We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Research & business

View Profile

Dr John Foxwell

Contact Dr John Foxwell


My thesis examines the mimesis of hallucinatory experience in mid-twentieth century fiction, focusing on how the phenomenology of such experience is conveyed through the manipulation of stylistic and narratological conventions. I am one of the two funded PhD students on the university’s interdisciplinary Hearing the Voice project, and my supervisors are Professor Patricia Waugh, Professor David Herman and Dr Peter Garratt.

I received both my BA and MA in English Literature from Durham University, in 2013 and 2014 respectively. 


“Enacting Hallucinatory Experience in Fiction: Metalepsis, Agency, and the Phenomenology of Reading in Muriel Spark’s The Comforters”, Style 50.2 (2016).