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Khazna Chami

Languages and Literature, University of Warwick

Thesis title:

The Landscape Listens: Metamodernism in Nostalgic and Transnational Narratives

The metamodernist literary trend embraces oscillation – between authenticity and irony, assurance and anxiety, traditional and experimental narrative forms. I aim to research this trend, and how it may be valuable to understanding contemporary contexts, through practice. My novel will follow the story of a young woman returning to Lebanon, her father’s home country, to research a virus that changes sufferers’ perceptions of time. Meanwhile, the UK will be responding to mounting climate crises by reverting to nostalgia for a lost ‘Golden Age’. 

Research Area

  • Languages and Literature

Other Research Interests

  • Contemporary feminist theory and fiction 
  • Experimental and avant-garde literature
  • Horror fiction - tropes and representations of marginalised experiences 
  • Philosophy, sociology and anthropology of time/temporality 
  • Population ageing and decline 
  • Postmodernism, biopolitics, posthumanism 


MA Writing, University of Warwick, 2020.
BA (Hons) Human Sciences, Mansfield College, University of Oxford, 2019.