Dr Robyn Ollett

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Communications, Media and Culture Stirling

Dr Robyn Ollett

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About me

About me

Robyn completed her undergraduate degree in English Studies at Teesside University, her Masters in Modern and Contemporary Studies at Newcastle University, and returned to Teesside to complete her NECAH funding PhD thesis exploring the subjectivities and representations of queer girls and women in contemporary gothic fiction. Robyn has taught across the English Studies curriculum at Teesside and is now employed as a Lecturer here at Stirling where she teaches on the Media Management and Gender Studies postgraduate courses. Robyn supervises postgraduate dissertations across these disciplines. Her monograph on The New Queer Gothic, based on her PhD thesis, has been accepted for publication with The Universtiy of Wales Press's Gothic Literary Series.

Robyn welcomes discussion on all things related to queer feminism, literary theory, Gothic studies, queer postcolonial studies, and feminist activism.

Research

Queer Theory, Gothic Studies, Feminism, Contemporary Literature, Film Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Cultural Theory and Representation.

Teaching

Teaching

Sept-present: Stirling University, Lecturer of Gender Studies and Media Management. I supervise nine postgraduate dissertation students across these disciplines, and I teach on the Queer Studies in Dark Times and Understanding Gender modules of the Gender Studies MA. Sept- July 2021: Teesside University, Associate Lecturer (full semester sickness cover) on the following modules: Make it New: The Age of Modernism (L5), Major Project: Live Brief (L6), with additional teaching on Representation and Cultural Identity: Student Conference (L5) and New Critical Perspectives (MA). This is hybridised teaching delivered partly online, and partly on campus. 2020 [July-August]: Teesside University, Part-Time Lecturer: Level 4 Summer University module: Introduction to English Studies: Literature and Culture (Online). I designed this original module and had it approved by the academic board to be delivered on campus; due to lockdown measures, I then adapted it for online delivery. 2020 [Jan-June]: Teesside University, Part-Time Lecturer: Level 5 module Challenging Boundaries: Postmodern and Postcolonial Writing.

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