See below for details of the books and special issues that I’ve authored or co-edited to date, as well as the articles and chapters I’ve published in peer-reviewed journals, general interest periodicals, and edited collections, plus reports published by various third parties, book reviews in academic journals, selected audiovisual media, and my PhD thesis. A lot of this stuff is paywalled one way or another, but in most cases I’m allowed to send you a copy if you don’t currently have access – so please go ahead and contact me if there’s something you’d like to read but can’t.


Allington, D., Brewer, D.A., Colclough, S., Echard, S., and Lesser, Z. 2019. The Book in Britain: A Historical Introduction. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Allington, D. and Mayor, B. (eds.) (2012) Communicating in English: talk, text, technology. London: Routledge. 385pp.

Guest-edited special issues of peer-reviewed journals

Allington, D. and Pihlaja, S. (eds.) (2016a) ‘Reading in the age of the Internet‘. Language and Literature 25 (3): 201-285.
Allington, D. and Swann, J. (eds.) (2009a) ‘Literary reading as social practice’. Language and Literature 18 (3): 217-344.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Allington, D., Hirsh, D., and Katz, L. 2022. The Generalised Antisemitism (GeAs) Scale: A Questionnaire Instrument for Measuring Antisemitism as Expressed in Relation Both to Jews and to Israel. Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism 5 (1): 37-48. doi:

Allington, D., McAndrew, S., Duffy, B., and Moxham-Hall, V. 2022. Trust and Experiences of National Health Service Healthcare do not Fully Explain Demographic Disparities in Coronavirus Vaccination Uptake in the UK: a Cross-sectional Study. BMJ Open, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053827

Allington, D., McAndrew, S., Moxham-Hall, V., and Duffy, B. 2021. Coronavirus Conspiracy Suspicions, General Vaccine Attitudes, Trust, and Coronavirus Information Source as Predictors of Vaccine Hesitancy among UK Residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psychological Medicine, doi: 10.1017/S0033291721001434

Allington, D. 2021. Customer Reviews of ‘Highbrow’ Literature: a Comparative Reception
Study of The Inheritance of Loss and The White Tiger. American Journal of Cultural Sociology 9: 242-268.

Allington, D., McAndrew, S., Moxham-Hall, V.L., Duffy, B. 2021. Media Usage Predicts Intention to be Vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 in the US and the UK. Vaccine 39 (18): 2595-2603.

Allington, D., Buarque, B., Barker Flores, D. 2021. Antisemitic Conspiracy Fantasy in the Age of Digital Media: Three ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ and their YouTube Audiences. Language and Literature 30 (1): 78-102.

Allington, D., Duffy, B., Wessely, S., Dhavan, N., and Rubin, J. 2021. Health-Protective Behaviour, Social Media Usage, and Conspiracy Belief during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Psychological Medicine 51 (10), 1763-1769.

Allington, D. 2020. Judeophobic Antisemitism among British Voters, 2016-2020. Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism 3 (2): 31-38.

Allington, D. and Joshi, T. 2020. ‘What Others Dare Not Say’: An Antisemitic Conspiracy Fantasy and its YouTube Audience. Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism 3 (1): 35-53.

Allington, D. 2020. Antisemitism in the Urban Dictionary and the Responsibilities of Online Publishers. Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism 3 (1): 1-10.

Allington, D. and Hirsh, D. 2019. The AzAs (Antizionist Antisemitism) Scale: Measuring Antisemitism as Expressed in Relation to Israel and its Supporters. Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism 2 (2): 43-51.

Allington, D. (2018) ‘‘ “Hitler had a valid argument against some Jews”: repertoires for the denial of antisemitism in Facebook discussion of a survey of attitudes to Jews and Israel’. Discourse, Media & Context 24: 129-136.

Allington, D. (2016a) ‘“Power to the reader” or “degradation of literary taste”? Professional critics and Amazon customers as reviewers of The Inheritance of Loss’. Language and Literature 25 (3): 254–278.

Allington, D. and Pihlaja, S. (2016b) ‘Reading in the age of the Internet‘. Language and Literature 25 (3): 201–210.

Allington, D. (2016) ‘Linguistic capital and development capital in a network of cultural producers: mutually valuing peer groups in the “interactive fiction” retrogaming scene‘. Cultural Sociology 10 (2): 267–286.

Allington, D., Dueck, B., and Jordanous, A. (2015) ‘Networks of value in electronic music: SoundCloud, London, and the importance of place‘. Cultural Trends 24 (3): 211-222.

Allington, D. (2012a) ‘Private experience, textual analysis, and institutional authority: the discursive practice of critical interpretation and its enactment in literary training’. Language and Literature 21 (2): 211-225.

Allington, D. (2011a) ‘Distinction, intentions, and the consumption of fiction: negotiating cultural legitimacy in a gay reading group’. European Journal of Cultural Studies 14 (3): 129-145.

Allington, D. (2011b) ‘ “It actually painted a picture of the village and the sea and the bottom of the sea”: reading groups, cultural legitimacy, and description in narrative (with particular reference to John Steinbeck’s The Pearl)’. Language and Literature 20 (4): 317-332.

Bragg, S., Allington, D., Simmons, K., and Jones, K. (2011). ‘Core values, education, and research: a response to Mark Pike’. Oxford Review of Education 37 (4): 561-565.

Allington, D. and Swann, J. (2009b) ‘Researching literary reading as social practice’. Language and Literature 18 (3): 219-230.

Swann, J. and Allington, D. (2009) ‘Reading groups and the language of literary texts: a case study in social reading’. Language and Literature 18 (3): 247-264.

Allington, D. (2008b) ‘How to do things with literature: blasphemous speech acts, satanic intentions, and the uncommunicativeness of verses’. Poetics Today 29 (3): 473-523.

Allington, D. (2007) ‘ “How come most people don’t see it?’”: slashing The Lord of the Rings’. Social Semiotics 17 (1): 43-62.

Allington, D. (2006) ‘First steps towards a rhetorical psychology of literary interpretation’. Journal of Literary Semantics 35 (2): 123-144.

Allington, D. (2005) ‘Re-reading the script: a discursive appraisal of the use of the “schema” in cognitive poetics’. Working with English 2: 1-9.

Articles in general interest periodicals

Allington, D. (2020). ‘Populism, social media and the toxic traps that Corbynites just cannot avoid: Conspiracy theories are fuelling terror rampages and turning up on the Twitter threads of politicians and actors. Fighting them is one of democracy’s great challenges‘. Jewish Chronicle, 2 July.

Allington, D. (2020) ‘Facebook can damage your health: why the Government MUST set up a watchdog for social media – or dangerous conspiracy theories will spread‘. The Sun, 19 June.

Allington, D. and Klaff, L. (2018) ‘Why Alison Chabloz’s conviction should be celebrated: there is no other way to deal with Holocaust deniers, argue Daniel Allington and Lesley Klaff‘. Jewish Chronicle, 15 June.

Allington, D. (2017) ‘Does the working class need to ask for its Labour Party back?‘. New Statesman, 19 June.

Allington, D. (2017) ‘Jeremy Corbyn has attracted “socialism fans”, not Labour voters‘. New Statesman, 25 April.

Chapters in edited books

Allington, D. 2021. Speech Acts and Performative Utterances. In: Frow, J. (ed.) Oxford Encyclopaedia of Literary Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Allington, D. (2014) ‘Kiran Desai’s The inheritance of loss and the troubled symbolic production of a Man Booker prizewinner’. In: Dwivedi, O.P. and Lau, L. (eds.) Indian Writing in English and the global literary marketplace. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 119-139.

Allington, D. (2012b) ‘Theorising postcolonial reception: writing, reading, and moral agency in the Satanic Verses affair’. In: Benwell, B., Proctor, J., Robinson, G. (eds.) Postcolonial audiences: readers, viewers, and reception. London: Routledge. pp. 199-210.

Allington, D. (2012c) ‘Material English’. In: Allington, D. and Mayor, B. (eds.) Communicating in English: Talk, Text, Technology. London: Routledge. pp. 267-292.

Allington, D. (2012d) ‘English and global media’. In: Hewings, A. and Tagg, C. (eds.) The politics of English: conflict and coexistence. London: Routledge. pp. 219-245.

Allington, D. and Benwell, B. (2012). ‘Reading the reading experience: an ethnomethodological approach to “booktalk”’. In: Lang, A. (ed.) From codex to hypertext: reading at the turn of the twenty-first century. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. pp. 217-233.

Allington, D. and Hewings, A. (2012). ‘Reading and writing in English’. In: Allington, D. and Mayor, B. (eds.) Communicating in English: Talk, Text, Technology. London: Routledge. pp. 47-76.

Mayor, B. and Allington, D. (2012). ‘Talking in English’. In: Allington, D. and Mayor, B. (eds.) Communicating in English: Talk, Text, Technology. London: Routledge. pp. 5-33.

Allington, D. (2011c) ‘The production of “creativity”’. In: Swann, J., Pope, R., and Carter, R. (eds.). Creativity in language: the state of the art. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 277-289.

Allington, D. and Swann, J. (2011) ‘The mediation of reading: a critical approach to individual and group reading practices’. In: Crone, R. and Towheed, S. (eds.) The history of reading, vol. 3: methods, strategies, tactics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 80-96.

Allington, D. (2010) ‘On the use of anecdotal evidence in reception study and the history of reading’. In: Gunzenhauser, B. (ed.). Reading in history: new methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition. London: Pickering & Chatto, pp. 11-28.


Allington, D. 2021. Vaccine Hesitancy: Global problem, Local Solutions. Washington DC: Center for Countering Digital Hate.

Allington, D. 2021. Conspiracy Theories, Radicalisation, and Digital Media. London: Global Network on Extremism and Technology.

Allington, D. with Joshi, T. 2021. Antisemitism and the ‘Alternative Media’. London: Antisemitism Policy Trust.

Allington, D. and Dhavan, N. 2020. The Relationship between Conspiracy Beliefs and Compliance with Public Health Guidance with Regard to COVID-19. Center for Countering Digital Hate.

Allington, D., McAndrew, S., and Hirsh, D. 2019. Violent Extremist Tactics and the Ideology of the Sectarian Far Left. Commission for Countering Extremism.

Allington, D., Jordanous, A., and Dueck, B. (2015) Music, value, and social networks in the digital world. Milton Keynes: Valuing Electronic Music Project. 3873 words.

Allington, D., Jordanous, A., and Dueck, B. (2014) Online networks and the production of value in electronic music. Swindon: Arts and Humanities Research Council. 28764 words.

Swann, J. and Allington, D. (2010). Evaluation of Find Your Talent / Liverpool Reads school reading groups. Liverpool: The Reader Organisation. 11049 words.

Book reviews

Allington, D. (2019) Bad News for Labour: Antisemitism, the Party, and Public Belief (Review)Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism 3 (1): 127-133.

Allington, D. (2013) Review of Acts of reading: teachers, texts, and childhood, by M. Styles and E. Arizpe, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy 13 (3): 440-442.

Allington, D. (2012e) Review of How to do things with videogames, by I. Bogost. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2012: n.p.

Allington, D. (2012f) Review of Geographies of the Book, ed. M. Ogborn and C.W.J. Withers. SHARPNews 21 (2): 12-13.

Selected audiovisual media

Allington, D., Dueck, B., and Jordanous, A. (2014) ‘Valuing Electronic Music workshop, 16 May 2014’. Available at:

Allington, D., Cremin, T., Messer, D., and Soler, J. (2012). ‘Learning to read in the 21st century’. Available at:

Allington, D. and Lowe, K. (2012). ‘Early medieval literacy and the Ruthwell Cross’. U214 Worlds of English, DVD2. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Allington, D., Roche, N., Boffey, J., and Feather, J. (2012) ‘Printing the English language’. U214 Worlds of English, DVD2. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Allington, D. and Goodman, S. (2012) ‘Multimodal analysis’. U214 Worlds of English, DVD2. Milton Keynes: Open University.

PhD thesis

Allington, D. (2008a). Discourse and the reception of literature: problematising ‘reader response’. PhD thesis, University of Stirling.