About the Author

Sandro Eich

E-Mail: sandro.eich@st-andrews.ac.uk

Sandro Eich (he/him) is a PhD researcher at the University of St Andrews, researching narratives of whistleblowing in contemporary non-fiction and fiction. His research interests include temporality in contemporary fiction, contemporary drama and performance, academic fiction, and interdisciplinary approaches to fiction. He teaches courses on twentieth- and twenty-first century fiction, drama, interdisciplinary methodology, and academic skills at St Andrews.

Contributions by Author: Sandro Eich

“There Is No Alternative!”

The Case for a Co(n)temporary English Fiction: Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me and Jeanette Winterson’s Frankissstein

The year is 2019. Amongst heated discussions in the UK Parliament about how to ad-minister a fair deal between the UK and the EU after the Brexit referendum vote in 2016, two of the largest literary voices of our times, Ian McEwan and Jeanette Winter-son, publish their novels about post-human dreams and Other times, namely Machines Like Me and Frankissstein: A Love Story.