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Rebecca Stewart

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Personal statement

My research interests are concentrated primarily in the fields of 20th Century and contemporary English and American literature. My particular areas of expertise include the novel and in the application of critical theory, especially autobiographical theory and psychoanalysis; Christopher Isherwood and English writers of the 1930s; and 20th century crime fiction. I have published a number of articles and presented numerous papers at conferences on topics related to these areas.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD University of Aberdeen
  • DipHE Open University
  • MA (Hons) University of Aberdeen.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member of Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Member of Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA).

Teaching specialism

My recent teaching responsibilities include:

At Bath Spa University:

  • Lecturer - EN5041: Crime Fiction (English Literature)
  • Lecturer - EN4004: Decadence to the Naughties (English Literature).

I have also supervised a number of successful undergraduate dissertations (including Literary Theory, Folklore and 20th Century crime fiction)

At Advanced Studies in England:

  • Course Convenor and Lecturer - British Detective Fiction (English Literature)
  • Lecturer - The Beast, Big Brother and Beyond (English Literature and Film Studies).

Aberdeen University:

  • Course Convenor and Lecturer - Literature and Medicine (Medical Humanities) 
  • Tutor - Essentials of Literature (English Literature)
  • Tutor - Reading Shakespeare (English Literature)
  • Tutor - Revolution to Revolution: Literature, 1640-1750 (English Literature
  • Course Convenor and Lecturer - Summer School for Access (English Language and Literature).

Research and academic outputs

Go to ResearchSPAce

Anti-hero
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Peters, F and Stewart, R, eds. (2015) Anti-hero. Crime uncovered series . Intellect, Bristol. ISBN 9781783205196


Down where on a visit?: Isherwood’s mythology of self
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Stewart, R (2014) 'Down where on a visit?: Isherwood’s mythology of self.' In: Berg, J and Freeman, C, eds. The American Isherwood. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota. ISBN 9780816683635


"How can I know what I think till I see what I say?": Christopher Isherwood, E. M. Forster and the creation of a literary identity
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Stewart, R (2014) '"How can I know what I think till I see what I say?": Christopher Isherwood, E. M. Forster and the creation of a literary identity.' In: Wright, E, ed. Bloomsbury influences: papers from the Bloomsbury Adaptations conference, Bath Spa University, 5-6 May 2011. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 157-175. ISBN 9781443854344


‘I was obsessed by a complex of terrors and longings connected with the idea “War”’: World War I in the early writing of Christopher Isherwood
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Stewart, R (2011) '‘I was obsessed by a complex of terrors and longings connected with the idea “War”’: World War I in the early writing of Christopher Isherwood.' First World War Studies, 2 (1). pp. 121-130. ISSN 1947-5039


Christopher and Frank: Isherwood’s representation of father and son in 'Kathleen and Frank'
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Stewart, R (2011) 'Christopher and Frank: Isherwood’s representation of father and son in 'Kathleen and Frank'.' a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 26 (2). pp. 199-218. ISSN 0898-9575


Born in blood: the gothic and Dexter Morgan
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Stewart, R (2014) Born in blood: the gothic and Dexter Morgan. In: Crime fiction: Here and There and Again, 11 - 13 September 2014, University of Gdańsk, Poland.


The ‘gentle reader’ is a polite convention: Cecil Day Lewis, Nicholas Blake and genre fiction
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Stewart, R (2014) The ‘gentle reader’ is a polite convention: Cecil Day Lewis, Nicholas Blake and genre fiction. In: Captivating criminality: crime fiction, darkness and desire, 24 -26 April 2014, Bath Spa University, Corsham.


Isolation and landscape in modern crime fiction
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Stewart, R (2013) Isolation and landscape in modern crime fiction. In: Retold, resold, transformed: crime fiction in the modern era, 17 - 18 September 2013, University of Leeds.


'Fatal readability’: Christopher Isherwood, experiments in modernism and realistic social narratives
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Stewart, R (2013) 'Fatal readability’: Christopher Isherwood, experiments in modernism and realistic social narratives. In: Alternative Modernisms, 15 - 18 May 2013, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.


‘I’m looking for my homeland’: the significance of travel and the self in Christopher Isherwood’s writing
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Stewart, R (2011) ‘I’m looking for my homeland’: the significance of travel and the self in Christopher Isherwood’s writing. In: Travel and Truth, 16-18 September 2011, Wolfson College, Oxford.


‘One doesn’t have much but oneself’: Christopher Isherwood’s investigation into identity and the manipulation of form in The Memorial
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Stewart, R (2010) ‘One doesn’t have much but oneself’: Christopher Isherwood’s investigation into identity and the manipulation of form in The Memorial. In: Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys, 11-12 June 2010, University of Glasgow, Glasgow.


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