Edward S. Robinson studied for his MA by Research on the influence of William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg at the University of York. He studied for his PhD at the University of Sheffield, where he has taught on a number of courses. He has published articles on William Burroughs, Stewart Home and Kathy Acker, and provided the introduction to Jürgen Ploog’s cut-up novella, Flesh Film. 2011 saw the publication of his first book, Shift Linguals: Cut-Up Narratives from William S. Burroughs to the Present, which traces the lineage of the cut-ups from their origins in Dada and Surrealism, through the works of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, Claude Pélieu, John Giorno and Carl Weissner, to later authors including Kathy Acker, Stewart Home and Kenji Siratori. He is a regular contributor to Paraphilia Magazine, and is currently working on a book on the death of postmodernism.