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I gained my Ph.D from the University of Salford andI live in Lancashire. My first monograph, 'Visual Devices in Contemporary Prose Fiction: Gaps/Gestures/Images', will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.
Over the four years of conducting my Ph.D research I obtained a Graduate Teaching Assistanceship at the University of Salford, Manchester, teaching at all undergraduate levels on English modules. The GTA finished in 2011 and I was subsequently offered an Hourly-Paid contract for the 2011-12 academic year teaching 'Narrative, Fiction and the Novel', 'Modernism' and 'Postmodernism'. I have since continued to teach at Salford during 2012-13 and 2013-14. The 2013-14 academic year has seen an increase in my teaching load, delivering lectures, seminars, assessment, pastoral care and associated administration on the 'Visual Text' and '21st Century Women's Fiction' modules in addition to the aforementioned workload. I have also spent this academic year pursuing a PGCAP (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice) which has conferred Fellowship membership of the HEA.
My research explores a number of interesting, innovative concerns that are at the forefront of contemporary literary criticism. Primarily, I analyse the form of the novel and the effects that disruptions to the graphic surface of the page have on the reading process. I am interested in the act of 'looking' at the page of a novel that comes before the 'reading' of it. My main interest is in developing a more relevant critical vocabulary for ‘visual devices’ such as textual gaps, iconographic typography and illustrations in prose fiction. I am also interested in the inherent visual nature of the sign and how images are represented textually and spatially on the page. In addition to this I examine a number of primary texts by (mainly British and American authors) authors such as Mark Z. Danielewski, B. S. Johnson, Alasdair Gray, William H Gass, Tom Phillips and Christine Brooke Rose.
A two day conference exploring the concept of the 'page'. Organised in conjunction with Dr Glyn White, the conference brought a range of international academics to the university to discuss topics as diverse as ... more >>.
Co-organised with other Salford postgraduates. A diverse annual postgraduate conference.
Co-organised with other postgraduates. A diverse range of papers from postgraduates across the university.