Ms Emma Barnes

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

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Current positions

Hourly Paid Lecturer


I completed by BA (Hons) English Literature and Language and MA Literature, Culture and Modernity at the University of Salford.

I completed my AHRC-funded PhD entitled 'Plants, Animals, Land: More-than-Human Relations and Gendered Survivance' at the University of Salford in 2021.

I am currently both a Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century and World Literatures and Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the University of Salford.

I am PI on the Knowledge Exchange research project 'Storying the Land: Contemporary Haudenosaunee Orature in On-the-Land Learning', working with members of the Six Nations of the Grand River Community, Indigenous Solidarity Working Group, and Revitalise Our Sustenance Project.

Areas of Research

Indigenous literatures, world literatures, postcolonial studies, animal studies, ecocriticism, Victorian literature.


Module Leader:

Regional and World Literature (L7)
Victorian Literature: Progress and Panic (L5)
Introduction to Literary Theory (L3)

I also teach on the following modules:

Critical Skills in the 21st Century (L4)
Discovering Literature (L4)
World Literatures and the Environment (L5)

I have previously taught on the following modules:

Narrative, Fiction and the Novel (L4)
Theory and Practice (L4)
Gender, Race and Empire at the fin de siecle (L5)
Postcolonial African Literatures (L6)
Modernism (L6)
Theory, Text, Writing (L7)
Professional Practice (L7)

I also supervise dissertations across all levels.