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Research

Current Research:

In November this year I will present my research on the impact of space on mental health at the PAMLA convention. The paper, entitled 'Analysing Space: Therapeutic Rooms in Post-War Literature', examines narrative constructions of analytic space to interrogate notions of physical and psychological privacy in the post-war period.

Selected Publications:

"The Self which Surfaces: Competing Maternal Discourses in A Proper Marriage", Doris Lessing Studies, 30.1 (2011)

"Strand by Strand: Untying the Knots of Mental and Physcial Illness in the Correspondence and Diaries of Antonia White and Emily Holmes Coleman", in The Tapestry of Health, Illness, and Disease, ed. 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, eds. Mary Green and Luce Irigaray (London: Continuum, 2008)