Biography

Christopher's current research, Queer Transcultural Memory: U.S Culture and the Global Context, examines twenty-first century literature and visual culture through the theoretical frameworks of transcultural memory and queer assemblages. Previously, they studied at UEA for an MA in Poetry and at Goldsmiths, University of London for a BA in English Literature. They have previously received funding to attend the T.S. Eliot International Summer School at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London.

They have published an article in Mississippi Quarterly, a review in European Journal of American Culture, and have an article forthcoming in Journal of American Studies. They have also contributed a book chapter to an edited collection titled New Queer Horror, which is currently under contract with University of Wales Press. Christopher is currently editing a special issue of Journal of Homosexuality titled 'Queer Subjectivities and the Contemporary United States'.

Their upcoming project, tentaively titled Queer Criminalities, explores the ways that queerness is conceptualized as criminal and deviant through a range of Anglophone literature and texts. Christopher is the founder of the Queer Studies Network. They would be interested in hearing from other academics with similar interests to faciliate collaboration and research opportunities.

As a poet, Christopher's work has been featured in Ink, Sweat and Tears and Cadaverine Magazine as well as online publications internationally. They have also worked on various projects including a collaboration with The Royal Philharmonic Society. They are currently working on a chapbook that deals with the intersections of identity, queerness, and mental health.

All Publications

Clark, C. W.

(2018)

Hosting Digital Technologies: Pushing the Limits of Blackboard and Beyond,

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Clark, C. W.

(2018)

Queer Transcultural Movements and Genre in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Dragonfish,

Full Text UEA Repository

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Clark, C. W.

(2017)

What Comes to the Surface: Storms, Bodies and Community in Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones,

in Mississippi Quarterly

68

(3-4)

pp. 341-358

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Clark, C. W.

(2017)

"A Distant Bruise, Thickening Across The Sky": Queer Violence and Legacies of Imperialist Homonationalism in Roy Scranton's War Porn,

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Clark, C. W.

(2017)

Crossing Borders: Queer Movement and Memory in Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Akhil Sharma's Family Life,

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Clark, C. W.

(2017)

"The Worst Kind of People": Queer Bodies, Transcultural Memory, and Guantánamo Diary,

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Clark, C. W., Gaine, V. M., O’Gorman, D., Cameron, D.

(2016)

Frames of Memory After 9/11: Culture, Criticism, Politics, and Law, Lucy Bond (2015) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 218 pp., ISBN: 9781137440099, h/bk, £63.00,

in European Journal of American Culture

35

(3)

pp. 229-241

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Clark, C. W.

(2016)

Re-Imagining the American Landscape: Jonathan Hyman's Beyond Ground Zero,

UEA Repository

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Clark, C. W.

(2014)

Visiting the Body Artist: Bodily borders in Don DeLillo's The Body Artist,

UEA Repository

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Clark, C. W.

(2014)

Angels and Demons: Responses to HIV/AIDS in Contemporary American Literature,

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Key Research Interests

Contemporary U.S. Literature and Visual Cultures

Transnationalism and Transcultural Memory

Global Literatures in English

Queer Theory and Assemblages

 

Research Group Membership

  • Queer Studies Network (founder)
  • British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies 
  • Contemporary Studies Network
  • Southern Studies in the UK Network

Teaching Interests

Christopher has taught on the following modules:

  • Imagining America: Literature II
  • Reading Cultures II: Ideas and Ideologies
  • The American Body (Module Convenor)
  • Aliens, Outsiders, and Expats: Writing America Outside In (co-taught with Hilary Emmett)
  • Postcolonial Cultures: Texts and Contexts (Module Convenor)

Their teaching interests include Modern and Contemporary Literatures in English; Trasnational and Postcolonial Literature; Queer Thoery; Poetry Practice and Analysis; Visual Cultures and Media.

 

Professional Activities

Accreditations

  • Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Academy
  • Fellowship (pending), Higher Education Academy

Conferences Organized

Memberships

  • Modern Languages Association
  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • British Association of American Studies
  • The Poetry Society
  • Poetry Book Society

Administrative Posts

Information Assistant, Research and Innovation Divison (2014-2018)

Examination Invigilator, Learning and Teaching Service (2015-2018)

Interim Admissions Tutor, Joint Honours Programme, University of Hertfordshire (2018)