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.
Co-investigator on the PaCCS Interdisciplinary Innovation Award research project “Representation of transnational human trafficking in present-day news media, true crime, and fiction”.
British Association for American Studies, Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, British Association for Irish Studies, British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies, Crime Studies Network.
Senior Fellow of the HEA
Teaching: Crime fiction, postcolonial writing, and American and British literature.
Research: Informs my module design and teaching.
Dr Charlotte Beyer is the author of three single-author scholarly monographs to date:
Murder in a Few Words: Gender, Genre and Location in the Crime Short Story (McFarland, 2020)
Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Writing Back to History and Oppression (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)
Intersectionality and Decolonisation in Contemporary British Crime Fiction Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2023)
Her fourth monograph, Crime Fiction in the Age of #MeToo, is forthcoming with Anthem Press.
Dr Beyer is also author/editor of six collections. These include Contemporary Crime Fiction: Crossing Boundaries, Merging Genres (ed., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021, and Teaching Crime Fiction (Palgrave, 2018). This book was shortlisted for the 2019 Teaching Literature Book Award. Her book Mothers Who Kill, co-edited with Josephine Savarese, was published by Demeter Press in February 2022. Decolonising the Literature Curriculum, her edited book on pedagogical scholarship, was published by Palgrave in March 2022.
Dr Beyer has also edited two journal special issues: American, British and Canadian Studies on contemporary crime fiction (2017); and Feminist Encounters on Feminism and Motherhood in the 21st Century (2019).
Dr Beyer is the Editor-in-Chief of Teaching the New English, the Palgrave book series on Higher Education pedagogy. She also serves on the Editorial Boards for the journals The New Americanist, American, British and Canadian Studies, and Feminist Encounters.
External Examiner, MA in Creative and Critical Writing, University of Suffolk
External Examiner for BA Creative and Professional Writing, University of Sunderland
Crime Writers’ Association Daggers Award judge: https://thecwa.co.uk/awards-and-competitions/the-daggers/historical-dagger
Editor-in-Chief for Palgrave series “Teaching the New English”: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/14458