Dr Stacy Gillis
Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7360
- Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 8708
- Address: School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics
I grew up in New Brunswick, Canada. The School currently has an exchange, which I set up, with Dalhousie University (www.dal.ca.), where I studied as an undergraduate. I'm very happy to talk to students interested in spending a semester in Canada.
Roles and Responsibilities
On maternity leave (until July 2012).
B.A.in Classics (Dalhousie), M.A. in English (Acadia), Ph.D. in English Literature (Exeter)
I was a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter (2001-04).
Feminist and Women's Studies Assocation
Modern Language Assocation
Crime Studies Network
Association of First World War Studies
Assocation for Research in Popular Fictions
English & French
My research falls into four main areas, all linked by my primary interest in the relationship between gender and genre: women's writing and feminist theory; crime fictions, particularly detective and sensation novels; cybertheory and cyberpunk; and, First World War Studies.
I am writing a book on the corpse and forensics in contemporary fiction. Next up is a book on the rise of the British detective novel.
I welcome applications from prospective research students in the following fields: C20 women's writing; feminist history and theory; C20 popular culture; cybertheory, cyberpunk and technology studies; sensation and detective fiction; and, First World War studies;Current Ph.D. Students
Katherine Cooper - Nationhood in the Fiction of Storm Jameson (AHRC)
Anne Graefer - Celebrity and Skin in Cyberspace
Completed Ph.D. Students
Emma Short - No Place Like Home: The Hotel in Modernist Women's Writing (AHRC)
Lee Barbrook - Teaching the Conflicts: Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle (AHRC)
Katherine Farrimond - Beyond Backlash: The Femme Fatale in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema (AHRC)
Lucy Gallagher - The Contemporary Middlebrow Novel: (Post)Feminism, Class and Domesticity (AHRC)
Colleen Robertson - The Antebellum White Mistress: Culpability and Complexity in American Women's Retrospective Fiction
Robin Stoate - Reading Cyberspace: Fictions, Figures and (Dis)Embodiment (AHRC)
Ellen Turner - Law, the Domestic and Sovereignty in Interwar Women's Writing (AHRC)
Haifaa al-Hadi – Sleeping Beauties or Laughing Medusas: Myth and Fairy Tale in the Work of Angela Carter, A.S. Byatt and Marina Warner
Malcah Effron – ‘If Only This Were a Detective Novel’: Narrative Devices in Twentieth-Century Detective Fiction
Sian Harris - The Canadian Künstlerroman: The Creative Protagonist in L.M. Montgomery, Alice Munro and Margaret Laurence (AHRC)
Maureen Sunderland - The Long Goodbye: Hard-boiled Interpretations of the City, Femininity, and Masculinity after Chandler
Esteem IndicatorsEditorial Board, Feminist Theory
I review articles for Clio, Contemporary Women's Writing, Cultural Politics, Girlhood Studies, Modern Language Review, Mosaic, and PMLA, amonst others.
I have reviewed proposals and manscripts for Oxford University Press, Manchester University Press, Sage, Ashgate and I.B. Tauris.
I have been a Ph.D. examiner at Swansea University, the University of York, and Manchester University, amongst others.
Catherine Cookson Fund (2011)
Leverhulme International Network: Approaching War: Childhood, Culture and the First World War (2010-13)
UTLC Innovation Fund (2009)
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2009)
Erle Stanley Gardner Fellow, Harry Ransom Centre (2008/09)
UTLC Innovation Fund (2007)
British Academy Small Research Grant (2007)
CRASSH Fellow, Cambridge University (2007)
HASS Faculty Teaching Fellowship (2006)
British Academy Conference Grant (2006)
English Subject Centre Project Funding (2005)
British Academy Overseas Conference Grant (2005)
I am on maternity leave until July 2012.
I am on maternity leave until July 2012.
- Gillis S. 'Only from the Senses': Detection, Early Cinema and a Green Giant Spider. In: Shail, A, ed. Reading the Cinematograph: The Cinema in British Short Fiction 1896-1912. Exeter, UK: Exeter University Press, 2011, pp.144-154.
- Gillis S, Hollows J, ed. Feminism, Domesticity and Popular Culture. New York: Routledge, 2009.
- Gillis S. The Brand, the Intertext, and the Reader: Reading Desires in the Harry Potter Series. In: Julia Briggs, Dennis Butt, Matthew Grenby, ed. Popular Children's Literature in Britain. Aldershote: Ashgate, 2008, pp.301-316.
- Gillis S. Consoling Fictions: Mourning, World War One, and Dorothy L. Sayers. In: Rae, P, ed. Modernism and Mourning. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2007, pp.185-197.
- Gillis S. Cyberspace/technologies: Of cyborgs and feminism. In: Richardson, Diane and Robinson, Victoria, ed. Introducing gender and women's studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
- Gillis S. Feminist Criticism and the Technologies of the Body. In: Plain, G; Sellers, S, ed. A History of Feminist Literary Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007, pp.322-335.
- Gillis S. 'Many sisters to many brothers': the women poets of the First World War. In: Kendall T, ed. Oxford handbook of British and Irish war poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, pp.100-113.
- Gillis S, MacCallum-Stewart E (eds.). Special Issue: Children's Literature and the First World War. Lion and the Unicorn 2007, 31(2).
- Gillis S. The (Post)Feminist Politics of Cyberpunk. Gothic Studies 2007, 9(2), 7-19.
- Gillis S, Howie G, Munford R, ed. Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007.
- Gillis S, Waters M. 'Mother, Home and Heaven': Nostalgia, Confession and Motherhood in Desperate Housewives. In: McCabe J; Akass K, ed. Reading Desperate Housewives. London: I.B.Tauris, 2006, pp.222-240.
- Gillis S. Cyber Noir: Cyberspace, (Post)Feminism and the Femme Fatale. In: Gillis S, ed. The Matrix Trilogy: Cyberpunk Reloaded. London: Wallflower, 2005, pp.74-85.
- Gillis S. Introduction. In: Gillis S, ed. The Matrix Trilogy: Cyberpunk Reloaded. London: Wallflower, 2005, pp.1-8.
- Gillis S, Gates P. Screening L. M. Montgomery: Heritage, Nostalgia and National Identity. British Journal of Canadian Studies 2005, 17(2), 186-196.
- Gillis S, ed. The Matrix trilogy: cyberpunk reloaded. London: Wallflower, 2005.
- Gillis S. Cybersex. In: Pamela Church Gibson, ed. More Dirty Looks: Gender, Pornography and Power. London: British Film Institute, 2004, pp.92-101.
- Gillis S, Munford R. Genealogies and generations: The politics and praxis of third wave feminism. Women's History Review 2004, 13(2), 165-182.
- Gillis S, Munford R. Interview with Elaine Showalter. In: Stacy Gillis, Gillian Howie and Rebecca Munford, ed. Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration. United States: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
- Gillis S. Neither Cyborg nor Goddess: The (Im)Possibilities of Cyberfeminism. In: Stacy Gillis, Gillian Howie and Rebecca Munford, ed. Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2004, pp.185-196.
- Gillis S, Howie G, Munford R. Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
- Gillis S, Munford R. Harvesting our strengths: Third wave feminism and women's studies. Journal of International Women's Studies 2003, 4(2), 1-6.
- Gillis S. Cybercriticism. In: Wolfreys, J, ed. Introducing Criticism at the 21st Century. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 2002, pp.202-216.
- Gillis S. Introduction. In: Gillis,S;Gates, P, ed. The Devil Himself: Villainy in Detective Fiction and Film. Westport, USA: Greenword Press, 2001, pp.1-10.
- Gillis S, Gates P. The Devil Himself: Villainy in Detective Fiction and Film. United Kingdom: Praeger, 2001.
- Gillis S. Pimple’s Three Weeks (Without the Option), with Apologies to Elinor Glyn. Early Popular Visual Culture 2014, 12(3), 378-391.