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Personal profile

Key Research Interests and Expertise

My research interests include: Twentieth-Century Literature; Modernism; Critical Theory; experimental aesthetics and forms; feminism, gender and sexuality; literature and madness; representations of ageing; issues of archival and recovery research; Ann Quin; Doris Lessing; Muriel Spark.

I am a member of the Medical and Health Humanities Network, and Modern and Contemporary Research Group at UEA, the British Association for Modernist Studies, the French Society for Modernist Studies (SEM), and the British Association for Contemporary Literature Studies.

I am co-editor of English: Journal of the English Association (OUP). 

Biography

I am a Norwich girl who went to the Hewett comprehensive school and City College.  After retaking A levels, I went to university as a mature student, to study Theology and Philosophy at Cambridge University (2002).  I trained as an English teacher at The Institute of Education in London (2004), before coming to UEA to study for my MA (2008) and then PhD (2013).

Teaching Interests

I have lectured and taught on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules including: Modernism, Fiction 'After' Modernism, Living Modernism, Critical Theory, The Short Story, Feminist Writing and Three Women Writers.  I enjoy supervising UG and PG students, and welcome contact from those whose research interests connect with any area of my teaching (please also see 'research').

I am particularly interested in student writing and well-being; together with my colleague Zoe Jones, I wrote about my work in this area for the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Redactologie.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Association.

Administrative Posts

I am one of the Senior Advisers in LDC. I am also Widening Participation Champion, where my focus is on student mental health and well-being.

I am a member of the LDC Athena Swan Equality and Diversity Commitee and the LDC Decolonising Working Group.

I am also a member of the HUM Student Experience Group, the UEA Wellbeing Interest Network and the UEA Inclusivity Network Project.