AboutMy name is Hayley Louise Charlesworth and I am a PhD candidate in Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. I completed a BA Hons in Creative Writing and Film Studies at Roehampton University between 2007 and 2010, where I achieved a first class honours. After a five year break to work in 16-19 education, I returned to my own study by completing an MA in English Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. Here, I was awarded a Masters with Distinction and the Programme Leader’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement.
I am currently working towards a PhD in Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. My research is focused on depictions of bisexuality in post-millennial Gothic television, although I also research other elements of contemporary Gothic and queer theory.
at Manchester Metropolitan University (ongoing)
MA English Studies
- PhD Provisional Title: Depraved Bisexuals: contesting depictions of bisexual villainy in post-millennial television
at Manchester Metropolitan University (2015-2017)
BA Creative Writing/Film Studies
- Masters Dissertation: ‘Murder Husbands’: Queer Desire and Homosociality in NBC’s Hannibal
at Roehampton University (2007 – 2010)
Work Shared in CORE
ProjectsPhD: Depraved Bisexuals: contesting depictions of bisexual villainy in post-millennial television
Conference organisational committee: Absent Presences: shifting the core and peripheries of the Gothic mode
Upcoming Talks and ConferencesGlitches and Ghosts: Lancaster University – 17th April 2019
MembershipsInternational Gothic Association
Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies