Dr Anne Whitehead
Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3531
- Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 8708
- Address: School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK.
Modern and contemporary fiction; contemporary life writing; medical humanities; memory and the archive; theories of affect; trauma studies; literatures of conflict.
Postgraduate Director, 2013-2016
Acting Academic Director, Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership, 2015-16
External examiner for English Literature BA degree programmes, Cardiff University, 2012-15
External examiner for PhDs at Sheffield, Durham, St Andrews, Stirling and Vaasa Universities
Steering committee, Northern Network for the Medical Humanities
I have recently completed the following edited book project:
Anne Whitehead, Angela Woods, Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton and Jennifer Richards (eds) The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016).
You can read the Introduction under the 'Resources' tab at the following link:https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-edinburgh-companion-to-the-critical-medical-humanities.html
I am currently writing a monograph, which is also contracted to Edinburgh University Press:
Anne Whitehead, Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017).
AHRC Knowledge Transfer Partnership (PI) - Michael Morpurgo and Children's Literature Exhibition, with Seven Stories: The National Centre for the Children's Book (2015-2016).
AHRC Research Leave Award (PI) - Memory: New Critical Idiom (2006-2007)
AHRC Research Leave Award (PI) - Trauma Fiction (2002-2003)
British Academy Small Research Grant (PI)- The Charlotte Salomon Archive (2001).
Current students include:
Maria Chatzianastani, 'Female Experience and War Trauma in Cypriot Children's Literature Since 1974'
Marie Stern-Peltz, 'Coming of Age and the First World War in Contemporary Fiction After 1989' (AHRC)
Bonny Brooks, 'Story, empathy and trauma: "Red in the Half Light of Winter"' (AHRC)
Emily Anderson, 'Humour in British Writing of the First World War' (AHRC)
Stephanie Butler, 'Trauma, War and Domesticity in British Women's Correspondence of the Second World War'.
Completed students include:
Leen Maes, 'Imagined Witness: Representing the Holocaust in American Women's Fiction (AHRC)
Franklyn Hyde, 'Towards Decolonisation in the Fiction of J.M.Coetzee' (AHRC)
Katie Harland, 'The Roots of Traumatic Memory: Wordsworth and the Origins of Trauma in Literature' (AHRC)
Lucy Gallagher, 'The Contemporary Women's Middlebrow Novel' (AHRC)
Ivan Stacy, 'Narrative as Complicity: Atrocity, Culpability and Failures of Witnessing in W. G. Sebald and Kazuo Ishiguro'.
Clare Almond, 'Rehearsing Modern Tragedy: A Benjaminian Interpretation of Drama and the Dramatic in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Writings'.
Alex Adams, '"What Can Be Infinitely Destroyed Is What Can Infinitely Survive": Literary and Filmic Representations of Political Torture from Algiers to Guantanamo' (AHRC).
Alex Lockwood, 'Psychoanalysis, Self Identity and Affect: A Creative and Critical Exploration'.
Tom Langley, 'The Postcolonial in Italy, Italy in the Postcolonial' (AHRC)
Sheffield University; Durham University; University of St Andrews; University of Stirling; Vaasa University, Finland.
AHRC; Leverhulme Trust; Royal Society; Newton Fellowships; Humanities and Social Sciences Research Council of Canada; the Flemish Research Council (FWO), Vlaanderen; the Research Council of KU Leuven.
Editorial Boards and Professional Memberships
I am on the editorial board for the Journal of Trauma and Literature. I am also on the advisory board for the AHRC funded Memory Network.
SEL3356, Madness, Medicine and Modern Literature.
SEL2206, Class, Nation, Identity.
Thinking Theories and Methods: 'Medical Humanities'.
From 2011-2014, I was appointed as external examiner for the undergraduate degree programmes in English Literature at Cardiff University.
- Whitehead A. Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. In Preparation.
- Whitehead A, Woods A, Atkinson S, Macnaughton J, Richards J, ed. The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Submitted.
- Whitehead A, Woods A. Introduction. In: Anne Whitehead, Angela Woods, Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton and Jennifer Richards, ed. The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Submitted.
- Whitehead A. 'War and Beauty: The Act of Unmasking in Pat Barker's Toby's Room and Louisa Young's My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You'. In: Corinne Saunders, Jane Macnaughton and David Fuller, ed. The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp.217-234.
- Whitehead A. The Medical Humanities: A Literary Perspective. In: Victoria Bates, Alan Bleakley, and Samuel Goodman, ed. Medicine, Health and the Arts: Approaches to the Medical Humanities. London and New York: Routledge, 2014, pp.107-127.
- Whitehead A. Reading with empathy: Sindiwe Magona's Mother to Mother. Feminist Theory 2012, 13(2), 181-195.
- Pedwell C, Whitehead A, ed. Affecting Feminism: Questions of Feeling in Feminist Theory (Special issue of Feminist Theory). London: Sage, 2012.
- Pedwell C, Whitehead A. Introduction: Affecting feminism: Questions of feeling in feminist theory. Feminist Theory 2012, 13(2), 115-129.
- Whitehead A. Writing with care: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. Contemporary Literature 2011, 52(1), 54-83.
- Whitehead A. Representing the Child Soldier: Trauma, Postcolonialism and Ethics in Delia Jarrett-Macauley's Moses, Citizen and Me. In: Ganteau, JM; Onega, S, ed. Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary British Fiction. Amsterdam: Rodopi BV, 2011, pp.205-234.
- Whitehead A. Trauma and Resistance in Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers. In: Crownshaw, R; Kilby, J; Rowland, A, ed. The Future of Memory. Oxford: Berghahn, 2010, pp.241-251.
- Whitehead A. Journeying through hell: Wole Soyinka, trauma, and postcolonial Nigeria. Studies in the Novel 2008, 40(1-2), 13-30.
- Whitehead A. Memory. London and New York: Routledge, 2008.
- Whitehead A. The Role of Theories of Memory in Teaching the Holocaust. In: Eaglestone R; Langford B, ed. Teaching Holocaust Literature and Film. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, pp.37-47.
- Rossington M, Whitehead A, Contributing eds.: Anderson L, Chedgzoy K, Mukherjee P, Richards J, ed. Theories of Memory: A Reader. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007.
- Whitehead A. Tony Harrison, the Gulf War and the poetry of protest. Textual Practice 2005, 19(2), 349-+.
- Whitehead A. Pat Barker's Regeneration Trilogy. In: Shaffer, B.W, ed. A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005, pp.550-561.
- Whitehead A. Trauma fiction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004.
- Long JJ, Whitehead A. W. G. Sebald - A Critical Companion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004.
- Whitehead A. The past as revenant: Trauma and haunting in Pat Barker's Another World. Critique - Studies in Contemporary Fiction 2004, 45(2), 129-146.
- Whitehead A. 'Telling Tales: Trauma and Testimony in Binjamin Wilkomirski's Fragments'. Discourse 2003, 25(1 & 2), 119-137.
- Whitehead A. Geoffrey Hartman and the Ethics of Place: Landscape, Memory, Trauma. European Journal of English Studies 2003, 7(3), 275-292.
- Whitehead A. A Still, Small Voice: Letter-writing, Testimony and the Project of Address in Etty Hillesum's Letters from Westerbork. Cultural Values 2001, 5(1), 79-96.
- Rossington M, Whitehead A, ed. Between the Psyche and the Polis: Refiguring History in Literature and Theory. Aldershot and Burlington, Vt: Ashgate, 2000.
- Whitehead Anne. Refiguring Orpheus: the possession of the past in Ted Hughes' Birthday Letters. Textual Practice, 13 227-241 1999.
- Anne Whitehead. Open to Suggestion: Hypnosis and History in Pat Barker's Regeneration. Modern Fiction Studies, 44 674-694 1998.