Tom Zachary Bradstreet

Doctoral Research Fellow - English Language Literature
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Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

My research currently focuses on the intersection of disability studies and animal studies as viewed through a biopolitical lens.

Specifically, I’m interested in the ways in which literary representations engineer discursive associations between disability and animality that galvanise perfectionist human norms, and in the art of reading as a potential means of delegitimising those associations. My interest in questions of otherness and in the social utility of literature and literary studies has also led me into the fields of ecocriticism and postcolonialism.


I received my undergraduate degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Liverpool in 2013, and completed an MA in English Literature at Stockholm University in 2016. Before embarking on my studies I worked as a journalist in Palma de Mallorca, and as an assistant for disabled and dyslexic students at Brunel University.


Tags: Disability Studies, Literature, Biopolitics, Animality Studies, Posthumanism



Bradstreet, Tom Z. ‘“The Coming of the Storm”: Imperial Empiricism and Ecological Indifference in Waiting for the Barbarians’. ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 48:2 (2017) 1-23.

Conference presentations

Bradstreet, Tom. ‘Women [Preposition] Ecology: Coetzee’s Earth Mothers’. ‘Reading Coetzee’s Women’, 28 September 2016, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy.

Bradstreet, Tom. ‘Whose Metamorphosis is it Anyway? Kafka and the Limits of the Sympathetic Imagination’. ‘Empathies’, Meeting of the European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSAeu), 24 June 2017, Basel University, Basel, Switzerland.

Popular science articles

Bradstreet, Tom. ‘A Trip to a Swedish Town That’s Being Completely Relocated’. The Atlantic. 21 Sept. 2016.

Published Sep. 21, 2017 12:22 PM - Last modified Jan. 9, 2018 3:42 PM