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Research Profile

Dr Claire

Senior Lecturer in English & Creative Writing

Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

  • Claire Allen is currently a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing. Claire plays a full teaching and research role with experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across nine modules on the programme. She currently designs and delivers core modules at levels four and five as well as being a dissertation supervisor at level six.

    Claire earned her PhD in contemporary London literature at the University of Northampton in 2011. Claire has previously worked at Birmingham City University as an associate lecturer specialising in both Modern British Fiction and Children’s Literature as well as at the Centre for Academic Practice at the University of Northampton.

  • ​Claire’s current research and teaching experience lie within the areas of Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first century literature, Children’s Fiction, Gender Studies, and Postcolonial and Diaspora Studies, as well as academic writing and research skills. She currently designs and delivers core modules including Lit1028 Writing the Present and Lit2036 Eighteenth Century Literature: Satire and Sensibility as well as being a dissertation supervisor.

  • Claire has peer-reviewed research published by leading academic journals and publishers in her field, including an article in Literary London and chapters in edited collections published by Palgrave Macmillan. She is currently in the process of expanding and developing her research portfolio by working towards the publication of a monograph based on contemporary British fiction which considers new theoretical perspectives by which to approach London literature through an investigation of postmodernism, the post postmodern, feminist and postcolonial readings of literature at and around the turn of the twenty-first century.

    ​Claire is also working on a number of other projects, including an edited collection on critical approaches to and readings of eighteenth century literature with the working title Laurence Sterne & the Contemporary which involves a consideration of Sterne’s literature in light of twentieth and twenty-first century theory and texts; a project on twentieth and twenty-first century punk poetry, with the working titlePunk Poetry: New Critical Engagements; and is also co-writing a chapter on Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger for an edited collection on the contemporary Horror novel. Claire’s latest publications include a chapter in Reassessing the Twentieth-Century Canon which considers the postmodern techniques of Scottish author Alasdair Gray (June 2014).  

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    • Allen, C. (2017) Beyond. Invited Keynote presented to: The University of Northampton’s Faculty of Education and Humanities Postgraduate Research Conference 2017, The University of Northampton, 23-24 June 2017.









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