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Mr. William Allen

Mr. William Allen

1st Year PhD Student



I took my BA and MPhil degrees at the University of Cambridge, before joining the University of Glasgow as a PhD student in 2018.

Research and Teaching Interests

My thesis, supervised by Dr. Stephen Burn, is titled 'Sonic Neurologies: Sound and Schizophrenia in the works of David Foster Wallace and Richard Powers.' It listens to the intersections between sound and neurological disorder in contemporary American fiction. I am currently working on how phenomenologies of 'schizophrenic' language and experience might amplify certain textual sound-effects heard throughout Powers's texts.




  • College of Arts, School of Critical Studies
  • College of Arts, School of Culture and Creative Arts