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Overview

I have been a Teacher in English Literature since September 2021.

My main areas of research interest are the writing of Shirley Jackson and twentieth/twenty-first-century Gothic and Horror literature and film.

Biography

Teaching

In the 2021/22 Academic Year, I am teaching on the following modules:

SE2139 Drama: Stage and Page - Year 1, Autumn (Module Leader)
SE2551 Modern Drama: Page, Stage, Screen - Year 3, Autumn (Module Leader)
SE2494 Object Women in Literature and Film (with Dr Alix Beeston) - Year 2, Spring 
SE2140 Star-Cross'd Lovers: The Politics of Desire - Year 1, Spring

Shirley Jackson's Writing 
Contemporary Ghost Stories
Spectrality Studies
Gothic Fiction
Contemporary Women's Writing
Twentieth-Century American Fiction
Literary Theory
Horror Cinema

I have presented the following papers at acadmic conferences and research seminars:

11/06/2019 - '"X" and the City: Missing Woman as Spectral Presence in Shirley Jackson's "Nightmare"', ENCAPsulate Postgraduate Research Conference, Cardiff University 

21/03/2019 - 'Missing Women and Spectral Presence in Shirley Jackson's "The Missing Girl" and "The Good Wife"', Tales of Terror: Gothic, Horror, and Weird Short Fiction Conference, University of Warwick

02/08/2018 - 'Shirley Jackson In (and Out of) American Gothic', International Gothic Association's 14th Conference - Gothic Hybridities: Interdisciplinary, Multimodal and Transhistorical Approaches, Manchester Metropolitan University

08/06/2017 - '[L]ike children playing ghost': Spectral Adolescence in Shirley Jackson's Hangsaman', ENCAPsulate Postgraduate Research Conference, Cardiff University

22/02/2017 - 'A Nightmère in Suburbia: Mother and/as Monster in The Babadook', Assuming Gender Research Seminar, Cardiff University

08/02/2017 - 'Haunted Rooms and Haunted Women: Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, Cardiff BookTalk Event

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