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We are currently linked with Duke University’s Women’s Studies Department (the Centre co-sponsors the Feminist Theory Workshop held at Duke).  We have strong links with the International Centre for Women’s Writing at Canterbury Christchurch University. We are affiliated to the ‘Talking Bodies’ collective based out of the University of Chester.

Recent Publications

Stella Bolaki

  • “‘The absence doubled?’ Photo-Poetic Narratives of Prophylactic Mastectomy.” Literature and Medicine, 35 (1) 2017: 1-26
  • Unsettling the Bildungsroman: Reading Contemporary Ethnic American Women’s Fiction (CAEAL). Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2011.
  • “‘New Living the Old in a New Way’: Home and Queer Migrations in Audre Lorde’s Zami.” Textual Practice 25.4 (2011): 779-798.
  • “Re-Covering the Scarred Body: Textual and Photographic Narratives of Breast Cancer.” MOSAIC 44.2 (June 2011): 1-17.
  • “‘What the Book Told’: Illness, Witnessing, and Patient-Doctor Encounters in Martha Hall’s Artist’s Books.” Gender Forum 26 (2009) Special Issue on Literature and Medicine
  • “‘When the lights of health go down’: Virginia Woolf’s Aesthetics and Contemporary Illness Narratives.” Contradictory Woolf: Selected Papers from the Twenty-first Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference. Ed. Derek Ryan and Stella Bolaki. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2012. 115-121.
  • “Challenging Invisibility, Making Connections: Illness, Survival, and Black Struggles in Audre Lorde’s Work.” Blackness and Disability: Critical Examinations and Cultural Interventions. Ed. Christopher M. Bell. Münster and East Lansing: Lit Verlag and Michigan State University Press, 2011. 47-74.
  • “‘This Bridge We Call Home’: Crossing and Bridging Spaces in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street.” Critical Insights: The House on Mango Street. Ed. María  Herrera-Sobek. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2010. 205-217.

Rosanna Cox

  • ‘Milton’s Free Citizens and the Politics of the Family,’ in Freedom and the Construction of Europe, ed. Quentin Skinner and Martin van Gelderen (CUP, 2013)

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

  • Edition – Netta Syrett. Nobody’s Fault: a novel & The Sheltering Tree: a memoir (London: Pickering Chatto, 2010)
  • ‘Modes of Silence in Forster’s ‘Inferior’ Fiction‘ English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. (56.4) July 2013.

Declan Gilmore-Kavanagh

Jan Montefiore

  • Edition of The Man Who Would Be King and other stories, Penguin Classics 2011 and notes.  with Chronology,  General Preface to Kipling and Introduction (pp. vi-xxx) and notes (pp. 536-573 ) May 2011.
  • General Editor of Kipling titles for Penguin Classics, Chronology and General Preface to Kipling reappear on of Just-So Stories ed. Judith Plotz, Plain Tales from the Hills ed. Kaori Nagai, and Kim ed. Harish Trivedi, 2011.
  •  ‘Kipling as a children’s writer and the Jungle Books’: chapter 7 of Howard J Booth ed. Cambridge Companion to Rudyard Kipling, Cambridge University Press 2011, pp.95-110
  • Editor and contributor of ‘In Time’s Eye: Essays on Rudyard Kipling‘ (Manchester University Press, 2013).