Staff Research Interests
Our staff have research interests and expertise in all major areas of Literary Study and Creative Writing.
I have two research concentrations: the Second World War Gothic of the British home front, and twenty-first century Gothic approached through a medical humanities lens. Both strands of my research are concerned with ethical witness in response to individual and collective suffering. My current research projects include a monograph on contemporary Gothic and critical medical humanities; research on literary representations of chronic pain beyond traditional illness narrative prose memoir forms; and a project examining Second World War home front representations of combatants and refugees as spectral figures, liminal and vulnerable, drawing on archives of refugee memoir and spiritualist activity.