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Dr Emily Horton
Senior Lecturer

Gaskell Building 143


Emily received her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2009 and worked at various universities, including Brunel, as a Visiting Lecturer before taking on a full-time staff position at Brunel in 2018. As a lecturer in English, specialising in World Literatures in English, she is particularly interested in exploring globalization, cosmopolitanism and diasporic literatures, often through the lens of trauma and affect theories. She has also published in relation to contemporary British literature, Gothic fiction, and queer writing, again often in relation to the abovesaid theories. page: 

Newest selected publications

Horton, E. (2019) ''21st Century Trauma and the Uncanny''. C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings, 7 (1).Open Access Link

Journal article

Horton, E. (2019) ''A Genuine Old-Fashioned English Butler: Nationalism and Conservative Politics in The Remains of the Day''. American, British and Canadian Studies Journal, 31 (1). pp. 11 - 26. ISSN: 1841-964X Open Access Link

Journal article

Horton, E. (2019) ''Hope'', in O'Gorman, D. and Eaglestone, R. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction. Abingdon and New York : Routledge. pp. 321 - 332. ISBN 10: 0415716047. ISBN 13: 9780415716048.

Book chapter

Horton, E. (2018) '‘The Queer Gothic Spaces of Contemporary Glasgow: Louise Welsh’s The Cutting Room’', in Cornier Michael, M. (ed.) Twenty-first Century British Fiction and the City. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 181 - 204. ISBN 10: 3319897284. ISBN 13: 978-3-319-89727-1.

Book chapter

Horton, E. (2017) ''A Conflicted Inheritance: The Opposing Styles of Wilde, Forster and Firbank in The Swimming Pool Library'', in Mathuray, M. (ed.) Sex and Sensibility in the Novels of Alan Hollinghurst. London : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 35 - 55. ISBN 10: 1137337222. ISBN 13: 978-1-137-33721-4.

Book chapter
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