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Dr Melanie Waters

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

After obtaining my undergraduate and Master's degrees at Newcastle University, I embarked on an AHRC-funded PhD. I joined Northumbria University in 2008.

Campus Address

Office: Lipman 419



  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • "What’s the Time, Anna Wulf? Crisis Temporality and Feminist Untimeliness in Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook", Waters, M. 21 Feb 2022, In: MFS - Modern Fiction Studies
  • Risky Ms.-ness? The Business of Women’s Liberation Periodicals in the 1970s, Waters, M. 2 Oct 2021, In: Women: A Cultural Review
  • ‘Everything a girl could ask for’? Fashioning Feminism in Just Seventeen, Waters, M. 1 Oct 2020, Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1940s-2000s, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press
  • Bad Sex and the City? Feminist (Re)Awakenings in HBO’s Girls, Waters, M. 23 Jul 2017, Reading Lena Dunham's Girls: Feminism, postfeminism, authenticity and gendered performance in contemporary television, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Mediated and Mediating Feminisms: Periodical Culture from Suffrage to Second Wave, Bazin, V., Waters, M. May 2017, In: Women: A Cultural Review
  • ‘Yours in Struggle’: Bad Feelings and Revolutionary Politics in Spare Rib, Waters, M. May 2017, In: Women: A Cultural Review
  • Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath and confessional poetry, Waters, M. Oct 2015, The Cambridge Companion to American Poets, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Feminism and Popular Culture: Investigating the Postfeminist Mystique, Munford, R., Waters, M. 30 Aug 2013
  • Fangbanging: sexing the vampire in Alan Ball's True Blood, Waters, M. 2012, Television, sex and society, New York, USA, Continuum

  • Amy Thorpe Emerging Feminisms: Gender, Female Identity and Visual Culture in the Suffrage and Periodical Press, 1909-1920 Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Megan Sormus Collage Grrrls: Reclaiming Contradictory Femininities in Anti-Chick Lit. Start Date: 20/09/2016 End Date: 31/01/2018

  • English Literature PhD January 30 2006
  • English Literature MA October 31 2002
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015


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