Faculty Profile for Dr. Simon Lee

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Dr. Simon Lee
Assistant Professor — English
phone: (512) 245-3780

Biography Section

Biography and Education

PhD in English, University of California, Riverside
MA in English, University of California, Riverside
BA in English and World Literature / Art History, Pitzer College

Research Interests

Post-45 British Literature, Working-Class Culture, Critical Theory, Urbanism and Architecture

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Lee, S. (2023). Kitchen Sink Aesthetics: The Intersection of Class, Race, and Space in British Post-War Writing. London, UK: Bloomsbury. Retrieved from https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/intersection-of-class-and-space-in-british-postwar-writing-9781350193093/
  • Lee, S. (2022). Addressing Stigma: Demonized Locales in Pat Barker’s Union Street. In Locating Classed Subjectivities: Space and Social Class in 19th, 20th, and 21st-century British Writing (pp. 127–145). New York and London, USA: Routledge.
  • Lee, S. (2021). Internalizing Immiseration: Social Class and Mental Health in Contemporary British Fiction. In The Routledge Companion to Literature and Social Class (pp. 269–280). Routledge.
  • Lee, S. (2020). Lit Grit: The Gritty and the Grim in British Working-Class Cultural Production. In The Routledge International Handbook of Working-Class Studies.
  • Lee, S. (Ed.). (2022). Locating Classed Subjectivities: Intersections of Space and Working-Class Life in 19th, 20th, and 21st-century British Writing. New York, NY, USA: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/Locating-Classed-Subjectivities-Intersections-of-Space-and-Working-Class/Lee/p/book/9780367635107

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Professor of the Year 2021-2022, Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society. May 2022

Selected Service Activities

Coordinator / Organizer
Modern Language Association: "Locating Classed Subjectivities"
January 6, 2023-Present