About 

Anna Watz is Senior Lecturer in English Literatur.e

She holds a PhD from Uppsala University and an MA from the University of East Anglia.

Her current research (funded by the Swedish Research Council, 2019-2022) examines the intersection between surrealist women’s writing and the emergence of French poststructuralist/psychoanalytic feminist theory.

Watz is the author of Angela Carter and Surrealism: ‘A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic’ (Routledge, 2016) and the editor of the forthcoming volumes Surrealist Women’s Writing: A Critical Exploration (Manchester University Press, 2020) and A History of the Surrealist Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

She is on the editorial board of the journal Assuming Gender (Cardiff University Press) and an advisory board member of the Angela Carter Society (UWE, Bristol). In 2018 she took up at three-year term as author of the section ‘Feminisms’ for the annual journal The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory (Oxford University Press).

 

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Monographs

Angela Carter and Surrealism: ‘A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic’. 2016. London and New York: Routledge. Reviewed in The Year’s Work in English Studies (2019), Contemporary Women’s Writing (2018), Gothic Studies (2018), Irish Gothic Journal (2018) and ASAP/Journal (2017).

Paradoxical Pleasures: Female Submission and Popular Culture. London: Bloomsbury; forthcoming.

Edited books

Surrealist Women’s Writing: A Critical Exploration. Manchester: Manchester University Press; forthcoming.

A History of the Surrealist Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; forthcoming

Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

‘Identity Convulsed: Leonora Carrington’s The House of Fear and The Oval Lady’. Surrealist Women’s Writing: A Critical Exploration, ed. Anna Watz. Manchester: Manchester University Press; forthcoming.

‘Introduction’. Surrealist Women’s Writing: A Critical Exploration, ed. Anna Watz. Manchester: Manchester University Press; forthcoming.

‘Surrealism and écriture féminine’. Cambridge Critical Concepts: Surrealism, ed. Natalya Lusty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; forthcoming.

‘Leonora Carrington’s Poetics of Listening’. Modernist Intimacies, ed. Elsa Högberg. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press; forthcoming.

“‘Scattered and Recomposed”: Poststructuralist Play in The Passion of New Eve’. Ludics and Laughter as Feminist Aesthetic: Angela Carter at Play, ed. Sarah Gamble, Jennifer Gustar, and Caleb Sivyer. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press; forthcoming.

‘Feminisms’. 2019. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 27.

‘Women’s Writing, écriture féminine, and femellitude: A Conversation with Xavière Gauthier’. 2019. Contemporary Women’s Writing, 13:1. 1–15.

‘Feminisms’. 2018. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 26. 368–387.

The Stone Door and Poststructuralist Feminism’. 2017. Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde, ed. Jonathan P. Eburne and Catriona McAra. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 90–104.

[In Swedish] ‘Njutningens problematik: postfeminism, normativitet och “mommy porn”’ (‘The Problem of Pleasure: Postfeminism, Normativity, and “Mommy Porn”’). 2014. Edda: Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning 101:4. 292–305.

‘“Look! Hands Off!”: The Performance of Female Exhibitionism in Angela Carter’s The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman and Nights at the Circus’. 2013. Naked Exhibitionism: Gendered Performance and Public Exposure, ed. Claire Nally and Angela Smith. London: I. B. Tauris. 41–61.

‘The Surrealist Uncanny in Shadow Dance’. 2012. Angela Carter: New Critical Readings, ed. Sonya Andermahr and Lawrence Phillips. London: Bloomsbury. 117–129.

‘Angela Carter and Xavière Gauthier’s Surréalisme et sexualité’. 2010. Contemporary Women’s Writing 4:2. 100–113.

‘Convulsive Beauty and Compulsive Desire: The Surrealist Pattern of Shadow Dance’. 2006. Revisiting Angela Carter: Texts, Contexts, Intertexts, ed. Rebecca Munford. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 21–41.


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