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Sherah Wells - ePortfolio

Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies

Supervisor: Dr Emma Francis, Associate Professor

Thesis Title: 'Another world, its walls are thin': Psychosis, Maternity and Catholicism in the Work of Antonia White and Emily Holmes Coleman

Awarded: June 2009

Research Interests:

  • 20th century British and American literature
  • gender studies, particularly French feminist literary theory
  • psychoanalysis
  • madness in literature

Teaching 2008/09:

EN 213 U S Writing and Culture 1780-1920 

Selected Publications:

“Strand by Strand: Untying the Knots of Mental and Physical Illness in the Texts of Antonia White and Emily Holmes Coleman”, in The Tapestry of Health, Illness, and Disease, ed. by Peter Twohig, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009


“ ‘The power to love without desiring to possess’: Feminine Becoming through Silence in the Texts of Antonia White”, in Luce Irigaray: Teaching, ed. by Luce Irigaray and Mary Green, London: Continuum, 2008