Personal profile

Contact Details

E-mail: a.boucher@aston.ac.uk

Room Number: NW914a

Telephone: 0121 204 3418

Research Interests

My research interests are in genre and popular fiction of the long nineteenth century, particularly as they concern class, the gaze, body theory, and medicine and science in literature.

Teaching Activity

I teach the following undergraduate modules: 'Literary Genres', 'Literature in Film', 'Writing and Ideology', 'Post-Apocalyptic Fiction', 'Crime Fiction', 'Marriage in Fiction', and 'Ghouls, Goths, and Vampires'. I also supervise PhD students and am helping to develop an MA programme in English.

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students whose research falls into any of the following areas: literature of the long nineteenth century, popular and genre fiction, gaze theory, body theory, or medicine and science in literature.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, PG Cert

Award Date: 20 Dec 2018

PhD, PhD in English Literature, University of Glasgow

1 Oct 20125 Dec 2015

Award Date: 4 Dec 2015

MSc, MScR in Victorian Literature, University of Edinburgh

13 Sept 201112 Sept 2012

Award Date: 10 Sept 2012

BA, BA in English Literature, St Michael's College (VT, USA)

28 Aug 200514 May 2009

Award Date: 14 May 2009

External positions

Research Network Administrator

Sept 2016Aug 2017

Research Assistant, University of Glasgow

Oct 2015Mar 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Glasgow

Sept 2013Dec 2016

Keywords

  • PR English literature
  • Victorian literature
  • Genre fiction
  • Medicine and science in literature
  • long nineteenth century
  • Class studies
  • Body Theory
  • Gaze Theory
  • Popular Fiction

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