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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Lucie Armitt

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.

Department Responsibilities

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.

Subject Specialism

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,

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Research Interests

  • Contemporary Gothic

  • Contemporary Women’s Writing

  • the Literary Fantastic

  • Twentieth-Century Gothic

Research Projects

  • Contemporary Women’s Writing Collaborative Doctoral Training Programme — awarded £42543 by Arts and Humanities Research Council in 2012

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Contemporary Women’s Writing Association — Treasurer (founding)