Dr Daniel Mattingly

Teaching Fellow in American History and Culture

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

School of Histories, Languages and Cultures


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Dr Daniel Mattingly was first appointed as a teaching fellow in American History and Culture at the University of Hull in September 2016.

He teaches American history, American literature, American cinema and American cultural studies.

Dr Mattingly studied for his BA, MPhil and PhD between 2005 and 2014 at Swansea University where he undertook various teaching roles after passing his viva.

He recently presented papers at Northumbria University, Birkbeck University and the Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris.

Dr Mattingly is currently working on his first monograph, an introductory volume on post-postmodern American literature.



Research Interests

  • Contemporary American fiction
  • Postmodern and post-postmodern literature
  • ‘Crash fiction’ of the late 2000s global financial crisis
  • The globalised ‘America(s) novel’



2013. '"Crash Fiction": American Literary Novels of the Global Financial Crisis'. The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-first-Century Bust Culture. Ed. by Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College). Lexington Books. pp.95-112 (2013)

Conference papers

'Secrets are Lies, Sharing is Caring, Privacy is Theft: Dave Eggers' The Circle and the Sinister Turn of the Post-Postmodern (Anti) Social Network', The 60th Annual Conference of the British Association of American Studies, Northumbria University, United Kingdom (April 2015)

'“The Wallacian Woman” - Supposedly Fun Things: A Colloquium on David Foster Wallace', Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom (February 2015)

'The Self, the Other, and Post-Postmodern Connections in the Novels of Joshua Ferris', The Self and the Other: Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Conference, Swansea University, United Kingdom (October 2014) 

'The Wallace Legacy: Humanism and Literary Renewal in American Literature after David Foster Wallace', Infinite Wallace International Conference, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris (September 2014)



Programmes taught on (2018)

Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • America in Theory
  • American Film and Society
  • American History: Birth of a Nation
  • American History: The American Century?
  • Doing Time; American Prison Culture in the 20th & 21st Centuries
  • Mi Raza Primero! Mexican American History
  • From Reagan & Roseanne to Obama & Osama: A Cultural Study of the US Since 1980

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Higher Education Academy Associate Fellow (2017)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA
  • MPhil
  • PhD (Swansea)

External roles

  • The David Foster Wallace Society
  • The Don DeLillo Society
  • The Kurt Vonnegut Society
  • Museum of American Writers