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Overview

I completed my BA in English Literature and English Language (2012-2015) and my MA in English Litertature (2015-2016) at Cardiff University. I began my PhD at Cardiff University in 2017 and currently study part-time. My research interests include twentieth century women's writing, surrealism, fashion, maternity, and psychoanalysis.

Research

Research interests

My main research focus is Anaïs Nin and her relationship with the art movement Surrealism.


Additional Interests include: Twentieth century women's writing; Surrealism; Modernism; Feminist studies; and Gender studies.

Teaching

Modules taught include:



  • Critical Read and Critical Writing (2018 – Present)

  • Ways of Reading (2018 – Present)

  • MA Seminar ‘Writing Women’ (Autumn 2019)

  • BA Year 3 Lecture and Seminars ‘Scandal and Outrage: Controversial Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries’ (1 week, Spring 2020).


I have completed the M-level Learning to Teach programme at Cardiff University.


I was also nominated and shortlisted for the ‘Graduate Tutor or Demonstrator’ award for Cardiff University’s Enriching Student Life Awards in 2018.

Thesis

'Proceed from the Dream Outwards': Surrealism in the work of Anaïs Nin

My thesis examines the underexplored relationship between Nin’s writings and surrealism, placing the writer in conversation with Surrealist women artists through her experimentation with and redeployment of surrealist aesthetics and concerns. My research explores the intersections between Nin's work and surrealism through fashion, psychoanalysis, maternity, and space. I use Nin's fiction and non-fiction, including her extensive diaries, and open up a dialogue with both surrealist literature and surrealist art.

Funding source

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust; The Reid Trust

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