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Dr. Roxanne Douglas

Roxanne is a Teaching Fellow for the English and Comparative Literary Studies Department. She specialises in feminist theory, World-Literatures, Arab feminist writing, postcolonial feminism, Gothic studies, and zombie fiction.


Teaching 2021/22:

EN122 - Modes of Reading - Convenor

EN2H2/EN3H2 American Horror Story: U.S. Gothic Cultures, 1619 to Tomorrow

EN3L3 Research Project workshops

UG Dissertation supervision

MA Dissertation supervision

1-1 Academic Writing Support

Reading Groups 2021/22:

UG Feminist Reading Group

PG-Staff Feminist Reading Group

Conference organising:

Women in World(-)Literature (22 June 2022) - co-organiser with Dr Fiona Farnsworth

Selected publications:

Situating Arab Women's Writing in a Feminist "Global Gothic": Madness, Mothers, and Ghosts
Journal article in Feminist Theory. 2021. Read here.

An "Other" Zombie Project: Decolonizing the Undead
Edited collection, in development with Bloomsbury. I am co-editor alongside Dr Guilia Champion and Prof. Stephen Shapiro. Slated release 2022.

'Through the Archway: Gothic spaces of slippage in Egyptian feminist writing' in Middle Eastern Gothics, edited by Dr Karen Grumberg, Wales University Press. Slated release 2023.

Selected conference papers:

'She Stood Steadfast as a Volcano Dispensing Words Like Ashes': Considering L’écriture Féminine in Arab Feminist Writing in English
Keynote for 'Arab Literature in English: Re-writing Gender, Race, Politics and Culture', Coventry University 30th April 2021. Register Here.

“My body died, but my spirit would not give up”: Noisy Ghosts and Death Defiance in Egyptian Feminist Writing
'The Remains of the Body: Legacy and Cultural Memory of Bodies in World Culture', The University of Warwick 22nd May 2021.

Kick Queens: Examining Iconography of Attacked Women in Contemporary Arab Uprisings
‘In Crisis: Arts in the Eras of Emergency, 1750 – Present’, The University of Cambridge, Faculty of English, July 2020. Online.

'It feels like I'm giving my body something it needs in an intense and powerful way': 'The Santa Clarita Diet' and the Feminist Encounter with Binge/Self-care/Pleasure Politics
‘Gothflix’, conference. Lancaster University, February 2020.

Caught Red-Handed: Bloodied Hands in Arab Women's Writing.
‘Talking Bodies’, conference. University of Chester, April 2019.

Fear Writing: The Gothic in Contemporary Arab Women's Writing.

‘Annual Postgraduate Symposium, English & Comparative Literary Studies’, symposium. The University of Warwick, May 2018.

Sexual Assault and the City: A Short History of Gender Violence Among Protestors in the 2011 Cairo Uprisings.
‘Fifty Years of Revolution: Gender, Race & Resistance 1968–2018’, conference. The University of York, May 2018.

Selected Pedagogic CPD workshops:

Risky Classrooms

What Do You Mean??: Supporting Undergraduate Essay Writing

Supercharged Speaking: Online Workshop

Work Not in Progress (CSWG series): Emotions and Connections in the Socially Distanced Classroom

Student Support 2020/21:

Campus walking groups


WATE Award Winner - Butterworth Award 2021

WATE PGR Award Winner 2018, Nominee 2017

Volunteer Tutor, The Brilliant Club

Editorial board, The Journal of International Women's Studies

Committee member and Special Events co-ordinator, the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender (CSWG)

Project co-ordinator, Virgin Territory/Shut Down at the University of Warwick

Podcasts: queer/disrupt guest, 'Putting the "Bro" in "Bromance: Discussing The Left Hand of Darkness'. Listen here.

 LDCU Podcasts: Talking Online Learning guest, 'Episode 12'. Listen here.

Public lectures:

Photo of Roxanne Douglas

Office: FAB5.20

Office Hours:
In-person Mondays 12.30-13.30
Via Teams Wednesdays 15.30-16.30
or by appointment.