Emma Geen is an author, Creative Writing PhD student and occasional lecturer at Bath Spa. Her research interests are empathy and embodiment. Her debut novel 'The Many Selves of Katherine North' was published by Bloomsbury in 2016.
- MA Creative Writing, Bath Spa University
- MA European, University of the West of England
- BSc Psychology, University of Reading
Stories in the Skin: Empathy, Embodiment and the Novel
Professor Maggie Gee (Bath Spa, Creative Writing), Dr Laura Salisbury (University of Exeter, English Literature)
Emma Geen's research explores ideas of empathy and the materiality of stories, in particular the novel. The creative component is a speculative fiction novel about a girl who stops speaking. The research component examines the entanglement of empathy, embodiment and the novel using the story of, the 19th century writer, Vernon Lee as a framework.
Empathy, embodiment, novels, speculative fiction.