Dr Helen Stoddart

  • Senior Lecturer (English Literature)

telephone: 0141 330 5851
email: Helen.Stoddart@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

  • Twentieth-century novel
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Gothic
  • The modern circus
  • Cinema
  • Gravity
  • Gender and the body

Biography

Helen Stoddart is a graduate of Glasgow University, having taken her M.A. in English and Film and Television Studies, then her Ph.D on Gothic fictions from the University of Reading. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow in 2009, she worked at Keele University.


Her research interests lie primarily in twentieth- and twenty-first century literature, film and culture, with a particular focus on questions of gender and the body. This has produced a range of publications on subjects such as Federico Fellini, Isak Dinesen, tattoos, Angela Carter, film authorship theory, A.L. Kennedy, ghost stories, Charles Dickens, and Wim Wenders. Her monograph, Rings of Desire: Circus History and Representation (2000) is part of an ongoing interest in the history and representation of circus bodies, an interest that is picked up in her next book, the Routledge Guide to Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus (2007).


Her current research project involves examining the implications of flight and gravity (as well as anti-gravity) in twentieth-century literature and film.


Additional Information

She currently convenes two undergraduate courses:

 

• 1A: Introduction to Literary Study 
• General Course 18: 1900 - present.


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2015 | 2011 | 2010 | 2007 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
Number of items: 12.

2015

Stoddart, H. (2015) The circus and early cinema: gravity, narrative and machines. Studies in Popular Culture, 38(1),

2011

Stoddart, H. (2011) Paula Rego, Jane Eyre and the re-enchantment of Bluebeard. In: McAra, C. and Calvin, D. (eds.) Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment. Cambridge Scholars: Cambridge, pp. 130-139. ISBN 9781443828697

2010

Stoddart, H. (2010) Suspending the instant. EXIT, 39, pp. 16-39.

2007

Stoddart, H. (2007) Angela Carter's Nights at the circus. Series: Routledge guides to literature.. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415350129

2005

Stoddart, H. (2005) "Tongues of bone": A.L. Kennedy and the problem of articulation. In: Bentley, N. (ed.) British Fiction of the 1990s. Routledge: London, pp. 135-150. ISBN 9780415342575

Stoddart, H. (2005) Circus of horrors: gothic orientalism. PASE Papers in Literature and Culture, 14,

2004

Stoddart, H. (2004) "The precautions of nervous people are infectious": Sheridan LeFanu's symptomatic Gothic. In: Botting, F. and Townshend, D. (eds.) Gothic: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies. Series: Critical concepts in literary and cultural studies, 3. Routledge: London, pp. 97-116. ISBN 9780415251150

Stoddart, H. (2004) Animals in sport and entertainment. Reference Librarian, 86, pp. 25-36.

2003

Stoddart, H. (2003) Horror, circus and orientalism. In: Smith, A. and Hughes, W. (eds.) Empire and the Gothic : the Politics of Genre. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 118-135. ISBN 9780333984055

2002

Stoddart, H. (2002) Subtle, wasted traces: Fellini and the circus. In: Burke, F. and Waller, M.R. (eds.) Federico Fellini : Contemporary Perspectives. Series: Toronto Italian studies. University of Toronto Press: Toronto, ON, pp. 47-61. ISBN 9780802006967

2001

Stoddart, H. (2001) The passion of New Eve and the cinema: hysteria, spectacle, masquerade. In: Botting, F. (ed.) The Gothic. Series: Essays and studies 2001 (54). D.S. Brewer: Cambridge, pp. 111-132. ISBN 9780859916196

2000

Stoddart, H. (2000) Rings of desire: circus, history and representation. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719052347

This list was generated on Mon Dec 18 13:56:23 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Stoddart, H. (2015) The circus and early cinema: gravity, narrative and machines. Studies in Popular Culture, 38(1),

Stoddart, H. (2010) Suspending the instant. EXIT, 39, pp. 16-39.

Stoddart, H. (2005) Circus of horrors: gothic orientalism. PASE Papers in Literature and Culture, 14,

Stoddart, H. (2004) Animals in sport and entertainment. Reference Librarian, 86, pp. 25-36.

Books

Stoddart, H. (2007) Angela Carter's Nights at the circus. Series: Routledge guides to literature.. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415350129

Stoddart, H. (2000) Rings of desire: circus, history and representation. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719052347

Book Sections

Stoddart, H. (2011) Paula Rego, Jane Eyre and the re-enchantment of Bluebeard. In: McAra, C. and Calvin, D. (eds.) Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment. Cambridge Scholars: Cambridge, pp. 130-139. ISBN 9781443828697

Stoddart, H. (2005) "Tongues of bone": A.L. Kennedy and the problem of articulation. In: Bentley, N. (ed.) British Fiction of the 1990s. Routledge: London, pp. 135-150. ISBN 9780415342575

Stoddart, H. (2004) "The precautions of nervous people are infectious": Sheridan LeFanu's symptomatic Gothic. In: Botting, F. and Townshend, D. (eds.) Gothic: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies. Series: Critical concepts in literary and cultural studies, 3. Routledge: London, pp. 97-116. ISBN 9780415251150

Stoddart, H. (2003) Horror, circus and orientalism. In: Smith, A. and Hughes, W. (eds.) Empire and the Gothic : the Politics of Genre. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 118-135. ISBN 9780333984055

Stoddart, H. (2002) Subtle, wasted traces: Fellini and the circus. In: Burke, F. and Waller, M.R. (eds.) Federico Fellini : Contemporary Perspectives. Series: Toronto Italian studies. University of Toronto Press: Toronto, ON, pp. 47-61. ISBN 9780802006967

Stoddart, H. (2001) The passion of New Eve and the cinema: hysteria, spectacle, masquerade. In: Botting, F. (ed.) The Gothic. Series: Essays and studies 2001 (54). D.S. Brewer: Cambridge, pp. 111-132. ISBN 9780859916196

This list was generated on Mon Dec 18 13:56:23 2017 GMT.