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Dr Marianne Wells

Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader

  • EB 1.33, Docklands Campus
    School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI)
    University of East London
    Docklands Campus
    E16 2RD
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    Marianne Wells

    As Programme Leader for English Literature, Marianne represents the academic interests of the course, coordinates the day-to-day management of the programme and has overall responsibility for the students on the programme.  Her research interests centre on twentieth and twenty-first century US drama, literature and film -- particularly related to the intersections between gender and national identity, narrative theory and feminist literary and cultural theory.  

    BA, MA -- English, University of Missouri

    MA -- Contemporary Cultural Processes, Goldsmiths

    PhD -- Multidisciplinary Studies

    Currently researching staging gender in the plays of Lanford Wilson and John Guare.


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    Twentieth and 21st century US, British and Anglophone drama, fiction and film, narrative theory, feminist literary and cultural theory.


    Current teaching:
    CC4301 Introduction to Literature: Ways of Reading
    CC5307 American Literature
    CC6000 Dissertation Workshop
    CC6302 Literature and the Self

    Previous teaching:
    CC4305 Approaches to Shakespeare
    CC2303 Fiction/Film/Drama

    English Literature