Louise Flockhart


  Division: Communications, Media & Culture

  Email:  l.e.flockhart@stir.ac.uk







Title of research topic

Femininity, Feasting and Death:  The Role of the Female Cannibal in Contemporary Literature and Film.


Professor Karen Boyle

Professor Ann Davies


I completed my MA Hons (1st Class) in Literature at the University of Dundee in 2013.  My dissertation title was Victorian Discourses of Prostitution and D.G. Rossetti’s ‘Jenny’.

I undertook further study at Dundee finisihing with an MLitt with distinction in Gender, Culture and Society which was an interdisciplinary humanities degree in 2014. My final dissertation title was Cannibalism and the Narratives of Femininity in Contemporary Literature and Film.

Research Interests

Gender and Feminism.  Horror, especially cannibalism and teratology.  Embodiment and the grotesque in literature and film, particularly in relation to food, sex and consumption.  Postmodernism, paradoy and cultural exchange.  Victorian literature and art, particularly the Pre-Raphaelites, and the history of prostitution in Britain. 

Academic Profiles

Academia.edu profile

Awards and Distinctions

Mary Ann Baxter award for excellence in Gender, Culture and Society MLitt

Organising committee for University of Dundee’s PG Conference 2014: ‘Border Crossings’.

Funding awarded for study

AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Further information 

My current research will focus on the female cannibal in contemporary horror films and novels, particularly discussing embodiment and the relationship between gender, food and identity.  I plan to analyse texts from Europe, America and Asia in order to explore if/how these contemporary accounts of femininity and eating relate to national traditions as well as any transnational dialogue. 

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