Current and Recent Research Students
Ms Carrie Grant
My research examines the human body as a site of cultural anxiety in the period 1970 to the present day. I am interested in interrogating the cultural and psychological pressures affecting the human appetite for food, sex, beauty and power. Looking at the technologies of diet, body sculpting, surgery and cloning, my research seeks to prove a link between literary and artistic representations of the grotesque or monstrous body, or inversely the drive for physical ‘perfection’, and a bourgeois fear and disgust of socially inadmissable appetites in modern capitalist society. I source a variety of texts including American blank fiction, modern Britsh theatre and visual art and photography. My supervisor is Professor Waugh.