Blogs

Haptic Modernism by Abbie Garrington’, Critical Quarterly, forthcoming

‘Susan Kiguli’, blog.fitz.cam.ac.uk January 2015.

Haptic Modernism by Abbie Garrington’, Critical Quarterly, January 2015.

‘Technological Object: Coin-Operated Machine’, Literature Technology Media blog, January 2014.

The Poetics of Psychoanalysis by Mary Jacobus’, Gramma, 2006.