Elizabeth English

Elizabeth English

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Welsh Crucible 2019

Elizabeth gained her BA, MA, and PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London and is now a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her research focuses on modernist and early twentieth-century popular fiction with a particular interest in women’s writing. Her first monograph, Lesbian Modernism: Censorship, Sexuality and Genre Fiction (EUP, 2015) is an interdisciplinary investigation into the effects of early twentieth-century governmental censorship on literary production.

She is currently researching societal and literary attitudes to forms of women’s labour in middlebrow fiction, the relationship between theosophy and sexology, and women’s queer historical biographies. Elizabeth is excited to explore ways in which the history of women’s writing, lives and voices can be relevant for us today and can enable us to navigate the complex political and social conditions of gender in the 21st century. She is also the Co-Chair for the Modernist Network Cymru, which brings together scholars working on modernism in Wales.

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