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Matthew Mcgrady

Research student, Critical and Cultural Theory, School of English, Communication and Philosophy

PhD in Critical and Cultural Theory

Thesis: The Weird History of USAmerican Fascism (1980-)


Master of Arts in the Humanities, University of Chicago (2010)
Thesis: ‘Story “Line”: The Inextricability of Rules and Narrative in New Super Mario Brothers Wii

Bachelor of Arts in Modern Literature, University of California Santa Cruz (2008)


McGrady, M.C. (2017). The bricolage of a myth: Re-reading Derrida reading Lévi-Strauss fifty years after. Word and Text. 7. 235-242.

Presented Papers
‘The Half-Hidden History of Women’s Labour in the Comic Book Industry’
Assuming Gender
Cardiff University, November 2016

Multiversity: The Failure of the Superhuman in the Age of the Human Superorganism’
Fantasies of Contemporary Culture
Cardiff University, May 2016

‘’This is how the game is meant to be played!’: Utopian Models of Player Agency in Fallout 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution
ExRe(y): Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, April 2016

‘Criticism and Occult(ure)’
Global Adorno
Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research, March 2016


The Weird History of USAmerican Fascism (1981-2017)

Supervised by Josh Robinson & Laurent Milesi

Josh Robinson

Dr Josh Robinson

Senior Lecturer