Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott, FHEA

Joanna Wilson-Scott is a Visiting Lecturer in English at Bishop Grosseteste University, having joined the department in January 2019. She obtained her PhD with scholarship from the University of Leicester in 2018, after which she was awarded a postdoctoral visiting research fellowship at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford.

Joanna is a specialist in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature with a particular focus on Australian and American novels. Her current research, which was awarded the VRF at the RAI, is on the lived experiences and domestic effects of climate change, exploring solastalgia, perforated landscapes, and the loss of the home, and she has presented aspects of this research at the University of Tasmania in Australia, Turku University in Finland, and the University of Nottingham, with papers forthcoming at conferences at Ghent University and Loughborough University.

As the staff editor of The Leonid, BGU's annual creative writing and visual arts anthology, Joanna encourages current staff and students to look out for calls for submissions or get in touch with the editors at theleonid@bishopg.ac.uk

Joanna teaches on the following modules:

ENG408: The Literary Globe

ENG507: Becomings: Women and Writing

ENG508: English@Work

Furneaux, Holly, Philip Shaw, and Joanna Wilson-Scott (eds.). (2020). Special Issue: War, Wounding, and Intimacies. Critical Military Studies, 6(2), 115-117.

Shaw, Philip, Holly Furneaux, and Joanna Wilson-Scott (eds.). (2020). ‘Introduction’, in ‘Special Issue: War, Wounding, and Intimacies’, edited by Holly Furneaux, Philip Shaw, and Joanna Wilson-Scott. Critical Military Studies, 6(2), 115-117.

Wilson-Scott, Joanna. (2019). ‘The short story and the bigger picture: Epiphanic analepses and violence in American literature’. Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, 9(2), 79-87, 10.1386/fict_00002_1.

Wilson-Scott, Joanna. (2018). ‘Both absent and omnipresent: The dead mother in Fleabag’. Feminist Media Studies, 20(2), pp. 273-283. 10.1080/14680777.2018.1546207.

Wilson-Scott, Joanna. (2018). ‘Narratives of water: Changing spaces and contested places in contemporary Swedish literature’. In Steven Allen and Kirsten Møllegaard’s (eds.) Narratives of Place in Literature and Film. London: Routledge.

Wilson-Scott, Joanna. (2017). ‘Victims and villains: The legacy of mother blame in violent-eye American literature’. In Berit Åström’s (ed.) Missing, Presumed Dead: The Absent Mother in the Cultural Imagination. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wilson, Joanna. (2015). ‘Strange gods, monstrous aliens, and the ignoble savage: Revealing and obscuring xenophobia in H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu”’. In Cristina Artenie’s (ed.) Gothic and Racism. Montreal: Universitas Press.