Stephen Whiting

Research Postgraduate student

Summary: I am researching representations of masculine anxiety surrounding the male reader and writer in late Victorian and early Modernist literature.

Teaching Commitments: Module Assistant, Poetry: Reading and Interpretation, 2016-17

BA, MA University of Leeds

Supervisor
Dr Katy Mullin

Research Interests
I am interested in how fin de siècle literature reflected the growing anxiety surrounding constructions of masculinity. My thesis looks at how male novelists operated within an area of literature increasingly seen as feminine, examining their work both as symptom of, and succour for, this and wider gender anxieties.

I am also currently working on papers on the poetry of Tony Harrison and Simon Armitage, and on the work of V. S. Naipaul.

Awards
University of Leeds 150th Anniversary PhD scholarship