Patrick Armstrong, Corpus Christi

Degree: PhD
Course: 1830-PD
Supervisor: Dr Drew Milne
Dissertation Title: Microscopes, Microbes, and the Miniscule in Modern Fiction (1900-1945)

Biographical Information

I completed my undergraduate degree in English at UCL (2012-15). After a year spent teaching English as a foreign language in Poland, I began an MPhil in Criticism and Culture at Cambridge. My dissertation focused on the influence of natural sciences on the representation of movement in Samuel Beckett's post-war 'Trilogy' of novels. 

Research Interests

Samuel Beckett; literature and science; ecocriticism 

Areas of Supervision

I would be very happy to hear from any students working in my areas of interest. 

English Literature and its contexts 1830‐1945, and 1870 - Present (I.7a/b); Modernism & the Short Story (II.11); Contemporary Writing (II.12); Literature and Visual Culture 

Selected Publications

'Instrumental Optics: Microscopic and Telescopic Lenses in Thomas Hardy's Two on a Tower', Thomas Hardy Journal, 33 (Winter 2017), 85-99 

Forthcoming: 'Samuel Beckett and the Sinic World', in Influencing Beckett / Beckett Influencing (Budapest: Károli Gáspár University, 2019)