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Ms Emma K Crowley

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Member Student

Emma Crowley

Ms Emma K Crowley

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Member Student

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I joined the University of Bristol in 2016 as a PhD candidate affiliated to both the Department of English Literature and the School of Modern Languages. My research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, through the SWW DTP, and I am supervised by Dr. Madhu Krishnan (Bristol) and Professor Bryan Cheyette (Reading).

My doctoral thesis studies the writing of Svetlana Alexievich, Roberto Bolaño and Marlon James, examining the intertwining of politics and aesthetics in their literary renderings of the Cold War present-past. I focus on the relational nature of their works and the articulation of testimonial narratives through polyphonic, subjective perspectives. I consider how their position in the field of world literature leads from a literary interpretation of  the breakdown of collective identity at a time of epochal transition in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Former Soviet Union, looking closely at themes and theories of community, emancipation and the interpersonal.

More generally my research interests include the history of the novel, decolonial theory, narrative form and approaches to world literature, performative aesthetics, musicality, memory and spatiality in literary narratives.

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