Lucie Armitt is a Professor in Contemporary English Literature in the College of Arts. She is a specialist in the fields of contemporary women’s writing, the literary fantastic and the Gothic. She is an Associate Editor of the award-winning OUP journal Contemporary Women’s Writing and founding Treasurer of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association. She has experience of supervising 6 doctoral students to successful completion and is currently looking to encourage applications from prospective Phd students interested in working on the ghost story, haunted landscapes, or Gothic tourism/travel narratives.
English Research Lead (with Professor Antony Rowland); supervisor to one fully-funded Phd student working on the contemporary women’s short story; lecturer/seminar tutor on the following undergraduate modules: Women’s Writing and Feminist Theory; Making it New: Modernism; Women Writing the Twenty-First Century; Introduction to Narrative.
contemporary women’s writing; the Gothic; the literary fantastic
Phd Comparative Literary Theory
— University of Warwick, 1993
MA Comparative Literary Theory
— University of Warwick, 1987
BA (Hons) English Studies, 1st Class
— University of Sunderland, 1984
Contemporary Women’s Writing Collaborative Skills Development Programme
— Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2012
Contemporary Women’s Writing Association
— Treasurer (founding)