Dr Roberta Garrett
Selection of publications
In preparation, Writing the modern family - neoliberalism and representation of parenting in contemporary novels and memos, Roberta Garrett.
In preparation (with Angie Voela and Tracey Jensen) We Need to Talk About Family: Essays on Neoliberalism, The Family and Popular Culture (edited collection) Cambridge Scholars, December 2015
Postmodern Chick-Flicks: The Return of the Woman's Film, Palgrave, 2007.
(We Need to Talk About) Kevin as feminist and Anti-American Allegory in Women’s Writing Post 9/11 (eds) Sebastian Groes, Claire Colbrook and Peter Childs (Lexington Press, (2014)
Novels and Children: Mum’s Lit and the Public Mother/Author, MAMSIE: studies in the Maternal, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2013.
‘Female Fantasy and Post-Feminist Politics and Nora Ephron’s Screenplays’ in ‘The Journal of Screenwriting’ Vol 3 number 2, February, 2012) Intellect Journals
Periodical and newspaper articles
Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Britain feature entry on 'The British Film Industry' (Helicon, 1999)
Hutchinson Encyclopedia feature entry 'What is the Future of Special Effects in Films?' (Helicon, 2000)
The Myth of the Mumpreneur, Austerity, Gender and Domestic Finances, Kent University, June 2015
Tiger Mothers, ‘Chinese’ parenting and neo-liberal parenting culture, PCA/ACA Chicago, April, 2014
‘I was only being honest’, maternal confessionals and the neo-liberal mother, University of East London , research and Knowledge conference, June 2013
‘Book Groups and The Contemporary Novel: Do Bookgroups Make a Positive Contribution to Literary Culture?’ The East London Literary Festival, Oct 2011
I Blame the Parents; Maternal Ambivalence and Infant Determinism in Lionel Shriver’s We Need To Talk About Kevin’,
Critical Perspectives: Contemporary Women Novelists, Roehampton University, April 2011 (I also gave this paper at the Affecting Feminism Conference, Newcastle University December 2010)
The Post 9/11 Chick-Flick?:Loss and Maternal Recuperation in Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously,
The Depoliticisation of 9/11, Newcastle University, November, 2010 Chick-Flicks and 9/11, CSA Milwaukee, 2010.
‘Myth, Gender and Metaphysics in Contemporary Eco-Fiction’, CSA New York, 2008
'Ideology and Media Representations of Family and Parenting in Contemporary British Culture (with Dr Michael Peplar) Univesidade Lusofona, Lisbon, November 2006
Fiftiesness Revisited, Postmodernism, gender and cinema, PCL conference, Altlanta, April, 2006.
'Romantic-Irony and the Reinvention of the Single Girl,' Association of Cultural Studies Inaugural Conference, July 2003, Pittsburgh
Interviewed for and appeared on Channel Four's Dark Tales (on Angela Carter, women writers) Hart-Ryan productions, January, 1999
Key publications pre 2001: Costume Drama and Counter-Memory in Sally Potters Orlando in Postmodern Subjects/ Postmodern Texts Jane Dowson and Steve Earnshaw (eds) Rodophi, 1995.
Gender, Sex and The Family in Mike Storrey and Peter Childs (eds) British Cultural Studies Routledge, 1997
Modernist and Postmodernist Literature
Contemporary Writing on the Family
Modernity, Literature and Culture
PhD students, Alison Baker, class and gender in post-1970s children’s fiction, Alison Baker, Muslim writers, religion and cross-cultural romance, Adrian Banting (UEL)
Awarded a research intern to assist in research into Cultural Representations of the Family in Literature and in planning and organising a one day symposium on ‘The Family in Crisis? : representation of the neo-liberal family (2013)
Memberships of Professional Bodies
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy