Biography

Scott McCracken's research interests include literature and culture 1880-1930, modernism, gender, critical theory and popular fiction.  He welcomes PhD applications in any of these areas.  Before taking up a Chair in English at Keele in 2005, Scott McCracken taught at the University of Salford and then Sheffield Hallam University.

He was Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University 1995-1996, and Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia in 2005.

He is PI for the Richardson Editions Project, which is funded by an AHRC major standard grant and is co-organiser with Daniela Caselli and Andrew Thacker of the Northern Modernism Seminar.

 

 

Selected Publications

  • McCracken S. 2014. Plato's Tank: Aestheticism, Dorothy Richardson, and the Idea of Democracy. Pilgrimages: A Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies, 84-106. link> link> full text>
  • McCracken S. 2014. The Author as Arsonist: Henry James and the Paris Commune. Modernism/Modernity, vol. 21(1), 71-89. link> doi> full text>
  • McCracken S. 2013. All bets are off: Woolf, Benjamin and the problem of the future in Jacob's Room. Le Tour Critique. link>
  • Glover D, Daly N, Caughie J, Luckhurst R, Humble N, McCracken S, Mitchell K, Smith EA, Botting F, Chute H, Dekoven M, Silver BR. McCracken S and Glover D (Eds.). 2012. The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction. Cambridge University Press.
  • Glover D, Daly N, Caughie J, Luckhurst R, Humble N, McCracken S, Mitchell K, Smith EA, Botting F, Chute H, Dekoven M, Silver BR. McCracken S and Glover D (Eds.). 2012. The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction. Cambridge University Press.

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Books

  • Glover D, Daly N, Caughie J, Luckhurst R, Humble N, McCracken S, Mitchell K, Smith EA, Botting F, Chute H, Dekoven M, Silver BR. McCracken S and Glover D (Eds.). 2012. The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction. Cambridge University Press.
  • Glover D, Daly N, Caughie J, Luckhurst R, Humble N, McCracken S, Mitchell K, Smith EA, Botting F, Chute H, Dekoven M, Silver BR. McCracken S and Glover D (Eds.). 2012. The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction. Cambridge University Press.
  • Bagnall G, Smith G, Crawford G, Baldwin E, Ogborn M, McCracken S. 2008. Introducing Cultural Studies 2nd Edition. Pearson Education. link>
  • McCracken S. 2007. Masculinities, Modernist Fiction and the Urban Public Sphere. Manchester University Press. link>
  • McCracken S, Buse P, Hirschkop K. 2006. Benjamin's Arcades: An Unguided Tour. Manchester University Press. link>
  • Brian L, McCracken S, Ogborn M, Baldwin E, Smith G. 1999. Introducing Cultural Studies. Prentice Hall. link>
  • McCracken S. Ledger S and McCracken S (Eds.). 1995. Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. link>

Journal Articles

  • Mccracken S. The Mood of Defeat. New Formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics. doi> full text>
  • Mccracken MS and Winning J. 2015. The Long Modernist Novel. Modernist Cultures, vol. 10(3), 269-281. doi> full text>
  • McCracken S. 2014. Plato's Tank: Aestheticism, Dorothy Richardson, and the Idea of Democracy. Pilgrimages: A Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies, 84-106. link> link> full text>
  • McCracken S. 2014. The Author as Arsonist: Henry James and the Paris Commune. Modernism/Modernity, vol. 21(1), 71-89. link> doi> full text>
  • McCracken S. 2013. All bets are off: Woolf, Benjamin and the problem of the future in Jacob's Room. Le Tour Critique. link>
  • McCracken S. 2013. Virginia Woolf Among the Philosophers. Le Tour Critique, I-IX. link> full text>
  • McCracken S. 2011. Literature as History: Essays in Honour of Peter Widdowson. REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES, vol. 62(254), 333-335. link> doi>
  • McCracken S. 2010. Form and Meaning in Dorothy M. Richardson's Pilgrimage. ENGLISH LITERATURE IN TRANSITION 1880-1920, vol. 53(1), 118-122. link>
  • McCracken S. 2007. Popular fiction: The logics and practices of a literary field. TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE, vol. 53(2), 218-223. link> doi>
  • McCracken S. 2004. Idleness is All. New Formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics, 65-76. link>
  • McCracken S. 2002. The Completion of Old Work: Walter Benjamin and the Everyday. Cultural Critique, vol. 52, 145-166. doi>
  • McCracken S. 2001. From performance to public sphere: the production of modernist masculinities. Testual Practice, vol. 15(1), 47-65. doi>
  • McCracken S. 1991. Cousin Bette: Balzac and the Historiography of Difference. Essays and Studies, 88-104. link>
  • McCracken S. 1990. Writing the Body: Edward Carpenter and Late-Nineteenth-Century Realism. Prose Studies: history, theory, criticism, vol. 13(1), 178-200. link>

Chapters

  • Mccracken S. 2018. Anything but a clean relationship: Modernism and the Everyday. In The Bloomsbury Companion to Modernist Literature. Bloomsbury.
  • Mccracken MS. 2015. The Event. In Literature Now Key Terms and Methods for Literary History. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Glover D and McCracken S. 2012. Introduction. In The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction. Glover D and McCracken S (Eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • McCracken S. 2012. Reading Time: Popular Fiction and the Everyday. In The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction. Glover D (Ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. link>
  • McCracken S. 2011. The Lives of Others: The Defeat of Evil or the Evil of Defeat?. In Evil, Barbarism and Empire. Britain and Abroad c1830-2000. Crook T, Gill R, Taithe B (Eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McCracken S. 2010. 'Imagining The Modernist City, 1870-1945'. In The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms. Brooker P, Gasiorek A, Longworth D, Thacker A (Eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. link>
  • McCracken S. 2009. Cambridge Magazines and Unfinished Business: Experiment (1928-30), The Venture (1928-30), and Cambridge Left (1933-4). In The Oxford critical and cultural history of modernist magazines. Brooker P and Thacker A (Eds.). (vol. 1). Oxford University Press. link>
  • McCracken S. 2009. Modernism and the Moment of Defeat: Response to Andrew John Miller. In Modernism and Theory. Ross S (Ed.). Abingdon: Routledge. link>
  • McCracken S. 2005. Just a morsel to stay your appetite: George Gissing and the Cultural Politics of Food. In George Gissing: Voices of the Unclassed. Ryle M and Bourne-Taylor J (Eds.). Ashgate.
  • McCracken S. 2005. The Half Lives of Literary Fictions: genre fictions in the late twentieth century. In Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Literature. Marcus L and Nicholls P (Eds.). Cambridge University Press.
  • McCracken S. 2005. Voyages by Teashop: An Urban Geography of Modernism. In The Geopgraphies of Modernism. Thacker A and Brooker P (Eds.). Routledge.
  • McCracken S. 2003. Cousin Bette: Balzac and the Historiography of Difference’. In Bloom's Modern Critical Views: Honoré de Balzac. Bloom H (Ed.). Chelsea House Publishing. link>
  • McCracken S. 1990. Writing the Body: Edward Carpenter and Late-Nineteenth-Century Realism. In Edward Carpenter and Late-Victorian Radicalism. Frank Cass. link>

Other

  • McCracken S. 2005. Between Dreamworlds and Real Worlds: Gissing's London. GISSING AND THE CITY: CULTURAL CRISIS AND THE MAKING OF BOOKS IN LATE-VICTORIAN ENGLAND (pp. 86-99). link>