Gothic, Ecofeminism, EcoGothic, Critical Animal Studies, 19th century literature, Contemporary Italian literature and culture.
Dr. Anita Harris Satkunananthan is a senior lecturer at the National University of Malaysia. She possesses a PhD in Postcolonial Literature from the University of Queensland at St Lucia, Australia. Her research interests: Postcolonial Gothic, Phenomenology: Spatial and Temporal studies encompassing Hauntology, Geocriticism, and Memory Studies. Anita has been awarded grants from the Centre for Research and Instrumentation, UKM and the Malaysian Ministry of Education. She has recently been working on Anthropocene literary criticism and ecoGothic literature — both subfields deeply connected to her ongoing work on the postcolonial Gothic and the spatio-temporal configurations of phenomenology in literature.
…2018), pp. 177-206.
“‘Two distinct worlds’? Maintaining and Transgressing the Boundaries of the HumAnimal in Thomas Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon.” In Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, ed. Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils (New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 206-220.
(with Stefan L. Brandt) “Space Odditi…
I’m currently a fixed-term assistant professor in American studies at the University of Graz in Austria and the managing editor of JAAAS: The Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies. Most of my research centers on horror & the Gothic.
…ature and Science, Oxford Brookes, 5-7 April 2018.
‘In Death, at one with Nature: Locating the Dead-Child Spirit’ Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the Ecogothic, Trinity College Dublin, 17 – 18 November 2017.
‘The Ghost of Christmas Pop-Ups: A Not-So-Ghostly Spectacle?’ Dickens Day: Dickens and Fantasy, Senate H…
I am a permanent Teaching Fellow in C19th/C20th Literature at the University of Warwick. I am an accredited Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and am currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath. I was a fixed-term Teaching Fellow in C19th Literature at the University of Warwick September 2017 – July 2019. I defended my thesis, Raising Revenants: Spectrality, Embodiment, and the Monstrous Child, c.1830-1914, at the University of Bristol in May 2017. My research examined haunting depictions of the dead child in Anglo-American literatures and iconography of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as an embodiment of anxieties about the cults of childhood and death. I examined representations from across the boundaries of folkloric customs and tales, scientific narratives, and the popular press as they corresponded with the depictions in genres of realist literature, life-writing, and gothic prose. I am currently converting my research for a monograph which incorporates new research conducted since my Viva. I am a member of
- British Association for Victorian Studies – for which I am also one of two ECR reps.
- International Gothic Association
- British Society for Literature and Science
My wider interests include the Gothic, death studies, children in literature, image and text, and I am looking toward a future research project in metamorphoses books (pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, toy theatres, harlequinades) and their place in the Gothic tradition. I am also co-Chief Editor, and co-founder of HARTS & Minds, a peer-review journal for Postgraduate students and early career researchers in the Arts and Humanities that started in 2012 http://www.harts-minds.co.uk Since 2012 I have taught undergraduate classes on Critical Theory, Contemporary Writing (1945 to the present) and Literature 1830-1945 at the University of Bristol, and have taught on the modules ‘Ways of Reading’, ‘The Short Story’, ‘American Literature’ and ‘Between Men and Women’ for Bristol’s ELCE (Eng Lit and Community Engagement) degree. I also run Writers’ Retreats for PGRs, outreach sessions for local sixth formers on the Access to Bristol course, supervise foundation year dissertations, and have run workshops and day courses on Children’s Literature.