Christopher's current research involves an examination of twenty-first century U.S. literature and visual culture through the theoretical frameworks of transcultural memory and queer assemblages. Previously, he studied at UEA for an MA in Poetry and at Goldsmiths, University of London for a BA in English Literature.

Christopher has previously received a scholarship to attend the T.S. Eliot International Summer School at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London.

In 2017, Christopher attained Associate Fellowship status with the Higher Education Academy.

His creative work has been featured in Ink, Sweat and Tears and Cadaverine Magazine and he has worked on collaborative projects, including for The Royal Philharmonic Society. He has a forthcoming article in Mississippi Quarterly (2017) and a review in European Journal of American Culture. Christopher has also participated in conferences ranging from the psychonalytic 'traces' in literature to contemporary topographics of the U.S landscape.

Christopher is the founder of the Queer Studies Network. He would be interested in hearing from other academics with similar interests to faciliate collaboration and research opportunities.

All Publications

Clark, C. W., Gaine, V. M., O’Gorman, D., Cameron, D.


Frames of Memory After 9/11: Culture, Criticism, Politics, and Law, Lucy Bond (2015) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 218 pp., ISBN: 9781137440099, h/bk, £63.00,

in European Journal of American Culture



pp. 229-241

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)


Key Research Interests

Contemporary U.S. Literature and Visual Cultures

Transnationalism and Transcultural Memory

Queer Theory and Assemblages


Research Group Membership

  • Queer Studies Network (founder)
  • British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies 
  • Contemporary Studies Network
  • Southern Studies in the UK Network

Teaching Interests

Christopher is currently teaching on the following modules:

  • AMAL4031B - Imagining America: Literature II
  • AMAS4037B - Reading Cultures II: Ideas and Ideologies

His teaching interests include Modern and Contemporary Literature; Poetry Practice and Analysis; Visual Cultures and Media.


Professional Activities


  • Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Academy

Conferences Organized


  • Modern Languages Association
  • British Association of American Studies
  • The Poetry Society
  • Poetry Book Society

Administrative Posts

Information Assistant, Information Services Directorate

Examination Invigilator, Learning and Teaching Service