Hope Jennings holds a a Ph.D. in English from the University of St. Andrews for a thesis on the fiction of Angela Carter. Her research examines myth and gender in contemporary women’s writing, feminist science fiction and utopia/dystopia, genre studies, feminist theory and postmodern literature. Essays and criticism have appeared in Journal of Contemporary Literature, Margaret Atwood Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Angela Carter: New Critical Readings (Continuum), and The Universal Vampire Series, Vol. 2: The Hip and the Atavistic: Images of the Modern Vampire (Farleigh Dickinson University Press).
Professor in English and Women's Studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. She is the author of 'Ladies, Please Don't Smash These Windows': Women's Writing, Feminism and Social Change 1918-1938 (1995) and Contemporary Women's Writing: From The Golden Notebook to The Color Purple (2000). She has edited a volume of essays on British Women Writers of the 1930s and co-edited a volume of essays on the women's suffrage movement with June Purvis and a festschrift to Margot Heinemann with David Margolies as well as a critical edition of Ellen Wilkinson's novel, Clash with Ian Haywood. Her research interests are in late Victorian and early twentieth-century women's writing, the 1930s, the literature and history of the women's suffrage movement, working-class writing, and autobiography.