Culture & Creativity

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Through heritage and the cultural and creative industries, we can vividly grasp that women's status in society - politically, legally, socially, economically - has been fundamentally curtailed in most of the world throughout a large part of human history

Gender Equality, Heritage and Creativity, UNESCO 2014

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Professor in Contemporary English Literature, School of English & Journalism

Professor Lucie Armitt

Professor in Contemporary English Literature, School of English & Journalism

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Lucie Armitt is Professor of Contemporary Literature and is a literary critic with a research specialism in the field of Contemporary Women’s Writing. She is particularly interested in the work of Sarah Waters, Kate Mosse, Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. She was a founding Executive Steering Group member of the global research network The Contemporary Women’s Writing Association and a founding Associate Editor of the award winning international peer-reviewed academic journal Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press). From 2012-14 she was the award holder of an AHRC-funded national training programme for early career researchers and postgraduate researchers working in the field of contemporary women’s writing. Her gender-related books include: Lucie Armitt, Contemporary Women’s Fiction and the Fantastic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); Lucie Armitt (ed.) Essential Readers’ Guide to George Eliot (Icon Books and Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); Lucie Armitt (ed.) Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction (Routledge, 1991). Academic profile

Lecturer, Lincoln School of Film & Media

Dr Marie Thompson

Lecturer, Lincoln School of Film & Media

Marie's research centres on the affective, material and gendered dimensions of sound, noise and music. She is the author of Beyond Unwanted Sound: Noise, Affect and Aesthetic Moralism (Bloomsbury, 2017) and the co-editor of Sound, Music, Affect: Theorizing Sonic Experience (Bloomsbury, 2013). She has also published a number of chapters and articles on the intersections of noise and femininity. Marie obtained a PhD in Musicology from Newcastle University and specialises in sound studies, media theory, noise, experimental music, feminist and queer theory, new materialism and affect theory specialises. Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, Lincoln School of Film & Media

Ms Diane Charlesworth

Senior Lecturer, Lincoln School of Film & Media

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Diane specialises in star and celebrity studies, gender politics, British broadcasting history and media ethics, regulation and law. Her current research focuses on the places and spaces for the female television personality in British television history. Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, School of Fine & Performing Arts

Dr Arya Madhavan

Senior Lecturer, School of Fine & Performing Arts

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Arya specialises in researching and writing on Indian Theatre, with particular reference to Kudiyattam, the oldest existing theatre form in the world. Since 2013, Arya has been developing a new research area, Women in Asian Performance that remains understudied to date. She organised the first international Women in Asian Theatre symposium in Lincoln on 14th September 2013 with delegates participating from UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Korea, India, Japan, US and Australia. She completed edting a journal special issue on Women in Asian Theatre for the Asian Theatre Journal (Fall 2015) and commissioned to edit the Routledge anthology on Women in Asian Performance (2017). Academic profile

Lecturer, Lincoln Business School

Hanya Pielichaty

Lecturer, Lincoln Business School

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Hanya joined the University in 2011 as a lecturer in the Tourism and Events team. Her research interests are focused on gender identity development, particularly in adolescent girls, in the context of football participation and events management. Aademic profile

Senior lecturer, School of English & Journalism

Dr Rebecca Styler

Senior lecturer, School of English & Journalism

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Rebecca’s primary research interest lies in women’s religious writing of the nineteenth century, and literary explorations of religion in relation to gender. Having published on writers including Josephine Butler, Harriet Martineau, Anne Bronte, Anna Jameson and Elizabeth Gaskell, and on spiritual autobiography and biography, her current project explores maternal ideas of God in the era 1850-1920. Other interests include life writing, Gothic literature, and the figure of the child, in relation to feminism and spirituality.

Rebecca founded the Nineteenth-Century Research Group in the Lincoln College of Arts, and was a committee member for the Midlands Inter-Disciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar (2011-16). She is Editor of the Gaskell Journal. Academic profile