Rebecca Crowley is a PhD candidate at Leeds Metropolitan University. Her thesis focuses on constructions of women and madness in popular fiction by contemporary women writers such as Marya Hornbacher, Deborah Hautzig and Susanna Kaysen.
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'm Head of the Department of Humanities at Cardiff Metropolitan University where I teach on a range of twentieth and twenty-first century modules. I work on a variety of contemporary authors including Jeanette Winterson, Tessa Hadley and Ali Smith.
Alison Coppe is a PhD student at The University of Adelaide in the discipline of English and Creative Writing. Her Creative Writing thesis project explores queer modes of narrative and representation, as well as marginal forms of the novel and political texts. Additionally, Alison is a renowned singer and cabaret performer from South Australia. Her research interests include: Experimental Fiction, Australian Women's Writing, Fictocriticism, Queer Theory, Poetry, New Feminism, Queer Feminisms, Affect Theory, Object Theory, Music, and Art History.
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.
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.
I am a lecturer in Contemporary Literature at the University of Westminster. My main research interests focus on contemporary American literature, experimental women’s writing, critical theory and interdisciplinary reading across contemporary literature and the visual arts. I am currently writing a monograph on Kathy Acker for Edinburgh University Press.
Maria Luisa Coelho has a first degree in Portuguese and English studies by University of Porto (Portugal) and a masters degree on Anglo-American studies by the same university (with a dissertation on American poet Emily Dickinson). She is completing her PhD on comparative literature and interarts studies. Her research is focused on representations of female identity, experience and body in the work of contemporary Portuguese and English writers and artists (particularly in the work of Helen Chadwick, Michèle Roberts and Helena Almeida). She is a researcher at CEHUM- University of Minho (Portugal) and a lecturer at the History of Art department, University of Reading (UK). Recent publications include “Lourdes Castro, Helena Almeida and their ‘encounter with the world", “‘Gorgeously repulsive, exquisitely fun, dangerously beautiful’: Dog Women, Monstrous Births and Contemporary Women’s Art”, "Domestic accounts in contemporary women’s fiction and art", and "Homeland, Mother-land and Imaginary Places: Michèle Roberts and Helen Chadwick's Interpretations".
Professor Katharine Cockin, Department of English, University of Hull, England. I have research interests in: women's suffrage literature; the lives and works of Ellen Terry (1847-1928), Victorian performer and her daughter, Edith Craig (1869-1947), lesbian theatre director and suffragette; and modern and contemporary literature. I am editing The Collected Letters of Ellen Terry and have published widely on women's suffrage literature. Other publications include The Literary North (Palgrave 2011), co-ed. with J ago Morrison, The Post-war British Literature Handbook (Continuum 2010), an article on Jackie Kay's The Adoption Papers.
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.
Tzushiow Chuang is Assistant Professor of French literature in Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Chi Nan University. She teaches contemporary French drama and fiction. Her research interests include contemporary francophone women writers.