Dr Lucy Arnold

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Dr Lucy Arnold, a specialist in contemporary literature at The University of Worcester. She has a particular research interests in contemporary gothic, narratives of haunting, contemporary women’s writing and psychoanalytic criticism

Dr Lucy Arnold

About Lucy Arnold

Dr Lucy Arnold is a specialist in contemporary literature, with particular research interests in contemporary gothic, narratives of haunting, contemporary women’s writing and psychoanalytic criticism.

Her teaching experience spans a wide range of periods and genres but focusses on twentieth and twenty-first century literature.

She has published extensively on the significance of ghosts and spectrality in the work of Hilary Mantel, whose work was the basis of her doctoral thesis and first book Reading Hilary Mantel: Haunted Decades,

Lucy has always been fascinated by ghosts and what their appearances in literature and culture might tell us about what is forgotten, hidden or marginalised within our societies.

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