Site Information & Tips


Site History

The Martin Amis Web was originally developed in 1995 by James Diedrick, author of Understanding Martin Amis (1995, 2004). During Prof. Diedrick's management, the site evolved into a distinctive and authoritative resource for Amis's fans and scholars. In January 2006 Prof. Diedrick graciously offered the site to Gavin Keulks, author of Father and Son: Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis, and the British Novel Since 1950 (2003) and editor of the collection Martin Amis: Postmodernism and Beyond (2006).


Prof. Keulks subsequently redesigning the site, working with Stewart Gilbert in the Public Relations Office at Western Oregon University. Mr. Gilbert was an invaluable resource throughout the redesign process, and his expertise, patience, collegiality, and enthusiasm are endlessly appreciated. Hearty gratitude is also due to Bill Kernan and Ron Swartzendruber at WOU's Office of Computing Services. Their consideration and technical knowledge have been equally essential to the site's performance and functionality.


The Martin Amis Web was created using Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.0, Macromedia Contribute 3.0, and Adobe Photoshop. It was relaunched on 30 April 2006. Questions and comments should be directed to Gavin Keulks.


Click here to access the original version of the Martin Amis Web (converted with occasional, unavoidable errors from Microsoft Frontpage).



Tips on Using this Site

The Martin Amis Web provides downloadable files in multiple formats, including Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Microsoft Word (DOC), Windows Media Player (WMV), RealPlayer (RM, RAM), FLV, and MP3.


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Media files can be accessed through numerous programs, although Realplayer or Windows Media Player are the most common. Videos marked with the extension FLV require the FLV Player, which can be downloaded here.


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