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Personal profile


Danielle Cameron is a Faculty of Arts and Humanities funded PhD student in American Studies, under the supervision of Dr Rachael McLennan and Dr Hilary Emmett. Her thesis examines representations of age, space and normativity in post-1970 New York literature. She is particularly focusing on the work of Colson Whitehead, Jennifer Egan, Paul Auster and Don DeLillo.

Danielle completed an MPhil in Education at the University of Cambridge in 2017 and an MA in American Literature at UEA in 2015, receiving Distinctions from both institutions. She also holds a BA in English from the University of Leicester and has worked in postgraduate student support.

Her writing appears on U.S. Studies Online, in Dear Movies and the European Journal of American Culture

Key Research Interests and Expertise

  • 20th and 21st century British and American literature
  • Urban literature
  • Ageing and childhood studies
  • Depictions of children, family and community in American literature
  • Spatial theory
  • Life writing
  • Postmodernism
  • Horror literature and film