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Dr Sherah Wells

BA (Memphis), MA, PhD (Warwick)

After completing my PhD, I was awarded a Post-Doctoral Research bursary at the Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Nottingham, where I also taught in the School of English. My research interests include Modernist and post-war fictions, representations of mental illness, French feminist theory, and feminist geography.


My current research explores the relationship between deinstitutionalization, the introduction of psychopharmacology, and literature in America and Britain in the early-twentieth century. I am also writing an essay on the production of domesticity in PG Wodehouse's fiction.


In 2014/2015, I am lecturing and leading seminars for the The Writing Centre.

Previously, I have taught English/American Literature and gender studies (CSWG) at Warwick.

I have also taught at the University of Nottingham, Newman University, and Austin Peay State University (USA).



Feminist and Women's Studies Association, UK and Ireland

  • Ordinary Member, 2010-2013
  • Executive Committee Member, 2013 -

Modern Language Association

  • Ordinary Member, 2009 -

Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick

  • Affiliated Researcher, 2010-2014

Sherah dot Wells at warwick dot ac dot uk