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Research interests

My doctoral research focuses on the construction of a female divine in 20th century women's writing. I focus particularly on the work of Mina Loy, Kathy Acker, and Maggie Nelson, arguing that their work forms a lineage of experimental writing that interacts radically with Christian vocabulary and iconography in order to imagine a female divine. 

I have presented my work on Kathy Acker at conferences in Bristol, Oslo, and most recently at the 2018 ACLA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. In 2018, I was awarded a Mary Lily Research Grant by the Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University, in order to undertake archival research at the Kathy Acker Papers. I completed my visit in winter 2018.

I completed my BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Westminster (2014), and my MSc in Literature and Modernity: 1900 to the Present at the University of Edinburgh (2015). During my time at Bristol, I have taught on the undergraduate module Literature 1900-Present, and on several Widening Participation programmes.

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  • 1 Publication peer-review

FORUM (Journal)

Chiara Amoretti (Peer reviewer)

1 Sep 201430 Jun 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review