1 September 2021 - 1 September 2021
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Everyone is welcome to our Late Summer Lecture Series 2021, as we roam across The Past, Present, and Future in literature and culture.
Raja Segar, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
Reading her selected texts as mirrors to our own (bio)political climate, Katie's lecture will aim to show how reproductive politics are inextricable from the dystopian novel. Katie’s research brings together elements of queer theory, ecocriticism, intersectional feminist theory, and bioethics to explore how dystopian novels challenge current attitudes and legislations concerning surrogacy.
PhD researcher, Durham University
Katie holds a BA in English from the University of Sussex, where she wrote her dissertation on gender performativity in Southern Gothic literature between 1930 and 1960. Her postgraduate dissertation explores the role of surrogacy in contemporary dystopian fiction, which in turn inspired her upcoming PhD research project. In her spare time, Katie is a culture writer for publications like Huck, Dazed, VICE, Refinery29, and many more publications.