Sorcha Gunne, PhD
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with WReC (Warwick Research Collective) in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. Prior to this appointment, I was a Teaching Fellow in English and an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study. My research focus is Gender Studies and World Literatures in English, particularly twentieth-century and contemporary writing. I have published on a range of topics including postcolonial and feminist theories and South African, Irish and South American literatures.
Supervised by Professor Neil Lazarus and Dr Rashmi Varma, my PhD work focused on South African writing. Entitled ‘A Mirror with Two Sides’: Liminal Narratives and Spaces of Gender Violence and Communitas in South African Writing, 1960 – Present,’ my dissertation drew on the work of anthropologists Victor Turner and Arnold van Gennep to retheorize the concept of liminality in relation to a range of South African writing (my mentor was Professor Benita Parry).
Before coming to Warwick, I completed a BA (first class honours) in English Literature and Anthropology and an MA (first class honours) in English Literature (Narrative, Modernity and Ireland), both at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. My MA thesis, titled 'Across the Borders of Nations: A Meta-critical Evaluation of Woman and Nation in Contemporary Irish Postcolonial Feminism,' was supervised by Professor Joe Cleary.
Modern World Literature (EN123)
Postcolonial Theory (EN938)
Transnational Feminism (EN270)
New Literatures in English (EN251)
Modes of Reading (EN122)