Photo of Dr Will Slocombe

Dr Will Slocombe BA, MA, PhD (Wales), PGCtHE

Senior Lecturer English

Publications

2021

Minding the Future: Artificial Intelligence, Philosophical Visions, and Science Fiction (Book)

Dainton, B., Slocombe, W. G., & Tanyi, A. (Eds.) (2021). Minding the Future: Artificial Intelligence, Philosophical Visions, and Science Fiction. Springer.

2020

Machine Visions: Artificial Intelligence, Society, and Control (Chapter)

Slocombe, W. G. (2020). Machine Visions: Artificial Intelligence, Society, and Control. In S. Cave, K. Dihal, & S. Dillon (Eds.), AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oso/9780198846666.003.0010

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198846666.003.0010

2019

Emergent Patterns: Artificial Intelligence and the Structural Imagination (Book)

Slocombe, W. G. (2019). Emergent Patterns: Artificial Intelligence and the Structural Imagination. Peter Lang.

Generic Branding: Tattoos, Transgenics, and Tech Noir in James Cameron’s Dark Angel (Chapter)

Slocombe, W. G. (2019). Generic Branding: Tattoos, Transgenics, and Tech Noir in James Cameron’s Dark Angel. In K. Watson, & K. Cox (Eds.), Tattoos in crime and detective narratives: marking and remarking (pp. 239-255). Manchester: Manchester UP. Retrieved from https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526128676/

Playing Games with Technology: Fictions of Science in the Civilization Series (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. G. (2019). Playing Games with Technology: Fictions of Science in the Civilization Series. Osiris (Chicago): a research journal devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, 34, 158-174. Retrieved from https://press.uchicago.edu/

‘That which is real is irreplaceable’: Lies, Damned Lies, and (Dis-)Simulations in Westworld (Chapter)

Slocombe, W. G. (2019). ‘That which is real is irreplaceable’: Lies, Damned Lies, and (Dis-)Simulations in Westworld. In A. Mackay, & A. Goody (Eds.), Reading Westworld. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-14515-6_3

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14515-6_3

2017

'Partial' Stories: Exegesis, Eisegesis, and the Tale of Two ‘Failed’ Biographies (Chapter)

Slocombe, W. (2017). 'Partial' Stories: Exegesis, Eisegesis, and the Tale of Two ‘Failed’ Biographies. In J. Lajta-Novak, & L. Boldrini (Eds.), Experiments in Life-Writing - Intersections of Auto/Biography and Fiction (pp. 225-247). Palgrave Macmillan.

2016

Margaret Weis: A Literary Biography (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. G. (2016). Margaret Weis: A Literary Biography. Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, 3(3), 51-62. Retrieved from http://journal.finfar.org/articles/margaret-weis-a-literary-biography/

Seeing Things...Differently, or, Hallucinating the Postmodern (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. G., & Baker, C. (2016). Seeing Things...Differently, or, Hallucinating the Postmodern. Studies in the Literary Imagination, 48(1), 127-145.

Nerve: a flawed but insightful film about the perils of social media (Internet publication)

Slocombe, W. G. (2016). Nerve: a flawed but insightful film about the perils of social media. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

What science fiction tells us about our trouble with AI (Internet publication)

Slocombe, W. G. (2016). What science fiction tells us about our trouble with AI. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

Ideas, Inspirations and Influences: An Interview with Alastair Reynolds (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. G. (2016). Ideas, Inspirations and Influences: An Interview with Alastair Reynolds. Foundation: the international review of science fiction, 45(1), 90-100.

Artificial Reading (Mk II) (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. G. (2016). Artificial Reading (Mk II). Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism, 23, 92-105. doi:10.26262/gramma.v23i0.5405

DOI: 10.26262/gramma.v23i0.5405

2013

Games Playing Roles in the Fiction of Iain (M.) Banks (Chapter)

Slocombe, W. (2013). Games Playing Roles in the Fiction of Iain (M.) Banks. In K. Cox, & M. Colebrook (Eds.), The Transgressive Iain Banks: Essays on a Writer Beyond Borders (pp. 136-149). Jefferson: McFarland Press.

2012

Training humanities doctoral students in collaborative and digital multimedia (Journal article)

Ensslin, A., & Slocombe, W. (2012). Training humanities doctoral students in collaborative and digital multimedia. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 11(1-2), 140-156. doi:10.1177/1474022211428897

DOI: 10.1177/1474022211428897

Turning the tables. (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. (2012). Turning the tables.. Mental health today (Brighton, England), 28-29.

2010

From Passive to Active Voices: Technology, Community, and Literary Studies (Chapter)

Marshall, L. H., & Slocombe, W. (2010). From Passive to Active Voices: Technology, Community, and Literary Studies. In T. Kayalis, & A. Natsina (Eds.), Teaching Literature at a Distance: Open, Online and Blended Learning (pp. 99-112). London: Continuum.

Is Metafiction an Other Realism? The Strange Case of Paul Auster and Mr Blank (Chapter)

Slocombe, W. (2010). Is Metafiction an Other Realism? The Strange Case of Paul Auster and Mr Blank. In G. Baker, & E. Aldea (Eds.), Realism's Others (pp. 227-246). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

No Larkin Around: The Challenges of Contemporary Literary Archives (Journal article)

Slocombe, W., & Hill, J. (2010). No Larkin Around: The Challenges of Contemporary Literary Archives. Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association, xxxv(122), 1-10.

Of Machine Gods and Technological Daemons: Divine Patterns in Contemporary Fictions of Technology (Chapter)

Slocombe, W. (2010). Of Machine Gods and Technological Daemons: Divine Patterns in Contemporary Fictions of Technology. In A. Evans, & E. Kraus (Eds.), Writing into the Twenty-First Century: Essays on the Contemporary American Novel (pp. 138-154). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2009

Did Melville Misplace Santa Maria in Benito Cereno? (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. (2009). Did Melville Misplace Santa Maria in Benito Cereno?. MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, 4, 25-33. Retrieved from http://www.mhra.org.uk/ojs/index.php/wph/article/viewFile/62/71

The Pixels Are on The Interface, But What Do They Mean? (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. (2009). The Pixels Are on The Interface, But What Do They Mean?. Writing Technologies, (1). Retrieved from http://www.ntu.ac.uk/

The Subjects of English? Communities and Communication (Journal article)

Marshall, L. H., & Slocombe, W. (2009). The Subjects of English? Communities and Communication. Wordplay: The English Subject Centre Magazine, (2), 6-9. Retrieved from http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/

2008

On the Case: Designing an Interdisciplinary Learning Game with Neuromancer (Journal article)

Slocombe, W., & Price, C. (2008). On the Case: Designing an Interdisciplinary Learning Game with Neuromancer. E-Learning and Digital Media, 5(2), 167-179. doi:10.2304/elea.2008.5.2.167

DOI: 10.2304/elea.2008.5.2.167

Bibliographic Highways, Byways, and MyWays: Enabling Digital Natives to Read between the Signs (Conference Paper)

Marshall, L. H., & Slocombe, W. (2008). Bibliographic Highways, Byways, and MyWays: Enabling Digital Natives to Read between the Signs. In H. J. Miller, & A. L. Jefferies (Eds.), Enhancing the Student Experience (pp. 63-72). Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press.

Computer Games as a Sociocultural Phenomenon (Chapter)

Computer Games as a Sociocultural Phenomenon (2008). Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi:10.1057/9780230583306

DOI: 10.1057/9780230583306

Techno-Babel: Re-Pre-Positioning Narratives and New Media (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. (2008). Techno-Babel: Re-Pre-Positioning Narratives and New Media. Genre, 41(3-4), 1-32. doi:10.1215/00166928-41-3-4-1

DOI: 10.1215/00166928-41-3-4-1

2007

Archive-Text: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (Journal article)

Slocombe, W., & Hill, J. (2007). Archive-Text: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue. English Language Notes, 45(1), 21-31. doi:10.1215/00138282-45.1.21

DOI: 10.1215/00138282-45.1.21

2006

Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern: The (Hi)Story of a Difficult Relationship from Romanticism to Postmodernism (Book)

Slocombe, W. (2006). Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern: The (Hi)Story of a Difficult Relationship from Romanticism to Postmodernism. New York: Routledge.

Translating 'Nothing': Nihilism, Shelley's 'Atheism,' and the Sublime (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. (2006). Translating 'Nothing': Nihilism, Shelley's 'Atheism,' and the Sublime. American, British and Canadian Studies, 7, 45-57.

2005

Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern (Book)

Slocombe, W. (n.d.). Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203959206

DOI: 10.4324/9780203959206

"This Is Not For you": Nihilism and the House that Jacques Built (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. (2005). "This Is Not For you": Nihilism and the House that Jacques Built. MFS Modern Fiction Studies, 51(1), 88-109. doi:10.1353/mfs.2005.0015

DOI: 10.1353/mfs.2005.0015

A 'Majestic' Reflexivity: Machine-Gods and the Creation of the Playing Subject in Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Invisible War (Chapter)

Slocombe, W. (2005). A 'Majestic' Reflexivity: Machine-Gods and the Creation of the Playing Subject in Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Invisible War. In N. Garrelts (Ed.), Digital Gameplay: Essays on the Nexus of Game and Gamer (pp. 36-51). Jefferson: McFarland Press.

Littered with meaning: the problem of sign pollution in postmodern, post-structuralist and ecocritical thought (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. (2005). Littered with meaning: the problem of sign pollution in postmodern, post-structuralist and ecocritical thought. Textual Practice, 19(4), 493-508. doi:10.1080/09502360500329901

DOI: 10.1080/09502360500329901

2004

Haruki Murakami and the Ethics of Translation (Journal article)

Slocombe, W. (2004). Haruki Murakami and the Ethics of Translation. Comparative Literature and Culture: A WWWeb Journal, 6(2). Retrieved from http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol6/iss2/6/