About

My name is Hayley Louise Charlesworth and I am a PhD candidate in Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. I completed a BA Hons in Creative Writing and Film Studies at Roehampton University between 2007 and 2010, where I achieved a first class honours. After a five year break to work in 16-19 education, I returned to my own study by completing an MA in English Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. Here, I was awarded a Masters with Distinction and the Programme Leader’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement.

I am currently working towards a PhD in Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. My research is focused on depictions of bisexuality in post-millennial Gothic television, although I also research other elements of contemporary Gothic and queer theory.

Education

PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University (ongoing)

  • PhD Provisional Title: Depraved Bisexuals: contesting depictions of bisexual villainy in post-millennial television


MA English Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University (2015-2017)

  • Masters Dissertation: ‘Murder Husbands’: Queer Desire and Homosociality in NBC’s Hannibal


BA Creative Writing/Film Studies at Roehampton University (2007 – 2010)

Projects

PhD: Depraved Bisexuals: contesting depictions of bisexual villainy in post-millennial television

Conference organisational committee: Absent Presences: shifting the core and peripheries of the Gothic mode

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Glitches and Ghosts: Lancaster University – 17th April 2019

Memberships

International Gothic Association

Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies

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