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Bryony Taylor

Research Student,


Research Summary

Current Status

PhD (full-time) - currently registered.

Research Topic

Becoming-with Nature: A Re-evaluation of the Female Body in the Eco-Gothic.

Research Summary

Bryony's research is currently interested in investigating how the genre conventions of the Eco-Gothic form, particularly within the twenty-first century, can be used to evaluate presentations of the female body, and how the novel could enact a movement beyond a traditional duality of 'good' and 'bad' women and nature. This research takes the form of a novel and critical essay, wherein the novel will comprise of an exploration into whether these dualities can be eschewed within the Eco-Gothic, whilst the essay will consider whether or not this has been achieved in her novel and other contemporary literature from the same field.

Research Interests

  • Gothic Studies, including but not limited to sub-genres such as Eco-Gothic and Female Gothic.
  • Gender Theory
  • The Contemporary Novel
  • Ecofeminism

Research Supervisor/s

Spencer Jordan, Matthew Green, Carina Hart.

Primary Funding Source/s

Midlands4Cities AHRC Doctoral Studentship Award 2022.

Additional Information

  • School of English Teaching and Learning Observation Pilot Certificate.
  • Preparing to Teach in Higher Education Certificate.
  • Professional English Tutor.

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