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.
Calum Gardner was born in Scotland and educated at the Universities of St Andrews and Cambridge. Calum is now a PhD student at Cardiff University working on the reception of the theory of Roland Barthes in the avant-garde poetry of the English-speaking world.
Katie Garner completed her doctorate at Cardiff University. Her research interests include women's writing and the visual arts, intertextuality, and the Gothic. She has published work on feminist theory and Angela Carter. She currently teaches Gothic Literature and Romanticism at the University of South Wales.
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.
Mélanie Grué is a doctoral student working on the literary work of the lesbian-feminist and incest survivor Dorothy Allison under the supervision of Pr. Jean-Paul Rocchi. She worked as a lecturer in translation and American Literature at Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7) from 2009 to 2012, and has been teachinf English in college since 2012. Her fields of interest are gay, lesbian and queer studies, women’s studies, testimonial literature and American feminist theory. She is the author of « Déshumanisation, réification et célébration de l’humain: le témoignage minoritaire de Dorothy Allison » (Travaux en cours, n°6, December 2010) and « ‘Behind the story I tell is the one I don’t’ : Le cri silencieux de l’enfant abusée dans l’œuvre de Dorothy Allison » (Loxias, n°32, March 2011).
Jennifer Gustar is Association Professor and Department Head of Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus in Canada. Her research focus is contemporary women's writing with an emphasis on women writing in the UK and, in particular, the emergence of contemporary women writing the 'postcolonial UK' from the position of multiple diasporas. Dr. Gustar has published on the work of Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter, Zadie Smith, Elizabeth Knox and Anita Rau Badami. She is accepting graduate students who wish to pursue research in Contemporary Women's Writing in an Interdisciplinary context.
Joel Gwynne is Assistant Professor of English at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests lie in the fields of contemporary literature, film and popular culture, especially their intersection with postcolonial, gender and sexuality studies. He is the author of 'The Secular Visionaries: Aestheticism and New Zealand Short Fiction in the Twentieth Century' (2010). Forthcoming publications in press include a book chapter on Doris Lessing (The New Postcolonialism, Cambria Press) and a co-written chapter on the Singaporean poet Arthur Yap (with Dr Angus Whitehead in Common Lines and City Spaces, ISEAS). His current projects in progress include a co-edited book (with Dr Angelia Poon) titled 'Contemporary Fiction and Sexuality', an article on the relationship between Islam and postfeminism in Western societies, and a monograph, 'Rites of Desire: Gender, Sexuality and Contemporary Women’s Memoirs'.