I am half way through a PhD examining represeantations of gender and nation in reworkings of the Arthuriad in contemporary children's literature. With a particulary focus on post-structuralist feminism and psychoanalytic theory, my research interests include critical discourse analysis, theories of intertextuality, the placement of the child reader within literature, and the psychology of mythical signification. I currently write copy for an access partnership initiave, encouraging young people to consider university education, and design workshops in collaboration with all university departments as part of this initiave. I am a member of the PG CWWN steering group.
Ms. Crawford is a PhD scholar at Anglia Ruskin University working under the supervision of Sarah Annes Brown concerning feminist revision of narrative. She is also a part-time lecturer at ARU in ctirical theory. her interests include feminist theory, postmodernism, semiotics, Margaret Atwood, Angela Collins, Michele Roberts, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
I am currently teaching critical theory and women's writing in the department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. I succesfully passed my PhD viva in December 2010, with a thesis entitled Urban Imaginaries: Mapping Space and Self in the Writing of Doris Lessing, Michèle Roberts and Sara Maitland, which was examined by Prof. Thomas Docherty (Warwick) and Prof. Patricia Waugh (Durham). My PhD thesis engages with representations of the contemporary metropolis in fictions by selected British women writers. I am particularly interested in these writers' gendering of urban space, as well as their explorations of urban community and spirituality, which I am comparing to images of the Western metropolis produced by contemporaneous postmodern geography. My research interests also include Christian spirituality, psychoanalytical and postcolonial theory. A specific line in my research tackled the problem of literary dystopia and its various forms, from the more conventional political dystopia to more subtle psychological varieties. My undergraduate and early postgraduate education had a strong focus on contemporary and modern British literature and culture.
I run two different kinds of courses on the aesthetics and substance of writing non-fiction: 1. Dealing with creative non-fiction across a range of topics. These include Biography Memoir Life Writing Popular History 2. Focusing on academic research papers and books.
Ph. D. in Comparative Literature. Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the Catholic University of Pelotas (RS) and at the Federal University of Rio Grande (RS), Brazil. Member of the Women and Literature chapter of ANPOLL (Brazilian National Association of Literature and Language Studies). Field of research include contemporary women writers, discourse and feminist literary criticism. Edited O Künstlerroman de autoria feminina: a poética da artista em Atwood, Tyler, Piñon and Valenzuela (2003) and co-edited A voz da crítica canadense no feminino (2001), among others.
Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University. Research interests include: feminist theory and feminist literary theory; theories of reading and the reader; twentieth and twenty-first century novel; women’s writing, especially the contemporary novel; contemporary television and film.