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Carole Jones

Senior Lecturer

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Areas: 20th and 21st Century Scottish fiction; Women's writing; Feminism; representations of Gender and Sexuality in contemporary fiction; Queer representations in fiction

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Trinity College Dublin


Carole Jones studied English at BA and MA levels at Goldsmiths College, University of London and completed her PhD at Trinity College Dublin. She has taught at various institutions in Britain and Ireland including Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Goldsmiths College, and on the Humanities Programme at Imperial College London. She has also worked for the national distance learning organisations in both Britain and Ireland, the Open University and Oscail.

Research Interests

Carole's principle research areas are gender and sexuality in contemporary Scottish fiction, and her work has engaged in particular with the representations of masculinity. Disappearing Men explores the relationship of both men and women with masculinity in recent Scottish writing and the implications for conceptualising subjectivity and sexual and national identity. Her interests cover critical issues in contemporary British and Irish fiction more generally, and LGBT and queer writing. She is currently researching into postfeminism and neoliberal femininities in contemporary Scottish women's writing, and LGBT and queer representations in the Scottish context.

Administrative Roles

Director MSc by Research Gender and Culture

Research students

I currently supervise PhD projects on feminism and contemporary women's writing, gender and class in contemporary Scottish fiction, representations of masculinity, queer cult cinema.

Research outputs

  1. Introduction to Contemporary Women's Writing Special Issue on Scottish Women's Poetry

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  2. Muriel Spark's Waywardness

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. A. L. Kennedy

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Research activities & awards

  1. University of Regensburg

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

  2. University of Oviedo

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

  3. Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

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