Dr Daniel O'Gorman

Dr Daniel O'Gorman


I joined Leeds in 2022, having previously worked as a Vice Chancellor Research Fellow in English and a Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature at Oxford Brookes University. I have also previously taught at London South Bank University, Bucks New University, and Royal Holloway, University of London, where I completed my PhD in 2014.

Research interests

I specialise in global contemporary literatures, with a focus on counterterrorism, Islamophobia, and literary production.

My BA/Leverhulme project, ‘Beyond Concrete: Everyday Space in Gaza’, with RIBA-nominated architect Salem Al Qudwa (Harvard), focuses on the urban cultures of Gaza and is interdisciplinary, combining literary studies with architectural engineering.

My monograph, Fictions of the War on Terror: Difference and the Transnational 9/11 Novel (2015), analyses post-9/11 fiction in a global context, and my co-edited volume, The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction (2019), with Robert Eaglestone, offers a survey of trends in contemporary literary studies.

My current book project, Global Literature and Terror: Twenty-First Century Perspectives (Routledge), focuses on literature and (neo)liberal complicity in Islamophobia, counterterrorist discrimintion and white nationalist violence.

My most recent publication is:

‘“We’ve become the boogie men”: Islamophobia, Schlock Horror and “Radicalization” in Omar El-Khairy and Nadia Latif’s Homegrown’, Postcolonial Text, 7.2/3 (2022), available to read here.

I also recently published a short piece on Salman Rushdie in The Conversation.

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  • PhD Transnational 9/11 Fiction
  • MA Literatures of Modernity
  • BA English Literature

Professional memberships

  • MLA
  • PSA

Student education

I teach first-, second- and third-year modules focused primarily on twentieth and twenty-first century literature: particularly modern, contemporary, postcolonial and American literatures.