Prof. Eric Peter SANDBERG

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34428862

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes
Willing to talk to media: yes


Eric Sandberg is currently an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong and a Docent in English Literature at the University of Oulu, Finland. His research interests range from modernist and post-modernist fiction to the contemporary novel, and his work often explores the borderlands between literary and popular fiction, but also deals at times with adaptation and the role of nostalgia in cultural production and consumption. His monograph on Virginia Woolf, focusing on her experimentation with character and characterization, was published in 2014. He co-edited Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige (Palgrave) in 2017, a volume that examines the relationship between adaptative practices and cultural prestige through the lens of prize culture, and edited 100 Greatest Literary Detectives (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2018. He is the Assistant Editor of Edinburgh UP’s journal Crime Fiction Studies, and his work has also appeared in numerous edited collections, and in journals including Ariel, The Cambridge Quarterly, Critique, Neohelicon, Partial Answers and the Journal of Modern Literature.

Research Interests/Areas

English Literature, World Literatures, Genre fiction, Crime fiction, the novel