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Literature, Visual Culture and the Arts

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Gender, Feminism and Queer Studies

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Anna A Berman

Berman, Anna A

Nineteenth-century novels, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, kinship, family history, siblings, incest, the family novel, science and literature, operatic adaptations of literary classics, nineteenth-century Russian women prose writers (esp. Khvoshchinskaya sisters, Tur).

Professor Sarah Colvin

Colvin, Prof. Sarah

Sarah’s primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of cultural production and social justice; critical race theory; epistemic injustice; narrative theory and narrative ethics; narrative criminology; prisoner writing and arts in prisons.

Stuart Davis

Davis, Stuart

Stuart’s research interests are varied. He has particular interests in memory, shame and other emotions in Hispanic literature, film and visual cultures, as well as long standing interests in canon theory, metacriticism, museum studies and representations of gender and sexuality. His current research work includes a longitudinal study of pedagogical canonicity identified through syllabi in UK universities’ Spanish departments; an article on transmission of affect in the work of artist Félix González Torres; an article on contemporary Spanish photographer Ouka Leele and her re-workings of canonical artworks.

Dr Isaias Fanlo

Fanlo, Isaias

Isaias Fanlo’s research include 20th–21st centuries Iberian, Latin American and Latinx literatures and cultures; queer theory and activism; representations of race; theatre, performance and scenic arts; film media studies; and history of photography. He is currently working on different publications that address intersectional topics such as testimonial queer/trans black narratives in theatre and performance, the problematics of postforgetting in Spanish culture and politics, and drag and non-binary imaginary in contemporary Spanish visual cultures.


Professor Emma Gilby

Gilby, Prof. Emma

Emma Gilby works on literary and intellectual history, especially within the early modern period. Much of her research has focused on poetic theory and its connections to the rhetoric, philosophy and theology of seventeenth-century France.

Miranda Griffin

Griffin, Miranda

Miranda's research interests are: Landscape in medieval French narrative; Medieval representations of space and time; Medieval theories of temporality; Ecocriticism and ecomaterialism; Text and image in medieval manuscripts.

Louise M Haywood

Haywood, Louise M

Louise Haywood's research interests lie in medieval Iberian literature and culture. Current work is on authority, truancy and humour in fourteenth-century Iberian culture and the poetics of vision and scholastic psychology in fifteenth-century literary culture. Other interests include the representation (modern and medieval) of the three faiths of medieval Iberia and feminist approaches to medieval culture.

Professor Maria Manuel Lisboa

Lisboa, Prof. Maria Manuel

Professor Lisboa's research interests are: Portuguese and Brazilian Literature from the nineteenth century to the present; the work of Paula Rego; Gender and Sexuality; National identity. Feminist Theory and New Historicism.

Geoffrey Maguire

Maguire, Geoffrey

Latin American film; queer studies; sexuality and gender studies; cinematic time and embodiment; childhood and adolescence; postmemory and cultural memory.

Laura McMahon

McMahon, Laura

Laura's research addresses connections between contemporary film and philosophy, with a particular focus on French and Francophone contexts, combined with an engagement with screen cultures across various other language areas.

Isabelle McNeill

McNeill, Isabelle

Isabelle's research interests are: Memory, cinema, media and archives; Cities, space and place on screen; Girlhood, Feminisms and media; Film theory and philosophy; Creativity, craft and praxis in academia

Leila Mukhida

Mukhida, Leila

Dr Mukhida specialises in German and Austrian visual culture, with a focus on cinema and the Frankfurt School, sound and industrial history, as well as queer and intersectional approaches to film and literature. In their research and their teaching, they advocate for diversity and decolonization in German Studies. Their book, Sensitive Subjects: The Political Aesthetics of Contemporary German and Austrian Cinema, looks to early German-language film theory in order to explore how post-1989 films by directors including Valeska Grisebach, Michael Haneke, Andreas Dresen and Elke Hauck engender a political sensitivity in viewers.


Andrew J. Webber

Webber, Andrew J.

Andrew J. Webber is Professor of Modern German and Comparative Culture. He has research and teaching interests in a wide range of German and comparative film, from the 1920s to the present day. A particular concern of his work is how film relates to psychoanalysis, the Gothic imagination, constructions of gender and sexuality, and the urban, and he has published essays on combinations of all of these.

Professor Godela Weiss-Sussex

Weiss-Sussex, Prof. Godela

Professor Godela Weiss-Sussex's main research interests lie in the culture and literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the following areas: women’s writing, the works of German-Jewish writers produced in Germany and in exile; modernism, the city in literature and the visual arts; biology and literature.

Dr Claire White

White, Dr Claire

Claire specialises in nineteenth-century French literature and art, with a particular interest in class, labour politics, aesthetics, and intellectual history.

Emma Wilson

Wilson, Emma

Emma's research interests are: Contemporary Women Filmmakers in France and Italy; Women Photographers and Installation Artists; Life-writing, Intimacy, and Eroticism; Simone de Beauvoir

Dr Charlotte Woodford

Woodford, Dr Charlotte

Charlotte's research interests are: German women’s writing, especially in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; History of gender and sexuality; Lou Andreas-Salomé