My PhD thesis examined the feminist writer Angela Carter’s relationship with surrealism. A revised version of the thesis, exploring the ways in which Angela Carter’s engagement with the aesthetics and politics of surrealism influenced her developing feminist project, was published by Routledge as Angela Carter and Surrealism: ’A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic’ in 2016.

Angela Carter and surrealism: a feminist libertarian aesthetic

My current research investigates the links between surrealism and écriture féminine through the written oeuvres of the feminist theorist and writer Xavière Gauthier, and the surrealist artists and writers Leonor Fini and Leonora Carrington. I am also in the process of editing a volume of essays with the title Surrealist Women’s Writing: A Critical Exploration, which is forthcoming with Manchester University Press in 2019. My current research also includes a monograph investigating representations of female desire in contemporary popular fiction, entitled Paradoxical Pleasures: Female Submission in Popular and Erotic Fiction, which is forthcoming with I.B. Tauris.

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