Biography

Nonia studied at Cambridge University, The Institute of Education and UEA.  She gained her PhD at UEA in 2013, with a project on the writing, life, and cultural milieu of the British avant-garde writer, Ann Quin.

Nonia works part-time in Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, and part-time as a Learning Enhancement Tutor in the Student Support Service, where she is particularly interested in student writing and wellbeing; Nonia recently wrote about her work in this area for the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie.  She enjoys how the two roles work together to develop her pedagogical practice and ability to support students' writing.

Key Research Interests

Nonia researches intersections between twentieth-century experimental aesthetics and forms, representations of gender and sexuality, and questions of wider twentieth century cultural and political contexts.

Recent publications include her edited collection (for which she has also written a chapter on Ann Quin's 'infuriating' experiments), British Avant-Garde Fiction of the 1960s (EUP, 2018), which seeks to intervene in the resurgence of interest in this literary period.  She has also written on madness, formal experiment, and cliché in Ann Quin for Textual Practice (forthcoming, 2018).  Nonia is currently researching Doris Lessing and Muriel Spark materials in the British Archive of Contemporary Writing at UEA.

Nonia is a member of the Modern and Contemporary Research group at UEA, the British Association for Modernist Studies, and the British Association for Contemporary Literature Studies.

Teaching Interests

Nonia has more than 14 years' teaching experience.  At UEA, she has lectured and taught seminars for a wide range of modules in LDC, including Reading Texts, Literature in History, Modernism, Fiction After Modernism, Critical Theory, The Short Story and Three Women Writers.  She enjoys supervising UG and PG dissertations and projects, and welcomes contact from students whose research interests connect with any of above (please also see 'key research interests').

Nonia is a fellow of the Higher Education Association.  Since 2016, she has also taught the Preparing to Teach course for HUM PhD students, which draws on her practical experience and established interest in pedagogical theory.