Eric's first monograph, Transatlantic Avant-Gardes: Little Magazines and Localist Modernism
, was published by Edinburgh University Press's Edinburgh Studies in Transaltantic Literature series in 2013. The book investigates how modernist writers interrogated the relationship between physical places, the printed page, and cultural identity in ‘little magazines’, the artist-run journals that fostered literary modernism in the early twentieth century. He has also edited a critical facsimile edition of Williams’s early prose, which features a collection of previously unknown manuscripts by Williams, and critical essays by eminent and emerging Williams scholars. Eric's new project, provisionally titled Cultures of Experiment
, engages with technologies (both real and speculative), technographia, and everyday life in avant-garde writing from the First World War to the 1960s. The AGAST Project - an Impact Case Study emerging from this research - seeks to bring dormant and speculative devices designed by writers and artists back to life using new digital technologies.
Research group membership
Eric is the leader of the Medicine, Science and Technology cluster in EML and founder of the Avant-Gardes and Speculative Technology (AGAST) Project, an interdisciplinary consortium that re-creates the inventions of twentieth-century writers and artists using Augmented Reality.