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Dr Dr Melanie Waters

Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature

Department: Humanities

Having obtained undergraduate and Master's degrees at Newcastle University, I embarked on an AHRC-funded PhD (supervised by Professor Linda Anderson), which examined the dynamic relationship between post-war American culture and confessional poetry. I joined the Department of Humanities at Northumbria University in 2008.

Campus Address

Office: Lipman 419

0191 227 3474


BA, MA, PhD (Newcastle University)

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • feminist theory
  • American poetry
  • the Gothic
  • popular culture

Key Publications

Feminism and Popular Culture (London: I. B. Tauris, 2013) (with Rebecca Munford).

‘Fangbanging: Sexing the Vampire in Alan Ball’s True Blood’. Television, Sex and Society: Analyzing Contemporary Representations. Ed. Beth Johnson et al (London: Continuum, 2012) 

Editor. Women on Screen: Feminism, Femininity and Visual Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011).

Editor. Poetry and Autobiography (London and New York: Routledge, 2011) (with Jo Gill).


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