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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-)

Education

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)

Publications

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

Thesis

The Weird History of USAmerican Fascism (1981-2017)

Supervised by Josh Robinson & Laurent Milesi

Josh Robinson

Dr Josh Robinson

Senior Lecturer