Dr Jeannette Baxter

Dr Jeanette Baxter

BA (Keele) MA, PhD (UEA)

Research Convenor for English Literature, Writing and Publishing
Senior Lecturer, English Literature


Room: Hel 159

Email: jeannette.baxter@anglia.ac.uk

Telephone: 0845 196 2588
International: +44 1223 698588


Jeannette Baxter's research activity


Dr James Proctor

Reader in Modern English and Postcolonial Literature, Newcastle University on 'Andrea Levy: Contemporary Critical Perspectives'
Cover of 'Andrea Levy: Contemporary Critical Perspectives', edited by Dr Jeannette Baxter and David James (Bloomsbury 2014)

A rich and judiciously edited collection offering (it's hard to believe) the first book-length assessment of this major contemporary novelist. The chapters are beautifully balanced, exposing readers to a wide range of critical perspectives, from meticulous close readings of the novels to questions of literary form, reception, and adaptation.

Jeannette has research and teaching expertise in many areas of twentieth-century and contemporary fiction, including literary and visual responses to war (from WWI to present conflicts), literatures of exile and migration, Anglo-American and European literary Surrealisms, and the relationship between modern and contemporary literature and fascisms. Jeannette is currently developing these research interests in her second monograph, Exquisite Corpse: Literature/Surrealisms/Anti/Fascisms, which reads a range of British Surrealist literature as varieties of anti-fascism.

Jeannette is developing various strands of her research and teaching in collaboration with contemporary artists, academic partners and research networks, and third parties. Current and planned collaborations include an exhibition at ARU with Fay Ballard; literature-based workshops and lectures on fascisms and the Arts with Counterpoint Arts; and various projects relating to Surrealism, the unconscious and neuroscience with The Memory Network.

Jeannette joined Anglia Ruskin in 2007, having previously taught at the University of East Anglia where she completed her PhD (awarded 2006). She has published widely in the field of modern and contemporary literature and presents her work regularly to international academic and non-academic audiences. For 2015, she has been invited to lead a week-long seminar, titled 'East Central Europe in the British Literary Imagination', at Palackı University, Olomouc.

Jeannette is Series Editor of Contemporary Critical Perspectives, a critically-acclaimed series on contemporary writing (London and New York: Bloomsbury Press). For full details, and future projects, visit the Bloomsbury website. She has also peer-reviewed research articles for a wide variety of journals, including Textual Practice, Comparative Literature, Modern Science Fiction Studies, Mosiac, and Contemporary Women's Writing, and book manuscripts for Manchester University Press, Palgrave, Routledge, Bloomsbury, Ashgate, and Longman.


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