I was recently awarded my Ph.D. from Newcastle University. My AHRC-funded thesis - The Contemporary Middlebrow Novel: Feminism, Class and Domesticity - considers the place and role of contemporary women's writing in the context of prize culture and debates about the construction of literary value. My next research project examines women's experiences of education and social change in fiction from 1950 to the present.
I hold a PhD in Gender Studies at the University of Naples. My doctoral research focused on Angela Carter and the re-writing of fairy tales and Bildungsroman. I previously earned one MA in Philosophy and one in Women's Studies from the European programme Gemma.I am currently Visiting Fellow at Warwick University. My reaserch interests include contemporary women's fiction, gender studies, feminist and Postcolonial theory, and gender pedagogy.
Jessica Gildersleeve was awarded a PhD in Literature from the University of Bristol for her work on Elizabeth Bowen and trauma. She has published on work by authors including Bowen, Jean Rhys, Rosamond Lehmann, and Pat Barker, and currently teaches literature at the University of Queensland and Griffith University.