Amelia Zhou, Wolfson

Degree: PhD
Course: English
Supervisor: Professor Kasia Boddy
Dissertation Title:

Intermedial experimentation in contemporary autotexts

Biographical Information

I am a first-year PhD student based in the Faculty of English.

I gained a BA in communication at the University of Technology Sydney, where I majored in journalism. I then did a one-year Honours degree in cultural studies at the University of Sydney. I completed my MA in Creative Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, where I was a Leverhulme Arts Scholar and awarded the highest achievement prize in my cohort.

My doctoral project is generously funded by the Smuts Cambridge International Scholarship. 

Research Interests

My doctoral project looks at contemporary intermedial autofictional and autotheoretical texts that bring together word and image in various ways. 

Current research interests include: twentieth and twenty-first century literary writing by people who work across media, notions of the 'autofictional' and 'autotheoretical', photography criticism and theory, exchanges between literature and other art forms (particularly photography and film), life narratives.

Further areas I hold particular interest in: hybrid and cross-genre literary forms, modern and contemporary poetry, contemporary dance especially its intersection with writing, postcolonial theory, feminist and queer theory, cultural studies, embodiment, migration, practice-research methodologies.

Selected Publications

REPOSE (Forthcoming: Wendy's Subway, 2024).