Présentation / Presentation

Mark Currie is Professor of Contemporary Writing at Queen Mary, University of London. He works in the fields of narrative theory, literary theory and the contemporary novel, and he has particular interests in the relationship of memory with expectation, anticipation and other forms of projection into the future. Mark was an undergraduate student at the University of Aberdeen and a postgraduate at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time (Edinburgh University Press, 2007), and The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and The Philosophy of Surprise (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), both of which explore issues in narrative time concerned with tense and temporal reference. His other books include The Invention of Deconstruction (2013), Postmodern Narrative Theory (Palgrave 1997 and 2011), Difference (Routledge, 2004) and Metafiction (Longman 1995).

À propos du hasard / About chance (publications)

  • The Unexpected : Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise (Edinburgh University Press, 2013)
  • « Narrative and the Necessity of Contingency » in The Edinburgh Companion to Narrative Theories (Edinburgh University Press, 2018)
  • « Anticipation and the Unexpected » in Time: A Vocabulary of the Present ed. Elias and Burges (New York University Press, 2016)
  • « Maybe Baby: Uncertainty and Decision in Sheila Heti’s Motherhood » Textual Practice Forthcoming
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