Philip Tew
Brunel University

Philip Tew is professor of English at the Brunel University, the elected Director of the Modern and Contemporary Fiction Studies Network (formerly the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies), and joint Managing Editor of both Critical Engagements and of Symbiosis: a Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Royal Society of Literature. He acts as a member of the editorial advisory boards of both Taiwan-based journal Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies and the US-based journal, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. He is a member of the Peer Review Colleges of both the AHRC and ESRC. Locally in Brunel's School of Arts he serves as English Research Co-ordinator and Director of the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing (BCCW). Tew’s published monographs are B. S. Johnson: A Critical Reading (Manchester UP, 2001), The Contemporary British Novel (Continuum, 2004; Serbian trans. Svetovi, 2006; rev. 2nd edition Continuum, 2007); Jim Crace: A Critical Introduction (Manchester UP, 2006), and Zadie Smith (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). His latest book on social narrative, ageing and self-reflection, Ageing, Narrative and Identity: New Qualitative Social Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), was co-authored with Brunel's Dr. Nick Hubble. To date Tew has edited five collections in the field of contemporary British Fiction: Contemporary British Fiction, with Richard J. Lane and Rod Mengham (Polity, 2003); British Fiction Today: Critical Essays with Rod Mengham (Continuum, 2006); Teaching Contemporary British Fiction [special issue of Anglistik und Englischunterricht] with Steve Barfield, Anja Muller-Wood and Leigh Wilson (Universitätsverlag Winter, 2007); Re-Reading B. S. Johnson with Glyn White (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); and Reading Zadie Smith: The First Decade and Beyond (Bloomsbury, 2013). Tew is also co-editor of several book series, including Palgrave’s New British Fiction Series and the Bloomsbury Handbook Series. He has produced numerous other shorter publications in various fields. For a number of years recently Tew’s research has been very largely concerned with the fields of social gerontology and social narrative theories. With Brunel's Dr. Nick Hubble he is currently preparing a study entitled Ageing, Narrative and Identity: New Qualitative Social Research; please see the 'Research and Teaching' tab on this webpage for further details.
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