Biography

Christopher's current research involves an examination of twenty-first century U.S. 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.

Christopher has previously received a scholarship to attend the T.S. Eliot International Summer School at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London.

In 2017, Christopher attained Associate Fellowship status with the Higher Education Academy.

Their creative work has been featured in Ink, Sweat and Tears and Cadaverine Magazine and they have worked on collaborative projects, including for The Royal Philharmonic Society. They have a forthcoming article in Mississippi Quarterly (2017) and a review in European Journal of American Culture. Christopher has also participated in conferences ranging from the psychonalytic 'traces' in literature to contemporary topographics of the U.S landscape.

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.

All Publications

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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(Paper)

(Published)


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,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Clark, C. W.

(2017)

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

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(Published)


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

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(3)

pp. 229-241

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Clark, C. W.

(2016)

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

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Clark, C. W.

(2014)

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

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Clark, C. W.

(2014)

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

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Contemporary U.S. Literature and Visual Cultures

Transnationalism and Transcultural Memory

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:

  • AMAL4031B - Imagining America: Literature II
  • AMAS4037B - Reading Cultures II: Ideas and Ideologies
  • AMAS6040A - The American Body (Module Convenor)
  • AMAL6049A - Aliens, Outsiders, and Expats: Writing America Outside In (co-taught with Hilary Emmett)

Their teaching interests include Modern and Contemporary Literature; Poetry Practice and Analysis; Visual Cultures and Media.

 

Professional Activities

Accreditations

  • Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Academy

Conferences Organized

Memberships

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

Administrative Posts

Information Assistant, Research and Innovation Divison

Examination Invigilator, Learning and Teaching Service