Dr Katy Shaw
About Dr Katy Shaw
Dr Katy Shaw is Associate Director of the CCA: Centre for Culture and the Arts, Principal Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Head of English at Leeds Beckett University.
Dr Katy Shaw leads research into twenty-first century writings at Leeds Beckett University. Her research interests include contemporary literature, especially working class literature, cultural representations of post-industrial regeneration and the languages of comedy. Her monographs including David Peace: Texts and Contexts and Mining the Meaning: Cultural Representations of the 1984-5 UK Miners’ Strike. She is editor of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings.
- Contemporary Genre
- C20th and C21st Literatures
- Text and Theory
Dr Shaw has just completed a monograph on cultural representations of the 2007-8 credit crunch across literature, stage and screen. Her current projects include editing a new Bloomsbury monograph series on twenty-first century genre fiction, writing a monograph on Hauntology and uses of the past in the present, and a collaborative project with local theatre, community and heritage groups on the legacies of the 1984-5 UK miners’ strike. She is also currently authoring a range of journal articles and book chapters on Northern humour, working class literature of the late twentieth-century, crime fiction and Fifty Shades of Grey and the New Erotica.