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Dr Dominic Walker

Dr Walker is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).

Dr Walker has a PhD from the University of Sussex, where he also completed his undergraduate degree. His MA is from University College London (UCL).

Dr Walker has taught at UCL, the University of Sussex and the University of Gothenburg. He specialises in Modern and Contemporary Literature.

Research Interests

Dr Walker is interested in how literature and literary thinking might be implicated in the history of economic thought. His previous research focused on the influence of economics on modernist literature, specifically with regard to the work of Samuel Beckett.


  • PhD (Sussex)
  • MA (UCL)
  • BA (Sussex)

Professional Affiliations

  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Associate Fellow

Selected Publications

Black Markets: Beckett’s Bad Equilibrium’, Journal of Beckett Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1 (2018), pp. 95-111.

‘The Theme of the Five Biscuits: Murphy, Foucault, and Beckett’s Critique of Neoliberalism’, Estudios Irlandeses, ‘Special Issue: Beckett and Biopolitics’, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2019), pp. 8-20.

‘Beckett’s Safe Words: Normalising Torture in How It Is’, in Beckett Beyond the Normal, ed. Sean Kennedy, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (2020), pp. 176-96.