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Ms Rachel Claire Robson

PhD in English Literature

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  • MRes English Literature, Northumbria University (2012)
  • BA (Hons) English Literature, Northumbria University (2010)

Contact

rachel.c.robson@northumbria.ac.uk

Research Project

Blurring the Screen: Queer Sex and Sexuality in the Screenwriting of Russell T. Davies

My PhD thesis will address representations of sex and sexuality in the contemporary mainstream work of Welsh screenwriter Russell T. Davies using queer theory as ‘a way of seeing’. Addressing particularly Queer as Folk (1999), Doctor Who (2005-), Torchwood (2006) and Cucumber/Banana/Tofu (2015), it will question to what extent they subvert heteronormativity and blur boundaries of identity as they are traditionally understood. Please visit my blog for details.

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Research Themes & Scholarly Interests

Issues of gender, sexuality and representation in culture and society.

Film, television, modern and contemporary poetry and fiction, visual art, gender, sexuality and difference, feminism, queer theory, contemporary culture, intersectionality.

Publications

'For real: Tracy Emin and the problem of authenticity', Gendered Subjects, (Graduate Journal of Social Science, 9.3 (2012)), 65-71.

 


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