I am a Senior Lecturer in English. I currently teach undergraduate courses on Critical Theory, Post-1945 British Literature, reading and Writing Children's Literature and Representing Trauma. I also teach on an MA unit on 'Time' where I focus on the recent literary (re)turn to the historical novel and life-writing/autobiogrpahy and memory.
I have a PhD in English Literature, an MA in Women's Studie, a PGCE in secondary (11-18) education (English and Drama) and a BA (Hons) in English Literature with Sociology minor.
Level 4 (Year 1) Stage Tutor: I oversee the organisation and timetabling of our level 4 (first year) units and have responsibility for the implementation and delivery of pastoral support systems at level 4.
Postwar to the Present
MA Contemporary Literature, Film and Theory
My passions are women’s writing, feminist literary theory, theories of reading and the reader, the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century novel and contemporary book cultures.
E. Pollard, G. Carpenter (2018). Hilary Mantel Contemporary Critical Perspectives. Bloomsbury Academic.
G. Carpenter (2015). Textual Fumbles: Reading and Seduction in Elizabeth Jane Howard’s Falling. Contemporary Women's Writing. 9(2), pp.182-199.
G. Carpenter (2009). Review of Justine Picardie's Daphne. Women: A Cultural Review. 20(1), pp.89-96.
GS. Carpenter (2016). 3. Mothers and Others. In: Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Edinburgh University Press,
GS. Carpenter (2007). Reading and the Reader. In: Jeanette Winterson. London: Continuum, pp.69-81.