Staff Profiles: Dr. Charlotte Beyer

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Dr. Charlotte Beyer

Staff Profile: Dr. Charlotte Beyer
Senior Lecturer in English Studies

Dr. Charlotte Beyer

Dr. Charlotte Beyer

Senior Lecturer in English Studies

English and Creative Writing

I am a contemporary literature specialist, with a background in gender and women's studies. My teaching and module tutor responsibilities include crime fiction, postcolonial writing, and contemporary American and British literature.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 714710 Email: cbeyer@glos.ac.uk

Biography

I am a contemporary literature specialist, with a background in gender and women's studies. My teaching and module tutor responsibilities include crime fiction, postcolonial writing, and contemporary British and American literature. I am also an active researcher and have published widely, and I regularly present papers at conferences in Britain and abroad. My research informs my module design and teaching, and I am keen to introduce students to the most recent literary texts and discuss current issues in my teaching.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
Cand.Mag. English (Major) and Comparative Literature (Minor) University of Aarhus, Denmark 1991
MA Interdisciplinary Women's Studies (with Distinction) University of Warwick 1990
PhD Women's Studies University of Warwick 1995

Awards

Co-investigator on the PaCCS Interdisciplinary Innovation Award research project “Representation of transnational human trafficking in present-day news media, true crime, and fiction”.

Membership of professional bodies

British Association for American Studies, Contemporary Women's Writing Association, British Association for Irish Studies, British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies, Crime Studies Network.

Teaching and research

Teaching

Teaching: Crime fiction, postcolonial writing, and American and British literature.

Research: Informs my module design and teaching.

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

My research encompasses subjects such as crime fiction, motherhood and maternal perspectives, travel writing, migration, and human trafficking. I am currently working on several books under contract with Palgrave and Demeter Press.

Thesis Supervision

External responsibilities

I am on the Steering Committee for the Crime Studies Network, on the Editorial Boards for the journals American, British and Canadian Studies; The New Americanist; and Feminist Encounters, and on the Advisory Panel for Interactions.

Subjects for media interviews

Crime fiction

Women's writing

Margaret Atwood

Motherhood studies.

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