About

Overview

Emily Jayne Fisher is an AHRC funded Ph.D. student at the University of Surrey in the department of English and Languages.

In this blog, there will be posts encompassing the Ph.D experience, maintaining a work/life balance and musings over contemporary fiction and pop culture.

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Qualifications 

  • (Ongoing) PhD in English Literature at the University of Surrey (2014 – present) fully funded by the TECHNE DTP (AHRC) scholarship. Title: Gothic Faultlines: The Haunted House is Post-Millennial American Fiction.
  • MA in English Literature at the University of Surrey (2012 – 2013) awarded a distinction.
  • BA (Hons) in English Literature at the University of Surrey (2009 – 2012) awarded first class honours.

 

Conferences

‘Intimating Extimacy: Structuring Homeliness in Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves (2000)’ – TECHNE Student (Un)conference: Kinesis and Stasis – Friday 27th November 2015.

‘Defending the Outpost: Domestic Anxiety and Homeliness in Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves (2000).’ – Bloomsbury C21 Conference 2016: Writing and Insecurity – 30th March – 1st April 2016.

‘“These Cold and Unknown Suburbs”: Doubling, Dependency and the Decentered Family in Bret Easton Ellis’ Lunar Park (2005)’ – Cultures in Contact – May 17th 2016 – University of Surrey.

“You do an awfully good impression of yourself”: Extimate Doubling and the Haunted House in Bret Easton Ellis’ Lunar Park (2005). – ‘Temporal Discombobulations: Time and the Experience of the Gothic – 22nd – 24th August 2016 – University of Surrey.

 

Teaching Experience

University of Surrey: School of English and Languages

I have taught on the following modules:

  • October – January 2016/17: Contemporary Literature: Gender and Sexuality (Level 6)
  • February – June 2017: Theories of Reading II (Level 5)

Upcoming:

  • October – January 2017/18: Contemporary Literature: Gender and Sexuality (Level 6)
  • February – June 2018: Contemporary Literature: Postcolonial Fiction