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.
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.
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".