Gender and Sexuality PhD and MPhil Supervisors

Several members of English have a particular interest in issues relating to gender and sexuality. Informed by feminist and/or queer theory, their research covers a number of historical periods. Find our more about Gender and Sexuality research at Leicester.

Dr David Clark

  • Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Literature
  • Old English and Old Norse Literature
  • Reception of the Middle Ages in Literature and Film

Dr Lucy Evans

  • Caribbean Literature and Popular Culture
  • Postcolonial literatures and cultures
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Diasporic and transcultural writing
  • Black British and British Asian Writing
  • Crime writing and representations of crime
  • Representations of community

Dr Corinne Fowler

  • British Black and British Asian Literary Cultures
  • Travel Writing
  • British Muslim Writing
  • Kurdish Literature in English
  • Rural Racism
  • Regional Writing and Publishing, especially Manchester and the Midlands
  • Postcolonial Feminism

Dr Sarah Graham

  • American Novels and Short Stories of the 20th/21st Century
  • Representations of Adolescence in Written and Visual Culture
  • J. D. Salinger and his Contemporaries, including John Cheever, Shirley Jackson, Richard Yates, Carson McCullers, William Styron
  • Representations of HIV/AIDS in Written and Visual Culture
  • American Modernist Poetry
  • Graphic Novels

Dr Felicity James

  • Charles Lamb, Charles Lloyd, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and their Circle
  • Writing of the 1790s
  • Religious Dissent in the 18th and 19th Centuries, including but not limited to Unitarianism)
  • Life-Writing, Biography, and Autobiography in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Dr Emma Parker

  • Contemporary Women's Writing
  • Contemporary British Fiction
  • Queer Fiction
  • Masculinity
  • The 1980s

Dr Victoria Stewart

  • Writing from and about the First and Second World Wars
  • Holocaust Writing
  • Mid 20th-Century Novel
  • Non-Canonical Authors, the ‘Middlebrow’, and Detective Fiction

Other PhD and MPhil Supervision Areas



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