Making Meaning: Author, Reader, Text

This is the second lecture in our second-year theory core module, and it introduces students to theories on the relationships between authors, readers, texts, and their meaning. Below you can find the the handout for this lecture. Prezi to follow!



This is an introductory lecture to postmodernist theory, which forms the last critical lens we examine in this second-year course on literary and culture theory. This post contains both the Prezi and the lecture handout I’ve designed for this session.



This is an introductory lecture to posthumanism, and the post contains the Prezi I designed as part of my second-year Literary & Cultural Theory module.



This is an introductory lecture to structuralism, poststructuralism, and deconstruction. This post contains a detailed lecture handout as well as the Prezi for the lecture.


Gender & Queer Theory

This lecture introduces students to gender and queer theories and some of their key concepts, including also their relationship to feminist theory and transgender issues.


Theorising Popular Culture

This is a lecture that recaps some of last semester’s theories and consider both how scholars have theorised the role of popular culture in today’s society and how we might analyse different popular culture texts – such as music videos, TV shows, and adverts – through the theories we have studied on this module.


Essay Preparation

This lecture prepares students for the first essay on Literary & Cultural Theory. Next to recapping some basic guidelines (with the help of pet videos), it also tries to explain some of the new challenges students might face when writing an essay which incorporates theory.


[Events & Funding] Contemporary Women’s Writing Skills Development Series

This AHRC-funded Contemporary Women’s Writing Skills Development Programme (CWWSkills) was a series of six workshops held between August 2013 and July 2014. The programme is designed to enable UK-based postgraduate research students and early-career researchers who work in the field of contemporary women’s writing to develop an entrepreneurial approach to their research.


Women & Belief, 1852-1928

Over recent years, research into religious belief during the Victorian period and the early twentieth century has grown in diversity and importance. The centrality of faith-based discourses to women of the period has long been recognized by scholars in the field. But until now relatively little significance has been attached to the fundamental relationship between women’s faith and women’s rights. This new title in the History of Feminism series remedies that omission. Women and Belief, 1852–1928 is a six-volume collection of primary materials covering a wide range of opinions about women, their self-identity, and the combination of their spiritual and political beliefs.


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