MPhys, Physics with Theoretical Physics, University of Manchester, 1998, MSc, Science Communication, Imperial College, 2001, MA Modern and Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck, 2014
Dr Joanna Gavins, Dr Sara Whiteley
Literary linguistics, Cognitive poetics, Stylistics, Subjectivity, Autobiography and life writing, Margaret Atwood
I am interested in how knowledge from the cognitive sciences can help us understand how we comprehend life narratives. My research involves using concepts such as scripts and schemas, categorization and deixis to inform stylistic analyses of autobiographical and fictional texts. My focus is the work of Margaret Atwood.
I am a member of PALA - the Poetics and Linguistics Association