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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


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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • 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
  • Introduction: screening women and women on screen, Waters, M. 8 Feb 2011, Women on screen: feminism and femininity in visual culture, Basingstoke, Macmillan
  • The horrors of home: feminism and femininity in the suburban Gothic, Waters, M. 8 Feb 2011, Women on Screen: feminism and femininity in visual culture, Basingstoke, Macmillan
  • Women On Screen: Feminism And Femininity In Visual Culture, Waters, M. 8 Feb 2011
  • Poetry and autobiography, Gill, J., Waters, M. Apr 2009, In: Life Writing

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Megan Sormus Collage Grrrls: Reclaiming Contradictory Femininities in Anti-Chick Lit. Start: 20/09/2016


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