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Professor Katy Shaw


Professor  Katy Shaw
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Professor Katy Shaw

Head of Subject

School of Cultural Studies & Humanities

0113 81 25786 Katy.Shaw@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Professor Katy Shaw

Professor  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.

Professor  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.

Current Teaching

  • Contemporary Genre
  • C20th and C21st Literatures
  • Text and Theory

Research Interests

Professor Katy 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.

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