Claire Allen

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20072018
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Biography

Claire Allen is currently a Senior Lecturer in English. Dr Allen plays a full teaching and research role with experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She currently designs and delivers core modules at levels four, five, six, and seven as well as being a dissertation supervisor. Dr Allen earned her PhD in contemporary London literature at the University of Northampton in 2011. Dr Allen has previously worked at Birmingham City University as an associate lecturer specialising in both Modern British Fiction and Children’s Literature as well as at the Centre for Academic Practice at the University of Northampton. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

Dr Allen has peer-reviewed research published by leading academic journals and publishers in her field, including an article in Literary London and chapters in edited collections published by Palgrave Macmillan, including on the work of Will Self, Kurt Vonnegut, and Alasdair Gray. She is currently in the process of expanding and developing her research portfolio by working towards the publication of a monograph based on contemporary British fiction which considers new theoretical perspectives by which to approach London literature through an investigation of postmodernism, the post postmodern, feminist and postcolonial readings of literature at and around the turn of the twenty-first century.

Supervision

Dr Allen is interested in supervising doctoral studies in the following areas, literature of the city, postmodernism (and beyond), contemporary British fiction, gender studies, contemporary performance poetry, postcolonial literature, and representations of working-class identities in literature.

Zoe Pape; English and Creative Writing

The Representation of the Female in Contemporary Dystopian Fiction written by Women.

Teaching Interests

Dr Allen’s current research and teaching experience lie within the areas of Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first century literature, Children’s Fiction, Gender Studies, and Postcolonial and Diaspora Studies, Literature of the City, Literary and Cultural theory, as well as academic writing and research skills.

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Research Output 2007 2018

Textual analysis as a document of research

Allen, C., 16 Feb 2018

Research output: Non-textual form typesExhibitionResearch

English literature
postmodernism
research method
learning
literature

Beyond

Allen, C., 23 Jun 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearch

postmodernism
qualification
Teaching
literature
experience

Grandma Smith and Grandpa Cooper Clarke: Investigating the godparents of punk poetry: Patti Smith and John Cooper Clarke

Allen, C., 25 Nov 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearch

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Punk
Poetry
Patti Smith
Prose Works
Artist

Winning the University of Northampton STAR Awards: discussing best practice in pastoral care

Allen, C., 17 May 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearch

best practice
student

Beyond Postmodernism in Alasdair Gray's Lanark

Allen, C., Allen, N. (ed.) & Simmons, D. (ed.), 1 Jul 2014, Reassessing the Twentieth Century Canon: From Joseph Conad to Zadie Smith. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 206-220 319 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2010 2019

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 2 Symposium
  • 1 Organising a conference or workshop

Without End 2019:Breaching Discourse Postgraduate Research Symposium

Claire Allen (Speaker)
26 Apr 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSymposiumResearch

Round table discussion

Claire Allen (Speaker)
16 Feb 2018

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSymposiumResearch

3rd Annual Punk Scholars Network Conference and Postgraduate Symposium: The Art of Punk

Roy Wallace (Organiser), Claire Allen (Organiser)
25 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopResearch

Thesis

Beyond postmodernism: London fiction at the millennium

Author: Allen, C., May 2011

Supervisor: Tew, P. (Supervisor), Andermahr, S. (Supervisor) & Phillips, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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