The PG CWWN is managed by a group of PhD candidates at a variety of institutions.
By its very nature as a postgraduate-led network, the Steering Group of the PG CWWN is a fluid and shifting team comprising a range of postgraduate researchers in both the early and latter stages of their doctoral study from institutions across the UK. It seeks to bring together a community of emerging scholars researching contemporary women’s writing.
The steering group is currently composed of:
Veronika Schuchter – University of Innsbruck (Austria)
Veronika studied German and English literature at the University of Innsbruck and University College London. She is currently a self-funded PhD student at the University of Innsbruck and her thesis investigates new developments and (non)movement in travel literature by contemporary women writers. Veronika is particularly interested in feminist and postcolonial theory as well as literary modernism and contemporary women’s writing. She is also the student representative of EACLALS (European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) and coordinates a doctoral college in neuroscience at Innsbruck Medical University.
Emma Deeks – Edge Hill University
Emma is currently a self-funded PhD student in the English and History department of Edge Hill University. Prior to this, she studied for her BA English Literature degree at the University of Chester, and completed her MA in Women’s Narrative at Edge Hill University. Her main research interests are feminist theory and the representation of women in different media, particularly in contemporary fiction and on digital media platforms. Her thesis analyses the textual constructions of gender online, exploring the role of anonymity, and specifically the feminist potential of these elements within women’s self representational blogs.
You can follow her work on her academia.edu.page
Krystina Osborne – Liverpool John Moores University
Krystina is a funded PhD student at Liverpool John Moores University’s Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History. Prior to this, she studied at LJMU for a BA in English, graduating with a First Class Honours degree, and for an MRes in Literature and Cultural History, achieving a Pass with Distinction. Krystina’s MRes thesis was entitled ‘“In the Service of Women”? Developments in Feminism and Female-Authored Erotic Fiction Since the Publication of Angela Carter’s The Sadeian Woman’ and focused on authors including Charlotte Roche and Sarah Hall. Her research interests in contemporary women’s erotic writing and theories of gender and sexuality are reflected in her recent progression to PhD level to conduct research into engagements with female masturbation in contemporary women’s writing and in wider culture.
You can follow Krystina’s work on Twitter @KrystinaOsborne.
Former Steering Group Members:
Dr. Adele Jones 2006 – 2010 (Founding member)
Dr. Ginette Carpenter 2006 – 2008 (Founding member)
Dr. Katsura Sako 2006 – 2008 (Founding member)
Dr. Claire O’Callaghan 2008 –2013
Dr. Nadine Muller 2008 – 2011
Dr. Louise Sheridan 2008 – 2010
Dr. Kristin Ewins 2008 – 2009
Dr. Cleo Hanaway 2008 – 2009
Ms. Katy Gledhill 2008 – 2009
Ms. Fran Pollard 2009 – 2010
Ms. Amy Rushton 2009 – 2013
Ms. Theresa Jamieson 2010 – 2011
Dr. Alex Pryce 2010 – 2013
Dr. Cat McGurren 2011– 2013
Mr. James Bailey 2013
Dr. Emma Young 2011-2014
Ms. Laura Jane-Devanny 2013-2015
Ms. Joanne Ella Parsons 2014-2015