Eric Sandberg completed his PhD in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, and 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.
English Literature, World Literatures, Genre fiction, Crime fiction, the novel