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Dr Helen Palmer

Senior Lecturer

About

I am a senior lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing, working at the intersections of philosophy, speculative writing and critical theory. I am course leader for the Humanities Foundation degree. I am currently module leader of Debates in Literature, The Craft of Poetry and Prose and Diffractive Creativities Transversal Practices (for the Gender Without Borders MA). I also teach on Writers Workshops and Introduction to Creative Writing. My research interests include the avant-garde, queer performance, critical theory, gender, the body, synaesthesia, intersectional feminism, utopias/dystopias, afrofuturism and new materialism. I am the author of Deleuze and Futurism: A Manifesto for Nonsense (Bloomsbury, 2014) and Queer Defamiliarisation and New Materialism: Writing Feminist Matter(s), (forthcoming 2018, Edinburgh University Press). I have poetry published in The Minnesota Review and am currently writing a feminist version of Ulysses set in Blackpool in 1999. 

Areas of specialism

  • Gilles Deleuze
  • the avant-garde
  • new materialism
  • modern and contemporary literature
  • feminism
  • queer theory
  • creative writing

Qualifications

  • PhD, Goldsmiths University of London
  • MA, Goldsmiths University of London
  • MA, University of Glasgow

Publications

Number of items: 10.

Article

Palmer, Helen (2017) Break. The Minnesota Review, 88, p. 131. ISSN (print) 0026-5667

Palmer, Helen (2017) Jellyfish. The Minnesota Review, 88, p. 130. ISSN (print) 0026-5667

Palmer, Helen (2017) RAWR. The Minnesota Review, 88, p. 129. ISSN (print) 0026-5667

Palmer, Helen (2017) Stein does Proteus at sunset on Blackpool Promenade. The Minnesota Review, 88, pp. 127-128. ISSN (print) 0026-5667

Palmer, Helen (2016) Rewritings/refoldings/refleshings : fictive publics and the material gesture of defamiliarization. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 30(5), pp. 507-517. ISSN (print) 1030-4312

Book

Palmer, Helen (2014) Deleuze and Futurism : a manifesto for nonsense. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. 280p. ISBN 9781472521897

Book Section

Palmer, Helen (2018) 'What happened next?': Hjelmslev's net, Arachne's web and the figure of the line. In: Somers-Hall, Henry , Bell, Jeffrey A. and Williams, James, (eds.) A thousand plateaus and philosophy. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748697267 (In Press)

Conference or Workshop Item

Chalklin, Vikki and Palmer, Helen (2017) Bodies ad absurdum : queer clowning as method. In: Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association; 06 – 09 Jul 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Palmer, Helen and Chalkin, Vikki (2016) Beyonce and a button montage : the irreverence of queer clowning. In: PoP Moves Conference 2016 : Im/mediate Bodies : Materiality and Mediation in Popular Culture; 15 Oct 2016, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Performance/Live Event

Palmer, Helen (2017) The matter of hoping : a speculative journey. Hoping, Kingston Writers' Centre. 07 Dec 2017, Kingston Upon Thames, U.K.

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