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:
Isabelle Coy-Dibley – University of Westminster
Isabelle Coy-Dibley is a PhD candidate at the University of Westminster, researching the relationship between corporeal memory and sexual forms of touch in women’s experimental writing, particularly focusing on the authors Marguerite Duras, Anaïs Nin, and Kathy Acker. Her interdisciplinary approach engages with research in theories of gender, sexuality and intimacy, memory studies, corporeal feminism and queer theory. Her thesis aims to question how touch triggers memory, how bodily memory can change the way in which the female body experiences touch, and how the female body is inscribed with sexual touch in these forms of writing. She received a First Class Honours in BA Hons English Literature (University of Westminster, 2012), an MA in English: 1850-Present (King’s College London, 2013) and an MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture (Birkbeck, University of London, 2014), and has presented at multiple conferences both in the UK and internationally.
You can follow her work on https://westminster.academia.edu/IsabelleCoyDibley or @I_CoyDibley
Jade Hinchliffe- University of Hull
Jade Hinchliffe is a PhD candidate at the University of Hull, funded by the North of England Consortium for Arts and Humanities (NECAH). Her thesis is entitled “The Representation of Surveillance and Social Sorting in Contemporary Dystopian Fiction”. She is a member of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association and the Surveillance Studies Network. Jade received a first-class BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Huddersfield in 2017 and she was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Postgraduate Study by the university to complete her MA (by research) in English Literature. She received prizes from the literature department at Huddersfield for best undergraduate results in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well as the prize for best undergraduate dissertation. Jade has presented at multiple conferences including the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Conference (Northumbria University, September 2018) and the British Society of Criminology’s Yorkshire and Humber Regional Group Research Day (University of Hull, November 2018).
You can find Jade at https://hull.academia.edu/JadeHinchliffe and on twitter @jhinchliffe04.
Olivia Heal- University of East Anglia
Olivia Heal is a Creative-Critical (Prose) PhD Candidate at the University of East Anglia. Her work engages with contemporary maternal writing (Andrea Brady, Maggie Nelson, Jenny Offill, Sarah Manguso, Joanna Walsh, Sheila Heti…), with an emphasis on how maternal praxis and experience informs the literature. The critical thesis inhabits an affirmative and attentive methodological stance, through figures of ‘interruption’, ‘effacement’…it seeks to imagine a maternal aesthetic. Critical and creative elements of the PhD fold one into the other. The latter occupies a maternal first person in a fragmented personal essay. Olivia holds a BA Hons in French and Spanish literature from Trinity College Dublin and an MRes in Literature and Gender Studies (Lettres, Genre(s), Pensées de la Différence) from Université Paris VIII. She has given papers at a number of conferences and has recently organised a symposium on contemporary small-press fiction, Love Takes Risks, which took place at UEA on 2 March 2019 (https://lovetakesriskssymposium.wordpress.com). Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of literary journals including The White Review, gorse, and The Stinging Fly. Her translation of an extract of Marius Daniel Popescu’s La Symphonie du loup appeared in Best European Fiction 2016 (Dalkey Archive Press).
You can find Olivia at https://people.uea.ac.uk/en/persons/o-marston
Former Steering Group Members:
Adele Jones 2006 – 2010 (Founding member)
Ginette Carpenter 2006 – 2008 (Founding member)
Katsura Sako 2006 – 2008 (Founding member)
Claire O’Callaghan 2008 –2013
Nadine Muller 2008 – 2011
Louise Sheridan 2008 – 2010
Kristin Ewins 2008 – 2009
Cleo Hanaway 2008 – 2009
Katy Gledhill 2008 – 2009
Fran Pollard 2009 – 2010
Amy Rushton 2009 – 2013
Theresa Jamieson 2010 – 2011
Alex Pryce 2010 – 2013
Cat McGurren 2011– 2013
James Bailey 2013
Emma Young 2011-2014
Laura Jane-Devanny 2013-2015
Joanne Ella Parsons 2014-2015
Emma Deeks 2014-2016
Jessica Day 2015-2017
Veronika Schuchter 2014-2018
Krystina Osborne 2014-2018
Fiona Martinez 2016-2019
Emma Parker 2018-2019