a resource for studying literary theory


Kym Brindle is an Associate Lecturer at Edge Hill University. She obtained her PhD from Lancaster University for an AHRC funded study of neo-Victorian fiction. She has published essays in the journal, Neo-Victorian Studies and in the recent edited collections The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Neo-Victorian Gothic: Horror, Imagination, and Degeneration in the Re-imagined Nineteenth Century (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012). Her book entitled Epistolary Encounters in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Diaries and Letters will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.

Fabienne Collignon is a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her main research interests are: American techno-culture; Cold War culture and weapons systems; machine aesthetics; literary theory, especially theories of technology; posthumanism; theories of space, the future, the apocalypse/declarations of the end.

Katherine Ebury is a Lecturer in Modern Literature at the University of Sheffield, where she teaches a key second year module on literary theory (among other things). Her reviews and articles have appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, Joyce Studies Annual, James Joyce Quarterly and Modernism/modernity.

Thomas Knowles is an AHRC-funded doctoral student at Nottingham Trent University. His thesis explores the relationship between British Romanticism and the work of J. G. Ballard.

Derek Littlewood is Senior Lecturer in Literature in the School of English, Birmingham City University where he has taught for almost twenty years.  He teaches prose, poetry, Literature 1880 to the Present and The Fantastic, a module which draws on ‘The Uncanny’ and fosters creative writing. His MA dissertation for Birmingham University was on anthropological readings of Lawrence’s Women in Love while his Open University PhD was on Charles Dickens drawing on Mikhail Bakhtin and Derrida. He has published poetry in anthologies extremus (2011) and Blood from a Stone (2012). He attempts to combine aspects of continental philosophy with creativity.

Ursula Lutzky is a Lecturer in English Language Studies at Birmingham City University. She teaches the modules literary linguistics and narrative analysis on the BA English, in which she tries to establish links between the disciplines of literature, linguistics and creative writing. Her research interests, furthermore, lie in the study of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and corpus linguistics, and in finding innovative ways in which they can be combined. She has to date focused her research on the study of discourse markers in the history of English, using sociopragmatic corpus annotation to arrive at new insights into their use and distribution.

Nazia Parveen is currently writing her monograph Oscar Wilde and Victorian Psychology. Her interests are in the history of science, the history and philosophy of literary criticism and Victorian journalism. She has worked as a transcriber and research assistant on the international John Tyndall Correspondence project and contributed articles and reviews to the European Review of History, Peer English, and the Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society.

Amber Regis is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Sheffield. She has published on nineteenth- and twentieth-century life-writing, and on the adaptation of life narratives across media (particularly film and television). She has published work on John Addington Symonds, Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, and she is currently at work on a book-length study of experiment in Victorian auto/biography.

Serena Trowbridge is Lecturer in English Literature at Birmingham City University. Her Ph.D. was on Christina Rossetti and Gothic, and her research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry, the Victorian novel, Pre-Raphaelitism, Ruskin, gender and literature, and Gothic. Serena is the Editor of The Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society and a committee member for the Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminars. Previous publications include a chapter on Christina Rossetti in Dante in the Nineteenth Century (Peter Lang Ltd, 2011) and Acts of Memory: The Victorians and Beyond (Cambridge Scholars Press in 2010). Forthcoming publications include Christina Rossetti’s Gothic (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Louisa Yates is Director of Collections and Research at Gladstone’s Library and a Visiting Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Chester. She was hit like a bolt from the blue by critical theory in her undergraduate days: this was what she’d been waiting for! She continued to pursue the heady combination of close reading, literary texts and theoretical ideas right the way into a PhD on what she termed ‘resonant’ fiction – fictional texts that purposefully resonate with theoretical ideas. Louisa is currently working that thesis into a monograph.