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Dr Roxanne Douglas


Dr Roxanne Douglas specialises in bringing together feminist theory, World-Literature theories, and Gothic studies, with a focus on Arab feminist writing in translation. She is also interested in global women’s writing, gender & sexuality studies, World-Systems approaches, and GoHoW (Gothic, Horror, and the Weird) across literary forms.

Roxanne started her teaching career teaching in HE in the English and Comparative Literary Studies (ECLS) Department at the University of Warwick in 2016 alongside her PhD. From there, she began teaching and convening across ECLS, Liberal Arts, History, Warwick Business School, Warwick Law School, and the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning. Roxanne won institution-wide teaching at awards Warwick in 2018 and 2021, and launched a feminist reading group for Undergraduates in 2020.

Roxanne completed her PhD in early 2020, and since has published in Feminist Theory and with Bloomsbury. She is an editorial board member for the Journal of International Women’s Studies, and co-organised the hybrid ‘Women in World-Literature’ conference, which welcomed over 200 delegates across online and in-person platforms, with Dr Fiona Farnsworth. Fiona and Roxanne hope to launch a research network emerging from this conference to focus on feminist approaches to World-Literature.

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Roxanne’s research uniquely imbricates World-Literature, feminist theory, and Gothic studies to analyse Arab feminist writing in English. She is currently working on her monograph, tentatively titled Feminist Gothic, Critical Irrealism and Arab Women’s World-Literature: ‘Living with Ghosts'.   She has published on the Arab Feminist Gothic in Feminist Theory and the Journal of Postcolonial Studies, and has forthcoming publications in Hypatia and the Journal of World-Systems Research. She is also a co-editor of Decolonizing the Undead: Rethinking Zombies in World-Literature, Film, and Media alongside Prof. Stephen Shapiro and Dr Giulia Champion, which was released by Bloomsbury in 2022.   She also has given a number of public workshops with the online 'Romancing the Gothic' series.

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Roxanne is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE, and has won a number of teaching awards. 

This year she is teaching:

  • Academic English
  • Beginnings: English Literature Before 1800
  • Approaches to Criticism
  • Criticism and Theory: Current Debates
  • Dissertation Supervisions
  • Dissertation Workshops

This year she is also launching a reading group for UGs and PGTs (staff and PGRs also welcome) called 'It's The End Of The World As She Knows It: Women and the Apocalpyse' which investigates feminist perspectives on the end of the world, from climate to contagion, scholarship to pop culture. 

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