Dr Caleb Ferrari

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About me

I joined UWE in 2017 after completing my PhD at Cardiff University the previous year. I mostly teach on the CCI Foundation Year, for which I am Module Leader for two modules: "Thought, Ideas and Myths: Past, Present and Future", and "Bristol, Arts and Culture". As well as teaching on two other Foundation Year modules, I have experience teaching within the English literature and Liberal Arts degree programmes, including "Imagined Worlds: Utopian and Dystopian Literature".

In 2017, I helped to found the Angela Carter Society with my colleagues Marie Mulvey-Roberts and Charlotte Crofts. Our society aims to celebrate and promote the study and appreciation of the life and work of Angela Carter. It is composed of an international body of scholars and hosts a bi-annual conference. More information can be found here: http://angelacartersociety.com/ 

I am devoted to maintaining high standards of excellence in both teaching and research. In 2020, I completed the PGCAPP teacher training course and have since benefited from regularly working with colleagues both in and outside of my department to help develop my teaching skills.

Area of expertise

My current research focuses on ecocriticism, in particular exploring the life and works of Angela Carter through the lens of environmentalism and ecocritical reading practices. I was successful in obtaining support from UWE's New Starter Research Support Scheme in order to develop this research project. My other research, which builds on my doctoral work, concerns the relationship between gender identity and visuality. I have published a number of book chapters and journal articles on Angela Carter's literary explorations of this relationship. In 2021, I co-edited a new volume of scholarly work on Carter's heretofore neglected relationship to play and to humour, entitled Ludics and Laughter as Feminist Aesthetic: Angela Carter at Play. I have also published on other writers, including Alison Bechdel and J.G. Ballard.

I am open to enquiries about doctoral supervision. I am particularly interested in supervising PhDs which concern contemporary women's writing, Angela Carter, literature and gender, fairy tales, and literary theory. PhD applicants should consider the South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, which competitively funds projects to be co-supervised across two institutions. I am happy to work with applicants to strengthen their bids for this funding.


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