BA (Hons), University of Cambridge; MA, University of York; PhD, University of East Anglia
I joined the University of Nottingham in 2019 in the newly formed Applied English team, creating and delivering innovative distance learning programmes with a focus on literature. Before that I was a Lecturer in English Literature at Middlesex University London, and Assistant Professor in English Literature at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. I have also taught at Nottingham Trent University, worked in PhD administration at Loughborough University, widening participation at the University of Warwick, and conference and events organisation at the University of Oxford.
My research is in global Gothic, folklore and fairy tale literature, and particularly the relationships between these fields: my monograph on The Gothic Fairy Tale (forthcoming with Manchester University Press) traces the development of the Gothic fairy tale as a distinct genre, and I have edited a special issue of Gothic Studies on Gothic Folklore and Fairy Tale. I have also co-edited an essay collection, Folklore and Nation in Britain and Ireland, and am writing book chapters and articles on folkloric eco-Gothic in East and Southeast Asia. I have also published on the representation of alchemy in contemporary fiction, wine in Romantic poetry, and contemporary fairy tale fiction.
I have published poetry in The Cadaverine, InPrint, The Apple Anthology, Eyewear Press's Best New British and Irish Poets 2018, and short fiction in Cut the Clouds. I have been shortlisted for the Overton Prize, Highly Commended in the Aurora Competition, and was the runner up in the 2017 Melita Hume Prize for a first full poetry collection for Your Brain Cells Sing When They Die, which was published by Black Spring Press Group in 2021.
CARINA HART and YIYIN LYU, 2025. Moral Extremes and Suprahuman Potentialities in Tales and Adaptations of the East Asian Folkloric Fox Spirit Marvels & Tales. 39(2), (In Press.)
CARINA HART, 2024. Haunted Animals: The Ramayana and Local Folklore in the Indian-Malaysian Gothic Fiction of K. S. Maniam. In: KATARZYNA ANCUTA, ANDREW NG HOCK SOON and MARY AINSLIE, eds., Southeast Asian Gothic University of Wales Press. (In Press.)
MATTHEW CHEESEMAN and CARINA HART, eds., 2021. Folklore and Nation in Britain and Ireland Routledge.