Dr Anne-Marie Evans
Lecturer in Literature
Anne-Marie came to York St John in September
2011 from the University of Central Lancashire, where she spent two
years as a Lecturer in American Studies and English Literature.
Her main area of interest is early twentieth
century American Literature. She completed her PhD at the
University of Sheffield where she also held a part-time Teaching
Fellowship for three years. Her thesis examined the work of writers
such as Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Gertrude Stein, Fannie Hurst
and Zora Neale Hurston in terms of literature, consumerism and the
articulation of female identity. Current projects involve working
on a monograph based on her thesis, and on a new research project
based on contemporary literary and cultural responses to the
American Civil War.
In 2005 Anne-Marie was co-chair for the BAAS
Postgraduate Conference, and regularly works as a Guest Lecturer
for the Villiers Park Educational Trust in Cambridge, where she was
appointed as the Lead Researcher for their online activities
project for English Literature. In 2010 she successfully applied
for the Fulbright Commission’s American Studies Summer Institute,
which involved spending a month studying at New York University.
She is also a book reviewer for American Studies Today and
the Journal of American Studies.