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Dr. Sonya Andermahr

  • Job title: Reader in English Studies
  • Department: English & Creative Writing

General information

Role: 

  • ​Reader in English

Other positions: 

  • course Leader, MA English (Contemporary Literature) 
  • leader of the SoTA Working Group for interdisciplinary research in trauma, narrative and performance
  • member of the Contemporary Women's Writing Network 
  • Associate Editor of the journal Contemporary Women's Writing.

Teaching

Sonya is currently module leader for the following modules: 

  • Modernism in Britain (Level 5)
  • Contemporary Women's Writing (Level 6)
  • Gender & Writing (Level 7)
  • Trauma Fiction (Level 7)

Research

Sonya's research interests are in contemporary women's writing, especially Anglo-American literature, modern British fiction, feminist theory and pedagogy; and trauma narratives. She would be happy to supervise students working in any of these areas.

Current Research Proj​ects

Sonya is currently working on a study of narratives of maternal loss, looking at the representation of grief in contemporary women's fiction.

She recently made a successful application to the Marie Curie Foundation for an Inter-European Fellowship grant worth 190,000 euros. She is also part of a joint HEA bid on the use of academic Apps in Teaching and Learning.

Areas for supervision of r​​esearch students

Sonya has supervised 7 doctoral students to completion and would welcome applications for postgraduate research on topics relating to contemporary women's writing, modern British fiction, feminist theory, and trauma studies.

Current Superv​isions:

  • 'Representations of women in contemporary Egyptian literature' (Second supervisor)
  • 'The relationship between text and image in contemporary illustrated fiction' (Director of Studies and First Supervisor)
  • 'Modes of gendered address in the online space'  (Director of Studies and First Supervisor)

Publications

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2017

  1. Andermahr, S. (2017) Both/and aesthetics: gender, art and language in Brigid Brophy’s In Transit and Ali Smith’s How to Be Both. Contemporary Women's Writing. 12(2) 1754-1484. (Accepted)
  2. Andermahr, S. (2017) Both/and: language, art and identity in Brigid Brophy's 'In Transit' and Ali Smith's 'How to Be Both'. Paper presented to: School of Humanities Research Seminar Series, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, 03 May 2017.

2016

  1. Andermahr, S., (ed.) (2016) Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI. 9783038421955.

2015

  1. Andermahr, S. (2015) Guest Editor. Humanities. 4(4) Basel, Switzerland: MDPI. 2076-0787.
  2. Andermahr, S. (2015) Decolonizing narratives of 1940s Britain in Andrea Levy's 'Small Island'. Panel Presentation presented to: Decolonizing Trauma Studies, The University of Northampton, School of The Arts, 15 May 2015. (Unpublished)
  3. Andermahr, S. (2015) Revisioning cultural memory: alternative narratives of 1940s Britain in Andrea Levy's 'Small Island'. Panel Presentation presented to: Memory Frictions: Conflict - Negotiation - Politics, University of Zaragoza, Spain, 06-08 May 2015. (Unpublished)
  4. Andermahr, S. (2015) Routes of sorrow: narrative healing in women's grief fiction. Invited Presentation presented to: Routes of Sorrow, NN Contemporary Art Gallery, Northampton, 08-12 April 2015. (Unpublished)
  5. Andermahr, S. and Simmons, D. (2015) The University of Northampton School of the Arts 'Opps for Apps' Project. Panel Presentation presented to: Opps for Apps Symposium, The University of Northampton, School of the Arts, 17 June 2015. (Unpublished)
  6. Allwork, L. and Andermahr, S. (2015) Welcome: Decolonizing trauma studies. Paper presented to: Decolonizing Trauma Studies, The University of Northampton, School of The Arts, 15 May 2015. (Unpublished)

2014

  1. Andermahr, S. (2014) 1970s feminist fiction. In: Hubble, N., McLeod, J. and Tew, P. (eds.) The 1970s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 69-92.

2013

  1. Andermahr, S. (2013) 'Compulsively readable and deeply moving': women’s middlebrow trauma fiction. In: Andermahr, S. and Pellicer-Ortin, S. (eds.) Trauma Narratives and Herstory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 13-29.
  2. Allwork, L. and Andermahr, S. (2013) Acts of remembrance. Symposium presented to: The Working Group on Interdisciplinary Research in Trauma, Narrative and Performance Annual Meeting, The University of Northampton, School of the Arts, 10 July 2013. (Unpublished)
  3. Andermahr, S. and Pellicer-Ortin, S., (eds.) (2013) Trauma Narratives and Herstory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 9781137268341.
  4. Andermahr, S. (2013) Working from the wound: trauma and memory in Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Paper presented to: Acts of Remembrance in Contemporary Narratives in English: Opening the Past for the Future, University of Zaragoza, Spain, 24-26 April 2013. (Unpublished)

2012

  1. Andermahr, S. (2012) 'Compulsively readable and deeply moving': women's middlebrow trauma fiction. Panel Presentation presented to: 11th Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE 12), Bogazici University, Istanbul, 04-08 September 2012. (Unpublished)
  2. Andermahr, S. and Phillips, L., (eds.) (2012) Angela Carter: New Critical Readings. London: Continuum. 9781441169280.
  3. Jowett, L. (2012) Between the paws of the tender wolf: authorship, adaptation and audience. In: Andermahr, S. and Phillips, L. (eds.) Angela Carter: New Critical Readings. London: Continuum. pp. 23-33.
  4. Andermahr, S. (2012) Contemporary women's writing: Carter's literary legacy. In: Andermahr, S. and Phillips, L. (eds.) Angela Carter: New Critical Readings. London: Continuum. pp. 11-32.
  5. Andermahr, S. (2012) Gender and the student experience: teaching feminist writing in the post-feminist classroom. In: Ferrebe, A. and Tolan, F. (eds.) Teaching Gender. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 12-30.
  6. Andermahr, S. (2012) Jeanette Winterson writing mothers and daughters: from 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit' to 'Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal'? Invited Keynote presented to: Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012, Newman University, Birmingham, 28 June 2012. (Unpublished)
  7. Andermahr, S. (2012) Mourning, melancholia and melodrama in contemporary women's grief fiction: Kim Edwards' 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter'. Paper presented to: Interrogating Trauma in the Humanities, University of Lincoln, 20-23 August 2012. (Unpublished)

2011

  1. Andermahr, S. (2011) Hooked on classics: 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit' 25 years on. Invited Keynote presented to: Jeanette Winterson: A Critical Exploration, University of Leeds, 02-03 July 2011. (Unpublished)
  2. Andermahr, S. (2011) Mourning, melancholia and maternal loss: Kim Edwards’s 'The Memory Keeper’s Daughter‘. Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation. 37(1), pp. 27-45. 0311-4198.
  3. Andermahr, S. (2011) Mourning, melancholia and maternal loss: Kim Edwards’s 'The Memory Keeper’s Daughter‘. Invited Keynote presented to: Mothers at the Margins: 6th Australian International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Motherhood, University of Queensland, Australia, 27-30 April 2011. (Unpublished)
  4. Andermahr, S. (2011) Narratives of maternal loss in contemporary women’s writing: Julie Myerson’s 'The Story of You’. In: Herrero, D. and Baelo-Allue, S. (eds.) Between the Urge to Know and the Need to Deny: Trauma and Ethics in Contemporary British and American Literature. Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter. pp. 71-80.
  5. Andermahr, S. (2011) Sarah Schulman's queer diasporas: Empathy and People in Trouble. Textual Practice. 25(4), pp. 711-729. 0950-236X.

2010

  1. Andermahr, S. (2010) 1970s feminist fiction. Symposium presented to: 1970s Decades Event, Brunel University, London, 12 March 2010. (Unpublished)
  2. Andermahr, S. (2010) Narratives of maternal loss in contemporary women’s writing: Julie Myerson’s 'The Story of You’. Paper presented to: Contemporary Women’s Writing: New Texts, Approaches, and Technologies: The Third Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Network, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA, 07-09 July 2010. (Unpublished)

2009

  1. Andermahr, S. (2009) An introduction to time and space in Winterson’s short fiction. In: Sonmez, M. J.-M. and Özyurt Kılıç, M. (eds.) Winterson Narrating Time and Space. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  2. Andermahr, S. (2009) Jeanette Winterson. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 9780230507609.
  3. Andermahr, S. (2009) Narratives of maternal loss. Workshop presented to: Mum's the Word Workshop, De Montfort University, Leicester, 09 January 2009. (Unpublished)
  4. Andermahr, S. (2009) Narratives of maternal loss in contemporary women’s writing. Paper presented to: Between the “Urge to Know” and the “Need to Deny”: Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary Narrative in English, University of Zaragoza, Spain, 25-28 March 2009. (Unpublished)
  5. Andermahr, S. (2009) The work of Jeanette Winterson. Seminar Presentation presented to: English Department Seminar, University of Zaragoza, Spain, 22 March 2009. (Unpublished)

2008

  1. Andermahr, S. (2008) Sarah Schulman's queer diasporas: People in Trouble and Empathy. Invited Presentation presented to: Unsettling Women: Contemporary Women's Writing and Diaspora. 2nd Biennial Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Network, University of Leicester, 11-13 July 2008. (Unpublished)

2007

  1. Andermahr, S. (2007) Member of Editorial Board. Contemporary Women's Writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1754-1476.
  2. Andermahr, S., (ed.) (2007) Jeanette Winterson: A Contemporary Critical Guide. London: Continuum. 9780826492746.
  3. Andermahr, S. (2007) Reinventing the romance. In: Andermahr, S. (ed.) Jeanette Winterson: A Contemporary Critical Guide. London: Continuum. pp. 82-99.
  4. Andermahr, S. (2007) Teaching feminist fiction today. Invited Presentation presented to: Teaching Contemporary Women's Writing in the 21st Century conference, University of Brighton, Brighton, 15 September 2007. (Unpublished)

2006

  1. Andermahr, S. (2006) Jeanette Winterson’s Lighthousekeeping. In: Mengham, R. and Tew, P. (eds.) British Fiction Today. London: Continuum. pp. 139-150.
  2. Andermahr, S. (2006) Lesbian romance? Love and desire in the novels of Jeanette Winterson. Invited Keynote presented to: 14th Middle East Technical University (METU) British Novelists Conference: Jeanette Winterson and Her Work, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 14-15 December 2006. (Unpublished)

2005

  1. Andermahr, S. (2005) Cyberspace and the body: Jeanette Winterson's The Powerbook. In: Bentley, N. (ed.) British Fiction of the 1990's. London: Routledge. pp. 108-122.
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