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Amy Waite



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I am a Research Fellow in the department of English and Creative Writing. My research and teaching interests include posthumanism, animal studies, new materialism and ecocriticism, with a focus on twentieth century literature, Anglo-American poetry and contemporary children's fiction. As part of my fellowship, I also support the development of impact across the department, and help facilitate research commercialisation and knowledge exchange. 

My current project, a monograph provisionally titled Our Earthly Trust: Mina Loy, Elizabeth Bishop and the Posthuman World, examines poetic encounters between the human and the non-human in the work of these two twentieth-century poets. 

Prior to joining Roehampton, I worked for several years as a literary agent at Felicity Bryan Associates (focussing on middle grade and young adult fiction). I have subsequent additional interests in, and also teach across, creative writing (prose), children’s literature and publishing. At Roehampton, I sit on the editorial board of Fincham Press. 

My AHRC-funded doctorate was awarded by the University of Oxford in January 2015. At Oxford, I was Editor-in-Chief of The Oxonian Review and Arts Editor at Bluestocking. I spent a year as a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.  


DPhil (University of Oxford), MSt in English 1900-Present Day (University of Oxford), BA (Hons) (University of Oxford). 

Research Interests 



Twentieth-century literature (including Mina Loy and Elizabeth Bishop)

Women's Writing 


Children's Literature 

Education/Academic qualification

University of Oxford

Award Date: 12 Jan 2015

University of Oxford

Award Date: 31 Aug 2009

University of Oxford

Award Date: 31 Aug 2008

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