academic research

Dr Steve Nash is a Lecturer in Literature and Media at Leeds Beckett University, and an associate lecturer at the University of Derby.  His PhD research focused upon Victorian Literature, and, in particular, the work of the largely forgotten evangelical author of chidren's books Hesba Stretton. 

Steve’s current research interests are focused upon Victorian fiction, and also digital/post-digital media narratives.
Steve’s pamphlet ‘The Calder Valley Codex’ was an act of creative historical research that developed creative representations of the Upper Calder Valley’s history and folklore.

You can find out more over at Steve’s Academia.edu page at the following link:
http://leedsbeckett.academia.edu/SteveNash


ACADEMIC ARTICLES

 

BOOK CHAPTER

‘No Borders for Our Boats: Vikings and the Westernisation of the Norse Saga’ in N. Diak, Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s, Jefferson: Macfarland (2017).

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • ‘Walking the Wasteland: The Linked Latitudes of Fallout and Titan Souls’ in The SFRA Review, No 317: Summer

  • Rhizomatic Narratology and Videogame Culture - published by Istanbul University (2012). 

  • Rhizomatic Narratology: Towards a Philosophy of the Global Digital Village - published by Liverpool John Moores University (2011).

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS 

  • “That’ll learn ye” – The Threatened Child as Didactic Device in the Sunday School Reward Tale, at The Threatened Child in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction and Culture - Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day, University College Dublin, September 2019.

  • You Are Eaten By Piranhas: The Illusion of Choice in Nonlinear Video Game Narratives, with Dr Amy Christmas, Qatar University, December 2017. 

  • The True, the Real, and the Possible: Thinking and Writing through Hayden White, with Dr Leanne Bibby, and Karen Dodsworth at Creative Histories, Bristol University, July 2017. 

  • The Chosen Player One: The Rejection of Destiny in Videogame Narratives, Messengers from the Stars Episode IV Conference, Lisbon University, November 2016. 

  • Dickens and Deleuze in the Victorian Metropolis, PORESO 2016 Conference, Leeds Beckett University, July 2016.

  • Notes from the Edge: Why Arts-Based Research Matters Now, 8th annual Research and Methodologies Conference, York St John University, November 2014.

  • The Reason in my Rhizome: Deleuze and Guattari in the Victorian Metropolis, the 7th annual Research and Methodologies Conference, York St John University, November 2013.

  • Rhizomatic Narratology and Videogame Culture, with Dr Amy Christmas at Myths Revisited, 2nd International Akşit Göktürk conference, Istanbul University, November 2012.

  • Crossing the threshold: philosophy as a gateway to the hermeneutic cycle, panel presentation, at "Philosophy &...", the annual conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy, York St John University, September 2011.

  • Rhizomatic Narratology: Towards a Philosophy of the Global Digital Village, 2011 Film-Philosophy Journal Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, July 2011.

  • In Search of a Methodology: Unfolding Research in the Arts, 6th annual Research and Methodologies Conference, York St John University, November 2010.