Kaiyue He



ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0002-0932-4023

Research title: Muriel Spark's Houses of Fiction

Research Summary

This thesis intends to interpret the ‘house’ as a central motif in Muriel Spark’s literary and biographical writings. It will take the paradoxes of Spark’s identities into consideration, but its main approach is to undertake close readings of Spark’s works in global social-historical contexts and rediscover her contribution to literary form and to political discussions around class and gender.


University of Glasgow CSCS Seedcorn Funding 2021-2022. 

University of Glasgow Strategic Research Support Fund 2021 and 2022.

Additional Information

▪ Publicity officer of the organising committee of College of Arts Annual PG [Hybrid] Conference, ‘Hear them speak: voice in literature, culture and the arts’, at the University of Glasgow from 9 to 10 June 2022.

▪ PGR representative of English literature at the University of Glasgow.

▪ Member of the PGR/ECR Advisory Board of IASSL (International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures).

▪ Member of the editorial board for the University of Glasgow’s academic journal eSharp (issue 29, ‘Boundaries’, Summer 2021) and co-hosted the launch party.

▪ Peer reviewer of the University of Edinburgh’s journal FORUM (issue 32: ‘The Aftermath’) in July 2021.

▪ University of Glasgow Haiku/Senryu Poetry Competition (Student Category), Second Prize. July 2021.